By Jerry O Wolff;Paul W Sherman

Rodent Societies synthesizes and integrates the present country of data concerning the social habit of rodents, supplying ecological and evolutionary contexts for knowing their societies and highlighting rising conservation and administration suggestions to maintain them. It starts off with a precis of the evolution, phylogeny, and biogeography of social and nonsocial rodents, offering a old foundation for comparative analyses. next sections concentrate on group-living rodents and symbolize their reproductive behaviors, existence histories and inhabitants ecology, genetics, neuroendocrine mechanisms, behavioral improvement, cognitive strategies, communique mechanisms, cooperative and uncooperative behaviors, antipredator innovations, comparative socioecology, ailments, and conservation. utilizing the hugely diversified and well-studied Rodentia as version structures to combine various learn methods and evolutionary conception right into a unifying framework, Rodent Societies will attract quite a lot of disciplines, either as a compendium of present learn and as a stimulus for destiny collaborative and interdisciplinary investigations.

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