Evolutionary Behavioral Ecology

Edited by:
David F. Westneat and Charles W. Fox
University of Kentucky



David F. Westneat
Department of Biology
101 Morgan Building
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506-0225

Phone: 859-323-9499
e-mail: biodfw@pop.uky.edu

Charles W. Fox
Entomology Department
S-225 Ag Science Center North
University of Kentucky
Lexington KY 40546-0091
Phones: 859-257-7474, Fax: 859-323-1120

e-mail: fox@uky.edu


Table of Contents


Section I: Foundations

  • Chapter 1: Ingeneous ideas-the history of behavioral ecology Tim Birkhead and Patricia Monaghan
  • Chapter 2: Adaptation Charles Fox and David Westneat
    • Box 2.1: Optimality models Steven Hecht Orzack
  • Chapter 3: Natural selection and behavior Barry Sinervo and Ryan Calsbeek
  • Chapter 4: Studying the fitness consequences of behavior John Hunt and David Hodgson
  • Chapter 5: The genetic basis of behavior Kerry Shaw and Chris Wiley
    • Box 5.1: An introduction to quantitative genetics Jason Wolf and Allen J. Moor
    • Box 5.2: Diversity of sex-determining mechanisms Daniel Warner and Fredric Janzen
  • Chapter 6: Behavior as phenotypic plasticity Cameron Ghalambor, Lisa Angeloni and Scott P. Carroll
    • Box 6.1: Contrasting quantitative genetic models for the evolution of plasticity
    • Box 6.2: Contrasting statistical methods for studying phenotypic plasticity
  • Chapter 7: Evolution of behavior: phylogeny and the origin of present-day diversity Terry Ord and Emilia Martins
    • Box 7.1: Comparative methods

Section II: Decision-making

  • Chapter 8: Decision theory Ronald Ydenberg
    • Box 8.1: A DSV model of clam life history decisions
  • Chapter 9: Sensory ecology and information use Johanna Mappes and Martin Stevens
    • Box 9.1: How sensory systems work: vision as an example
  • Chapter 10: Information processing: the ecology and evolution of cognitive abilities Sue Healy and Candy Rowe
    • Box 10.1: Testing cognition in the field

Section II: The Ecology of Behavior

  • Chapter 11: Foraging theory Ian Hamilton
    • Box 11.1: Allocating eggs among multiple hosts by 1 parasitic insects Frank J. Messina
  • Chapter 12: Managing risk: Adaptation and the perils of uncertainty Sasha Dall
    • Box 12.1: Fitness consequences and 'attitudes' to risk
    • Box 12.2: The Asset Protection Principle
  • Chapter 13: Predation risk and behavioral life history Peter Nonacs and Daniel Blumstein

Section IV: Social Interactions

  • Chapter 14: Interacting phenotypes and indirect genetic effects Jason Wolf and Allen Moore
    • Box 14.1: Social selection
    • Box 14.2: Social effects and the response to group selection
    • Box 14.3: Kin selection
  • Chapter 15: Contest behaviour Mark Briffa and Lynne Sneddon
    • Box 15.1: The hawk-dove game and evolutionary stable strategies
  • Chapter 16: Signalling Magnus Enquist, Peter Hurd and Stefano Ghirlanda
    • Box 16.1 - Game trees
  • Chapter 17: Social organization Ryan Earley and Lee Dugatkin
    • Box 17.1: Mechanisms of dominance hierarchy formation
    • Box 17.2. Reproductive Skew Peter Nonacs
  • Chapter 18: Altruism and cooperation Andy Gardner, Ashleigh Griffin, and Stuart West
    • Box 18.1: Use and abuse of altruism
    • Box 18.2: Hamilton's rule
    • Box 18.3: How to analyze a kin selection model
  • Chapter 19: Complex societies Dave Queller and Joan Strassmann
    • Box 19.1: Haplodiploid pedigree and relatedness

Section V: Reproductive Behavior

  • Chapter 20: Sexual selection Michael Jennions and Hanna Kokko
    • Box 20.1: Anisogamy and the parasitic nature of the origins of sperms
    • Box 20.2: Sex allocation theory and the Fisher condition
  • Chapter 21: Consequences of variation in sperm availability to sexual selection in external fertilizers Don Levitan
  • Chapter 22: Postcopulatory sexual selection Scott Pitnick and David Hosken
    • Box 22.1: Multiple mating by females
    • Box 22.2: Ejaculate expenditure allocation models
  • Chapter 23: Sexual conflict Claudia Fricke, Amanda Bretman and Tracey Chapman
    • Box 23.1: Key lessons from sexual conflict theory
    • Box 23.2: Sexual conflict as social selection: insights from selection theory
    • Box 23.3: Sexual conflict can fuel evolutionary change leading the reproductive isolation
  • Chapter 24: Mate choice Rob Brooks and Simon Griffith
    • Box: Sensory drive Becky Fuller
  • Chapter 25: Alternative mating strategies Stephen Shuster
  • Chapter 26: Parental care Charlotta Kvarnemo
    • Box 26.1: Parebtal care and life-histories
    • Box 26.2: Parent-offspring conflict
    • Box 26.3: Adaptive offspring sex rations Michael Webster

Section VI: Extensions and Implications

  • Chapter 27: Behavioral ecology and speciation Howard Rundle and Janette Boughman
    • Box 27.1: Habitat preferences and the formation of new species Patrik Nosil
  • Chapter 28: Genomic approaches to behavioral ecology and evolution Christina Grozinger
    • Box 28.1: Sequencing technologies
    • Box 28.2: High-throughput gene expression analysis
    • Box 28.3: Single gene expression analysis
    • Box 28.4: Ecological genomic studies
  • Chapter 29: Evolutionary traps and the importance of behavioral ecology to conservation biology Martin A. Schlaepfer, Paul W. Sherman and Michael C. Runge
  • Chapter 30: Behavioral syndromes Andy Sih, Alison Bell and Chadwick Johnson
  • Chapter 31: Human evolutionary behavioral science Debra Lieberman and Steve Gangestad
    • Box 31.1: Modularity in human psychology