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Title Phylogenies and the comparative method in animal behavior / edited by Emília P. Martins.

Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM BioMed ST  591.51 PHYL    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 415 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes Based on papers from a symposium organized for the Animal Behavior Society in Seattle, July 1994.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Phylogenetics in behavior: some cautions and expectations / Michael J. Ryan -- 2. The statistical analysis of interspecific data: A review and evaluation of phylogenetic comparative methods /Emilia P. Martins and Thomas F. Hansen -- 3. How to study discrete comparative methods / Mark Ridley and Alan Grafen -- 4. The mechanistic bases of behavioral evolution: A multivariate analysis of musculoskeletal function / George V. Lauder and Stephen M. Reilly --5. Geographic variation in behavior: A phylogenetic framework for comparative studies / Susan A. Foster and Sydney A. Cameron -- 6. Phylogenetic lability and rates of evolution: A comparison of behavioral, morphological and life history traits / Jobit L. Gittleman, C. Gregory Anderson, Mark Kot and Hang-Kwang Luh -- 7. Comparing behavioral and morphological characters as imdicators of phylogeny /Peter H. Wimberger and Alan de Queiroz.
8. The phylogenetic content of avian courtship display and song evolution / Rebecca E. Irwin -- 9. Comparative analysis of the origins and losses of eusociality: Causal mosaics and historical uniqueness /Bernard J. Crespi -- 10. Using comparative approaches to integrate behavior and population biology / Daniel E. L. Promislow -- 11. Phylogenetic Interpretations of primate socioecology: With special reference to social and ecological diversity in Macaca / Leslie K. W. Chan -- 12. Using cladistic analysis of comparative data to reconstruct the evolution of cognitive development in Hominids / Sue Taylor Parker -- 13. Why phylogenies are necessary for comparative analysis / Sean Nee, Andrew F. Read and Paul H. Harvey.
Summary In the last ten years, the "comparative method" has been revolutionized by modern statistical ways of incorporating phylogenies into the design and analysis of comparative studies. The results of this revolution are particularly important in the study of animal behavior, which has relied on interspecific comparisons to infer universal trends and evolutionary patterns. The chapters of this edited volume consider the impact of modern phylogenetic comparative methods on the study of animal behavior and discuss the main issues that need to be considered in design and analysis of a comparative study, considers possible differences between the evolution of behavior and the evolution of morphology, and reviews how phylogenetic comparative studies have been used in certain areas of behavioral research.
Other author Martins, Emília P.
Subject Animal behavior -- Congresses.
Phylogeny -- Congresses.
Psychology, Comparative -- Congresses.
ISBN 0195092104 (alk. paper)