Phylogenies and the Comparative Method in Animal Behaviour

Phylogenies and the Comparative Method in Animal Behaviour

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This book considers the impact of modern phylogenetic comparative methods on the study of animal behaviour. It discusses the main issues that need to be considered in the design of a comparative study, and reviews statistical methods that are proposed for such research. Possible differences between the evolution of behaviour and the evolution of morphology using some of these modern techniques, comparative data, and phylogenies, are also considered.show more

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  • Hardback | 426 pages
  • 164.3 x 241 x 28.7mm | 826.1g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • line figures, tables
  • 0195092104
  • 9780195092103
  • 1,341,113

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The main purpose of this volume is to discuss the past, present and future impact of phylogenetic comparative methods on the field of animal behavior. The comparative method has been an integral component of the study of animal behavior since its inception.show more

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"Should prove insightful for anyone studying animal behavior, behavioral ecology, neuroethology, sociobiology, and for biologists in general."--BIOSIS "Should prove insightful for anyone studying animal behavior, behavioral ecology, neuroethology, sociobiology, and for biologists in general."--BIOSIS "Should prove insightful for anyone studying animal behavior, behavioral ecology, neuroethology, sociobiology, and for biologists in general."--BIOSIS "Should prove insightful for anyone studying animal behavior, behavioral ecology, neuroethology, sociobiology, and for biologists in general."--BIOSIS "Should prove insightful for anyone studying animal behavior, behavioral ecology, neuroethology, sociobiology, and for biologists in general."--BIOSISshow more

Table of contents

1. Phylogenetics in behavior ; 2. The statistical analysis of interspecific data ; 3. How to study comparative methods for discrete characters ; 4. The mechanistic bases of behavioral evolution ; 5. Geographic variation in behavior ; 6. Phylogenetic liability and rates of phenotypic evolution ; 7. Comparing behavioral and morphological characters as indicators of phylogeny ; 8. The phylogenetic content of avian courtship display and song evolution ; 9. Comparative analysis of the origins and losses of eusociality ; 10. Using comparative approaches to integrate behavior and population biology ; 11. Phylogenetic interpretations of primate socioecology ; 12. Using cladistic analysis of comparative data to reconstruct the evolution of cognitive development in hominidsshow more