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Title Sexual segregation in vertebrates : ecology of the two sexes / edited by K.E. Ruckstuhl and P. Neuhaus
Published Cambridge ; Melbourne : Cambridge University Press, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 488 pages : illustrations)
Contents 1. Sexual segregation and the ecology of the two sexes / Kathreen E. Ruckstuhl and Tim H. Clutton-Brock -- 2. Definitions, hypotheses, models and measures in the study of animal segregation / Larissa Conradt -- 3. Sex differences in the foraging ecology of large mammalian herbivores / Johan T. Du Toit -- 4. Sexual segregation in seals / Iain J. Staniland -- 5. Sexual differences in foraging behaviour and diets : a case study of wandering albatrosses / Jose C. Xavier and John P. Croxall -- 6. Differences in foraging behaviour and feeding ecology in giant petrels / Jacob Gonzales-Solis and John P. Croxall -- 7. Predation risk as a driving factor for size assortative shoaling and its implications for sexual segregation in fish / Darren P. Croft, Jens Krause and Richard James -- 8. Differences in habitat selection and reproductive strategies of male and female sharks / David W. Sims -- 9. Sex differences in reproductive strategies affect habitat choice in ungulates / Martin B. Main and Johan T. Du Toit -- 10. Activity asynchrony and social segregation / Kathreen E. Ruckstuhl and Peter Neuhaus -- 11. Sexual segregation in ungulates : from individual mechanisms to collective patterns / Richard Bon, Jean-Louis Deneubourg, Jean-Francois Gerard and Pablo Michelena -- 12. Sexual segregation in humans / Anthony D. Pellegrini, Jeffrey D. Long and Elizabeth A. Mizerek -- 13. Ecological divergence between the sexes in reptiles / Richard Shine and Michael Wall -- 14. Sexual segregation in Australian marsupials / Abigail M. Macfarlane and Graeme Coulson -- 15. Social systems and ecology of bats / John D. Altringham and Paula Senior -- 16. Sociality and ecology of the odontocetes / Robert Michaud -- 17. Sexual segregation in non-human primates / David P. Watts -- 18. Sexual segregation in birds : patterns, processes and implications for conservation / Paulo Catry, Richard A. Phillips and John P. Croxall -- 19. Sexual segregation : a necessary consideration in wildlife conservation / Esther S. Rubin and Vernon C. Bleich -- 20. Conclusions and future directions / Peter Neuhaus, Kathreen E. Ruckstuhl and Larissa Conradt
Summary Males and females often differ in developmental patterns, adult morphology, ecology and behaviour, and in many mammals males are often larger. Size dimorphism results in divergent nutritional and energetic requirements or reproductive strategies by the sexes, which in turn sometimes causes them to select different forage, use different habitats, and express differing social affinities. Such divergent life-styles often lead males and females to live large parts of their lives separately. Sexual segregation is widespread in animals. Males and females may share the same habitat, but at different times, for example, or they might use different habitats entirely. Why did sexual segregation evolve and what factors contribute to it? Sexual Segregation in Vertebrates explores these questions by looking at a wide range of vertebrates and is aimed as a synthesis of our current understanding and a guide for future research
Analysis Sexual segregation
Sexual segregation
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 403-478) and index
Notes Online version of the print title
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Subject Animal behavior.
Animal ecology.
Sexual dimorphism (Animals)
Vertebrates -- Behavior.
Form Electronic book
Author Neuhaus, P. (Peter)
Ruckstuhl, K. E. (Kathreen E.)
LC no. 2006296108
ISBN 0511525621 (electronic bk.)
1107321786 (electronic bk.)
9780511525629 (electronic bk.)
9781107321786 (electronic bk.)