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Predation and the Reproductive Behavior of Fiddler Crabs (Genus Uca)

John H. Christy

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

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195179927
eISBN:
9780199790111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179927.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

Predation affects fiddler crab reproductive timing, male competition for females, visual systems and orientation mechanisms, mechanisms and patterns of female choice, and the kinds of signals males ... More


Sexual Selection and Piscine Pregnancy

John C. Avise

in Evolutionary Perspectives on Pregnancy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160605
eISBN:
9780231531450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160605.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter focuses on sexual selection as considered in the intergenerational reproduction phenomena among fish. Since sexual selection has been identified to mold and behaviors and other ... More


The mating system

M.G.L. Mills and M.E.J. Mills

in Kalahari Cheetahs: Adaptations to an arid region

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198712145
eISBN:
9780191780639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198712145.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Coalition formation in the cheetah is considered to enhance male reproductive success, although no evidence to support this was gleaned in this study. Females advertised oestrus by spray-urinating ... More


Animal Personality and Investment in Reproduction: Hermit Crabs and Other Crustaceans as Model Organisms

Mark Briffa

in Reproductive Biology: The Natural History of the Crustacea, Volume 6

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190688554
eISBN:
9780197538272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190688554.003.0018
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Aquatic Biology

Animal personality has been demonstrated in a wide range of taxa, including crustaceans. This chapter defines personality as consistent variation in behavior among individuals. It describes related ... More


Reproduction and development

John D. Altringham

in Bats: From Evolution to Conservation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199207114
eISBN:
9780191810015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199207114.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter examines the reproduction and development of mammals and relates it to bats. It enumerates various mechanisms used by mammals and discusses how they have evolved to meet different ... More


Sexual mimicry

Steven D. Johnson and Florian P. Schiestl

in Floral Mimicry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198732693
eISBN:
9780191796975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732693.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry, Ecology

Sexual mimicry involves extensive floral modifications, particularly the evolution of highly specialized volatile signals to attract male insects. The study of sexual mimicry in plants has given new ... More


Spiders: An Introduction

Richard A. Bradley

in Common Spiders of North America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520274884
eISBN:
9780520954502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274884.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter includes a description of basic spider biology. It includes information on the ecological importance of spiders and their life histories. The behavior of spiders is described, including ... More


Insect Behavior and Social Evolution

Mary Jane West-Eberhard

in Human Social Evolution: The Foundational Works of Richard D. Alexander

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199791750
eISBN:
9780190267858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199791750.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter reviews Richard D. Alexander's early work on communication, mating behavior, and speciation in insects, along with some of his early thoughts on human evolution. It first considers ... More


Calibrating the Laboratory to Nature

Michael J. Wade

in Adaptation in Metapopulations: How Interaction Changes Evolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226129563
eISBN:
9780226129877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226129877.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter contains a discussion of why their life history made willow beetles a perfect field system for studying the evolution of social behaviors. This is an organism that lives in groups and ... More


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