Comparative Ecology

By: Ito, Yosiaki

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Octavo, pp xii, 436, black cloth , a very good copy throughut. [This book considers the patterns of population fluctuations of animals and intraspecific social relations by means of comparative methods and discusses the evolution of population regulation mechanisms and social relations. The author proposes that parental care has evolved in environments in which it is difficult for the young to obtain food, whilst high fecundity has evolved in the opposite environment. He presents evidence from a wide range of organisms to argue that during evolution animals repeatedly face the 'choice' of two strategies - low fecundity combined with parental protection, or high fecundity - and that this choice determined the amplitude, regularity and associated main factors of population fluctuations as well as the main characteristics of social relations as expressed in group life or dispersed living involving territory. Although many examples are drawn from insects, with which the author is most familiar, mammal, birds and other animal groups are also examined in depth.]

Title: Comparative Ecology

Author Name: Ito, Yosiaki

Categories: Ecology,

Edition: First English edition

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1980

ISBN Number: 0521229774

ISBN Number 13: 9780521229777

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 013283