Primatology Monographs

From Genes to Animal Behavior

Social Structures, Personalities, Communication by Color

Editors: Inoue-Murayama, Miho, Kawamura, Shoji, Weiss, Alexander (Eds.)

  • Presents the latest interdisciplinary research in behavioral diversity
  • Covers a wide range of research, using the newest and most promising methods and technologies
  • Useful to readers seeking to move beyond the boundaries of their own discipline and to expand their knowledge
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About this book

The biological and genetic bases of behavioral diversity have long been topics of study within many disciplines, including evolutionary biology, genetics, ethology, sociobiology, and comparative psychology, but only relatively recently have attempts been made to bring these different approaches together. This volume covers a wide range of interdisciplinary research which uses some of the newest and most promising methods and technologies. Presented here is an overview of findings in the ongoing search for the ultimate causes of behavior in several different species, including primates, dogs, rodents, birds, and fish. Divided into five parts, the work describes research on sexual and kin selection, personality and temperament, molecular genetics of personality, color vision and body coloration, and the neurological underpinnings of complex behaviors. Valuable for researchers as well as graduate students in a wide range of fields from neuroscience to ecology, the book is also useful to those seeking to move beyond the boundaries of their own discipline and to expand their knowledge.

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From the reviews:

“This edited volume contains 19 chapters that span an interesting collection of topics primarily related to animal behavior or genetics of particular behavioral traits. … This book would be useful for a graduate student seminar if the purpose was to expose students to an overview of a number of areas, particularly personality research.” (Nancy G. Solomon, The Quarterly Review of Biology, Vol. 87 (2), June, 2012)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Female Mate Choice in Rodents

    Fickel, Jörns (et al.)

    Pages 3-33

  • Extra-Pair Paternity and Sexual Selection

    Schlicht, Emmi (et al.)

    Pages 35-65

  • Male Reproductive Skew and Paternal Kin-Biased Behavior in Primates

    Inoue, Eiji

    Pages 67-81

  • Social Structures and Conflict Resolution in Primitively Eusocial Polistes Wasps

    Tsuchida, Koji

    Pages 83-112

  • How to Measure Animal Personality and Why Does It Matter? Integrating the Psychological and Biological Approaches to Animal Personality

    Koski, Sonja E.

    Pages 115-136

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eBook $179.00
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  • ISBN 978-4-431-53892-9
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  • ISBN 978-4-431-54647-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
From Genes to Animal Behavior
Book Subtitle
Social Structures, Personalities, Communication by Color
Editors
  • Miho Inoue-Murayama
  • Shoji Kawamura
  • Alexander Weiss
Series Title
Primatology Monographs
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-53892-9
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-53892-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-53891-2
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-54647-4
Series ISSN
2190-5967
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 413
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