The social life of greylag geese : patterns, mechanisms and evolutionary function in an avian model system [E-Book] / edited by Isabella B.R. Scheiber, University of Groningen, the Netherlands and Konrad Lorenz Research Station, Grünau, Austria, Brigitte M. Weiss, University of Tübingen, Germany and Konrad Lorenz Research Station, Grünau, Austria, Josef Hemetsberger, University of Vienna and Konrad Lorenz Research Station, Grünau, Austria, Kurt Kotrschal, University of Vienna and Konrad Lorenz Research Station, Grünau, Austria.
Scheiber, Isabella B. R., (editor)
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013
1 online resource (xvii, 237 pages)
englisch
9781139049955
9780521822701
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Table of Contents:
  • Greylag geese : from general principles to the Konrad Lorenz flock / Josef Hemetsberger, Brigitte M. Weiß and Isabella B.R. Scheiber
  • Goose research then and now / Katharina Hirschenhauser, Heidi Buhrow, Helga Fischer and Kurt Kotrschal
  • Individuals matter : personality / Simona Kralj-Fišer, Jonathan Niall Daisley and Kurt Kotrschal
  • Maintenance of the monogamous pair bond / Iulia T. Nedelcu and Katharina Hirschenhauser
  • Alternative social and reproductive strategies / Brigitte M. Weiß
  • Beyond the pair bond : extended family bonds and female-centred clan formation / Isabella B.R. Scheiber and Brigitte M. Weiß
  • Causes and consequences of aggressive behaviour and dominance rank / Brigitte M. Weiß
  • The costs of sociality measured through heart rate modulation / Claudia A.F. Wascher and Kurt Kotrschal
  • 'Tend and befriend' : the importance of social allies in coping with social stress / Isabella B.R. Scheiber
  • How to tell friend from foe : cognition in a complex society / Brigitte M. Weiß, Christian Schloegl and Isabella B.R. Scheiber
  • The greylag goose as a model for vertebrate social complexity / Isabella B.R. Scheiber, Kurt Kotrschal and Brigitte M. Weiß.