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Evolutionary Ecology of Social and Sexual Systems
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Evolutionary Ecology of Social and Sexual Systems: Crustaceans as Model Organisms

J. Emmett Duffy and Martin Thiel

Abstract

Understanding of animal social and sexual evolution has seen a renaissance in recent years with discoveries of frequent infidelity in apparently monogamous species, the importance of sperm competition, active female mate choice, and eusocial behavior in animals outside the traditional social insect groups. Each of these findings has raised new questions, and suggested new answers about the evolution of behavioral interactions among animals. This volume synthesizes recent research on the sexual and social biology of the Crustacea, one of the dominant invertebrate groups on earth. Its staggering ... More

Keywords: crustacean diversity, sensory biology, agonistic interactions, predation, resource availability, sexual systems, mating systems, social behavior, eusociality, anthropogenic stressors

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780195179927
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179927.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

J. Emmett Duffy, editor
College of William and Mary

Martin Thiel, editor
Universidad Catolica del Norte, Lorrondo

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