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

J. Emmett Duffy and Martin Thiel


Understanding of animal social and sexual evolution has seen a renaissance in recent years with discoveries of frequent infidelity in apparently monogamous species, the importance of sperm competition, active female mate choice, and eusocial behavior in animals outside the traditional social insect groups. Each of these findings has raised new questions, and suggested new answers about the evolution of behavioral interactions among animals. This volume synthesizes recent research on the sexual and social biology of the Crustacea, one of the dominant invertebrate groups on earth. Its staggering ... More

Keywords: crustacean diversity, sensory biology, agonistic interactions, predation, resource availability, sexual systems, mating systems, social behavior, eusociality, anthropogenic stressors

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Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780195179927
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179927.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

J. Emmett Duffy, editor
College of William and Mary

Martin Thiel, editor
Universidad Catolica del Norte, Lorrondo

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PART I Conceptual Background and Context

1 The Behavioral Ecology of Crustaceans

Martin Thiel, and J. Emmett Duffy

PART II Communication

PART III Mating and Courtship

8 Mating Strategies in Isopods

Veijo Jormalainen

12 The Mating System of Symbiotic Crustaceans

J. Antonio Baeza, and Martin Thiel

PART IV Social Systems

PART V Synthesis

21 Sexual and Social Behavior of Crustacea

J. Emmett Duffy, and Martin Thiel

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