2009-05-19 (Tue) 10:30
I am going to introduce three papers about animal grouping and cooperative breeding in mammal and bird.
Complexity, dynamics and diversity of sociality in group-living mammals.
Ecological Research 2009;24(3):521.
Higashi M. and Yamamura N.:
What Determines Animal Group Size? Insider-Outsider Conflict and Its Resolution
The American Naturalist 1993;142(3):553-563
Diverse cooperative breeding systems in birds.
Japanese Journal of Ornithology 2005;54(1):1-22
(*for non-japanese speakers-- sorry, this article is written in japanese. You can read the abstract of this article in English, though.)