Sperm Competition in Birds: Evolutionary Causes and Consequences

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9780121005412: Sperm Competition in Birds: Evolutionary Causes and Consequences

Sperm competition is a central part of sexual selection and will therefore be of interest to all behavioral ecologists since the topics discussed here include many that are applicable to other animal groups.
The text is supportedby numerous photographs, diagrams, tables, and outstanding illustrations by David Quinn.

Sperm Competition in Birds addressess the following topics:
Both functional and causal aspects of the subject
The importance of sperm competition in different avian mating systems
The relationship between sperm competition and male and female reproductive anatomy and physiology, copulation patterns, and paternity guards
The costs and benefits of copulating with multiple partners for both males and females
The relationship between multiple mating and paternity, and the far-reaching evolutionary consequences of sperm competition

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Dr. Møller is currently the M.F. Jonsson Professor of Hearing, University of Texas at Dallas, the Callier Center for Communication Disorders. He was on the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine for 19 years, where he held positions as Research Professor of Otolaryngology and later of Neurological Surgery. From 1988 to 1997 he held the position of Professor of Neurological Surgery. He received his medical education at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, where he also held faculty positions for more than 10 years. Dr. Møller is founder and Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Hearing Research.

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"So the book challenged me to think--that is something I enjoy, so I give this book an 'A' and consider it required reading for all avian behavioral ecologists."
--WILSON BULLETIN
"The book is full of clever hypotheses and intriguing data; it is well written, illustrated and referenced... The study of sperm competition in the bird is exploding. This book presents an excellent current perspective... This book will be the staple of numerous seminars."
--TREE
"The book should be read by all who are interested in bird behavioral ecology."
--NATURE

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Birkhead, T.R. and Moller
Published by Academic Press Inc, London, U.K. (1991)
ISBN 10: 0121005410 ISBN 13: 9780121005412
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Book Description Academic Press Inc, London, U.K., 1991. Card Cover. Book Condition: New. First Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Softback. Bookseller Inventory # 014558

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