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Sociobiology of Caviomorph Rodents

An Integrative Approach

Luis A. Ebensperger Loren D. Hayes



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John Wiley & Sons Inc
12 April 2016
Fully integrative approach to the socibiology of caviomorph rodents Brings together research on social systems with that on epigenetic, neurendocrine and developmental mechanisms of social behavior Describes the social systems of many previously understudied caviomorph species, identifying the fitness costs and benefits of social living in current day populations as well as quantified evolutionary patterns or trends Highlights potential parallels and differences with other animal models
Edited by:   Luis A. Ebensperger, Loren D. Hayes
Imprint:   John Wiley & Sons Inc
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 243mm,  Width: 176mm,  Spine: 22mm
Weight:   844g
ISBN:   9781118846490
ISBN 10:   1118846494
Pages:   408
Publication Date:   12 April 2016
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Acknowledgments ix Notes on contributors xi Introduction xv 1 The caviomorph rodents: distribution and ecological diversification 1 Ricardo A. Ojeda, Agustina A. Ojeda and Agustina Novillo 2 Diversity of social behavior in caviomorph rodents 28 Christine R. Maher and Joseph R. Burger 3 Comparative neurobiology and genetics of mammalian social behavior 59 Annaliese Beery, Yasmin Kamal, Raul Sobrero and Loren D. Hayes 4 Developmental underpinnings of social behavior 91 Valentina Colonnello, Ruth C. Newberry and Jaak Panksepp 5 Dispersal in caviomorph rodents 119 Eileen A. Lacey 6 Mechanisms of social communication in caviomorph rodents 147 Gabriel Francescoli, Selene Nogueira and Cristian Schleich 7 Causes and evolution of group-living 173 Luis A. Ebensperger and Loren D. Hayes 8 Rodent sociality: a comparison between caviomorphs and other rodent model systems 201 Nancy G. Solomon and Brian Keane 9 Cooperation in caviomorphs 228 Rodrigo A. Vasquez 10 Caviomorphs as models for the evolution of mating systems in mammals 253 Emilio A. Herrera 11 Parent-offspring and sibling-sibling interactions in caviomorph rodents: a search for elusive patterns 273 Zuleyma Tang-Martinez and Elizabeth R. Congdon 12 Fitness consequences of social systems 306 Loren D. Hayes and Luis A. Ebensperger 13 An integrative view of caviomorph social behavior 326 Luis A. Ebensperger and Loren D. Hayes Glossary 356 Index 371

Luis A. Ebensperger, P. Universidad Catolica de Chile, Chile Luis Ebensperger has developed a research career to examine causes (ecological, evolutionary) and consequences of rodent social living. He has successfullycombined field observational, demographical, and lab approaches to address why animals congregate, how they cooperate, and what are the fitness effectsof group-living and cooperation. His recent work has addressed the neuroendocrine and immune responses of social mammals and the links between these mechanisms and direct fitness. He has been able to acquire evidence not only from several caviomorph rodent models, but also from other animal models, including ungulates. In addition to publishing research papers in high impact journals, he has produced papers aimed to summarize andprovide an integrative view to current social behavior theory. Loren D. Hayes, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, USA Loren Hayes' research program examines the ecological and neural drivers of social systems, costs and benefits of communal care, and fitness consequences of group-living. Hayes has successfully combined field and laboratory work to determine the mechanisms of maternal investment and neuroendocrine sources of direct fitness variation in social voles and degus, respectively. His NSF-funded program includes collaborations in Chile, the U.S., and Taiwan and has generated 30 peer-reviewed papers, including two synthetic reviews on an integrated theory for sociality. Additionally, he co-organized a workshop on vertebrate sociality in Chile, participated in a National Evolutionary Synthesis Center working group on integrative animal sociality, and co-coordinated a Journal of Mammalogy Special Feature on caviomorph social systems.

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