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The Evolution of Begging Competition, Cooperation and Communication

Edited By: Jonathan Wright and Marty L Leonard
508 pages, Figs, tabs
The Evolution of Begging
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  • The Evolution of Begging ISBN: 9781402005718 Hardback Dec 2002 Usually dispatched within 2-3 weeks
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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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Edited By: Jonathan Wright and Marty L Leonard
508 pages, Figs, tabs
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