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The Evolution of Begging: Competition, Cooperation and Communication

Edited By: Jonathan Wright and Marty L Leonard

508 pages, Figs, tabs

Kluwer Academic Publishers

Hardback | Dec 2002 | #133460 | ISBN: 1402005717
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About this book

Begging by nestling birds has become the model system for investigating evolutionary conflicts of interest within families and their theoretical resolution provided by honest signals of offspring need. Wright and Leonard have brought together twenty-four original contributions from major researchers in all areas of this dynamic field.


From the contents:Preface * Theoretical Approaches * Begging as a Signal and the Issue of Costs * Nestling Physiology * Sibling Competition * Begging and Brood Parasitism * Statistical Approaches * Species Index * Subject Index.

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