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Stable Social Grouping in Lizards


While, GM and Gardner, MG and Chapple, DG and Whiting, MJ, Stable Social Grouping in Lizards, Behavior of Lizards: Evolutionary and Mechanistic Perspectives, CRC Press, V Bels, A Russell (ed), Boca Raton, pp. 321-339. ISBN 9780429640728 (2019) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1201/9781498782739-11


Social behavior is extremely diverse. It ranges from simple and brief interactions between two individuals for the purposes of mating to complex interactions between individuals that occur within large cooperative societies (Szekely et al. 2010; Rubenstein and Abbot 2017). Because of the near ubiquity of social behavior across sexually reproducing animal species, and the fact that our own species is one of the most social of all organisms, there has been a fundamental interest in understanding its ecological and evolutionary causes and consequences.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:stable social group, family living, reptiles, parental care, kin selection
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Behavioural ecology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
UTAS Author:While, GM (Dr Geoff While)
ID Code:130851
Year Published:2019
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (DP150102900)
Deposited By:Zoology
Deposited On:2019-02-17
Last Modified:2020-07-22
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