The Ecology of social behavior

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Academic Press, 1988 - Nature - 429 pages
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The chapters in this book discuss and summarize the ecological factors affecting and effecting the formation of animal social groups and thereby address one of the central issues confronting researchers and students in sociobiology. The objectives are to review what is known about the impact of ecological factors in the formation and maintenance of social groups. Numerous examples have been drawn from a variety of phyla.

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Ecological TradeOffs and Social Behavior
3
Cooperation Aggression and the Evolution of Social
13
The Stable Group and the Determinants of Foraging
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