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The Black-Tailed Prairie Dog: Social Life of a Burrowing Mammal (Wildlife Behavior & Ecology)

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In The Black-Tailed Prairie Dog, John L. Hoogland draws on sixteen years of research at Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, in the United States to provide this account of prairie dog social behavior. Through comparisons with more than 300 other animal species, he offers new insights into basic theory in behavioral ecology and sociobiology.

Hoogland documents interactions within and among families of prairie dogs to examine the advantages and disadvantages of coloniality. By addressing such topics as male and female reproductive success, inbreeding, kin recognition, and infanticide, Hoogland offers a broad view of conflict and cooperation. Among his surprising findings is that prairie dog females sometimes suckle, and at other times kill, the offspring of close kin.

Enhanced by more than 100 photographs, this book illuminates the social organization of a burrowing mammal and raises fundamental questions about current theory. As the most detailed long-term study of any social rodent, The Black-Tailed Prairie Dog will interest not only mammalogists and other vertebrate biologists, but also students of behavioral and evolutionary ecology.

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Hoogland (biology, U. of Maryland) draws on 16 years of research at Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, to provide a definitive account of prairie dog social behavior. Through comparisons with more than 300 other animal species, he offers insight into the basic theories of behavioral ecology and sociobiology, examining coloniality, reproductive success, inbreeding, kin recognition, and infanticide. B&w photographs and an extensive bibliography.
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PrefaceCh. 1: Prairie Dogs and ColonialityCh. 2: Taxonomy and Natural HistoryCh. 3: BurrowsCh. 4: Study Sites and MethodsCh. 5: Costs and Benefits of ColonialityCh. 6: The CoterieCh. 7: Infanticide, the Major Cause of Juvenile MortalityCh. 8: The Antipredator CallCh. 9: Communal NursingCh. 10: Kin Recognition, Social Learning, and EusocialityCh. 11: Behavioral Observations of Estrus and CopulationsCh. 12: Annual and Lifetime Reproductive SuccessCh. 13: Factors That Affect Annual and Lifetime Reproductive SuccessCh. 14: Levels of InbreedingCh. 15: Do Mothers Manipulate the Sex Ratio of Their Litters?Ch. 16: Demography and Population DynamicsCh. 17: Behavioral Ecology of Prairie DogsAppendix A. Common and Scientific Names of Organisms Mentioned in This BookAppendix B. Descriptions of Infanticides by Marauding FemalesBibliographyIndex

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 427-519) and index.

Table of Contents

Preface

Ch. 1: Prairie Dogs and Coloniality

Ch. 2: Taxonomy and Natural History

Ch. 3: Burrows

Ch. 4: Study Sites and Methods

Ch. 5: Costs and Benefits of Coloniality

Ch. 6: The Coterie

Ch. 7: Infanticide, the Major Cause of Juvenile Mortality

Ch. 8: The Antipredator Call

Ch. 9: Communal Nursing

Ch. 10: Kin Recognition, Social Learning, and Eusociality

Ch. 11: Behavioral Observations of Estrus and Copulations

Ch. 12: Annual and Lifetime Reproductive Success

Ch. 13: Factors That Affect Annual and Lifetime Reproductive Success

Ch. 14: Levels of Inbreeding

Ch. 15: Do Mothers Manipulate the Sex Ratio of Their Litters?

Ch. 16: Demography and Population Dynamics

Ch. 17: Behavioral Ecology of Prairie Dogs

Appendix A. Common and Scientific Names of Organisms Mentioned in This Book

Appendix B. Descriptions of Infanticides by Marauding Females

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226351186
Author:
Hoogland, John L.
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Mammals
Subject:
Zoology
Subject:
Behavior
Subject:
Social behavior in animals
Subject:
Prairie dogs
Subject:
Dogs - Breeds
Subject:
Cynomys ludovicianus.
Subject:
Cynomys ludovicianus -- Reproduction.
Subject:
Black-tailed prairie dog
Subject:
General Pets
Subject:
Black-tailed prairie dog - Behavior
Subject:
Animals - Mammals
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Nature Studies-Mammals
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Wildlife Behavior and Ecology series
Series Volume:
no. 25-015
Publication Date:
20081231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
102 halftones, 204 line drawings, 66 tab
Pages:
562
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , PrefaceCh. 1: Prairie Dogs and ColonialityCh. 2: Taxonomy and Natural HistoryCh. 3: BurrowsCh. 4: Study Sites and MethodsCh. 5: Costs and Benefits of ColonialityCh. 6: The CoterieCh. 7: Infanticide, the Major Cause of Juvenile MortalityCh. 8: The Antipredator CallCh. 9: Communal NursingCh. 10: Kin Recognition, Social Learning, and EusocialityCh. 11: Behavioral Observations of Estrus and CopulationsCh. 12: Annual and Lifetime Reproductive SuccessCh. 13: Factors That Affect Annual and Lifetime Reproductive SuccessCh. 14: Levels of InbreedingCh. 15: Do Mothers Manipulate the Sex Ratio of Their Litters?Ch. 16: Demography and Population DynamicsCh. 17: Behavioral Ecology of Prairie DogsAppendix A. Common and Scientific Names of Organisms Mentioned in This BookAppendix B. Descriptions of Infanticides by Marauding FemalesBibliographyIndex
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