Social Predation

The classic literature on predation dealt almost exclusively with solitary predators and their prey. Going back to Lotka-Volterra and optimal foraging theory, the theory about predation, including predator-prey population dynamics, was developed for solitary species. Various consequences of sociality for predators have been considered only recently. Similarly, while it was long recognized that prey species can benefit from living in groups, research on the adaptive value of sociality for prey species mostly emerged in the 1970s. The main theme of this book is the various ways that predators and prey may benefit from living in groups. The first part focusses on predators and explores how group membership influences predation success rate, from searching to subduing prey. The second part focusses on how prey in groups can detect and escape predators. The final section explores group size and composition and how individuals respond over evolutionary times to the challenges posed by chasing or being chased by animals in groups. This book will help the reader understand current issues in social predation theory and provide a synthesis of the literature across a broad range of animal taxa. Includes the whole taxonomical range rather than limiting it to a select few Features in-depth analysis that allows a better understanding of many subtleties surrounding the issues related to social predation Presents both models and empirical results while covering the extensive predator and prey literature Contains extensive illustrations and separate boxes that cover more technical features, i.e., to present models and review results

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  • Author : Guy Beauchamp
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 336 pages
  • ISBN : 0124076548
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Social Predation

Social Predation
  • Author : Guy Beauchamp
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 07 December 2013
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The classic literature on predation dealt almost exclusively with solitary predators and their prey. Going back to Lotka-Volterra and optimal foraging theory, the theory about predation, including predator-prey population dynamics, was developed for solitary species. Various consequences of sociality for predators have been considered only recently. Similarly, while it was long recognized that prey species can benefit from living in groups, research on the adaptive value of sociality for prey species mostly emerged in the 1970s. The main theme of

The Spotted Hyena: A Study of Predation and Social Behavior

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  • Author : Hans Kruuk,Senior Principal Officer Nerc Hans Kruuk
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 30 September 2014
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In this seminal study, Hans Kruuk redefines the image of the spotted hyena, not as a common scavenger, but as a complex matriarchal predator with links to human evolution. "The Spotted Hyena" is the first study to capture the true behavior and ecology of these formidable predators, who instinctively adapt their social structure to meet their ecological needs. Kruuk's research reveals for the first time that hyenas combine carnivorous habits with group territoriality, thus drawing parallels between their existence and

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  • Author : William H. Gotwald
  • Publisher : Comstock Publishing Associates
  • Release : 02 July 1995
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  • Author : Alan J. Singer
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 26 October 2008
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This popular text advocates an inquiry and activity-based view of social studies teaching that respects the points of view of students and teachers. Based in practice and experience, it offers systematic support and open, honest advice for new teachers, is conversational not pedantic, and provides lots of examples. While the structure and most of the topics remain largely the same as before, this Third Edition presents new lesson ideas in every chapter especially designed to help new teachers to address

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  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release : 21 August 2008
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Communication is essential for all forms of social interaction, from parental care to mate choice and cooperation. This is evident for human societies but less obvious for bacterial biofilms, ant colonies or flocks of birds. The major disciplines of communication research have tried to identify common core principles, but syntheses have been few because historical barriers have limited interaction between different research fields. Sociobiology of Communication is a timely and novel synthesis. It bridges many of the gaps between proximate

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  • Author : Bret White
  • Publisher : Scientific e-Resources
  • Release : 07 November 2019
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  • Author : Tim Ingold
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 11 September 2002
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* Provides a comprehensive survey of contemporary thinking in biological, social and cultural anthropology and establishes the interconnections between these three fields. * Useful cross-references within the text, with full biographical references and suggestions for further reading. * Carefully illustrated with line drawings and photographs. 'The Companion Encyclopedia of Anthropology is a welcome addition to the reference literature. Bringing together authoritative, incisive and scrupulously edited contributions from some three dozen authors. The book achieves an impressive breadth of coverage of specialist areas.'

The Mind of the Chimpanzee

The Mind of the Chimpanzee
  • Author : Elizabeth V. Lonsdorf,Stephen R. Ross,Tetsuro Matsuzawa
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 15 August 2010
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Understanding the chimpanzee mind is akin to opening a window onto human consciousness. Many of our complex cognitive processes have origins that can be seen in the way that chimpanzees think, learn, and behave. The Mind of the Chimpanzee brings together scores of prominent scientists from around the world to share the most recent research into what goes on inside the mind of our closest living relative. Intertwining a range of topics—including imitation, tool use, face recognition, culture, cooperation,

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  • Author : G. G. Vega
  • Publisher : Babelcube Inc.
  • Release : 17 January 2020
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Politics, science, technology, philosophy, economy, religion, races, ideologies, nations, everything, is involved, always with a single great war, the origin and the reason of all wars. For millennia, centuries, decades, years, day after day. Humanity has been involved in a bloody war. Beyond the conventional wars between nations and races, beyond the political wars, Beyond the social wars and beyond the family wars and conflicts of each individual.

South American Primates

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  • Author : Paul A. Garber,Alejandro Estrada,Julio Cesar Bicca-Marques,Eckhard W. Heymann,Karen B. Strier
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 13 November 2008
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  • Author : Dragan M. Svrakic,Mirjana Divac Jovanovic
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 23 October 2018
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The Fragmented Personality introduces a new model for diagnosing and caring for patients with personality disorder. This book reviews in detail the neuroscience of brain and mind development, including the neuroscience of psychoanalytic concepts, both for normal and disordered personalities. In contrast to the current static classifications of personality pathology, the authors' approach yields a dynamic and personalized diagnosis within a 3D diagnostic space in which each individual is uniquely positioned. In this model, two intersecting dimensions, one vertical, representing

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  • Author : W. Penn Handwerker
  • Publisher : Rowman Altamira
  • Release : 02 July 2022
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Quick Ethnography takes traditional anthropological fieldwork techniques and applies them to contemporary applied research problems. For most applied projects, time is of the essence, and QE shows how ethnographic work can be successfully accomplished in a matter of weeks. Handwerker guides the reader through the use of research teams, highly focussed research problems, and a variety of structured techniques. This book will be a valuable reference for fieldworkers in anthropology and sociology, and other applied social science fields.

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  • Author : Matt W. Hayward,Michael Somers
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 20 April 2009
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Large predators are among the most threatened species on the planet and ways of conserving them in the face of increasing human populations and associated resource requirements are becoming critical. This book draws upon the experiences of some of the world’s foremost large carnivore specialists to discuss the numerous issues associated reintroducing large predators back into their natural habitats. Reviews of internationally renowned reintroduction programs for wolves, European lynx and African wild dog reveal the successes and failures of