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Sex Ratios By Edited by Ian C. W. Hardy (University of Nottingham)

Sex Ratios
by Edited by Ian C. W. Hardy (University of Nottingham)

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Sex ratios, the proportions of males and females in any given species, are important in evolutionary and behavioural ecology. This volume explores the context to and methods for many aspects of research on sex ratios, and will be an indispensable reference for all those working in this area.
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Sex Ratios: Concepts and Research Methods by Edited by Ian C. W. Hardy (University of Nottingham)

Covering sex allocation, sex determination and operational sex ratios, this multi-author volume provides both a conceptual context and an instruction in methods for many aspects of sex ratio research. Theory, statistical analysis and genetics are each explained and discussed in the first three sections. The remaining chapters each focus on research in one of a wide spectrum of animal, plant and microbial taxa, including sex ratio distorting bacteria in invertebrates, malarial parasites, birds, human and other mammals, giving critical appraisals of such research. Sex Ratios: Concepts and Research Methods is primarily intended for graduate and professional behavioural and evolutionary ecologists in this field, but it will also be useful to biologists building evolutionary models, and researchers analysing data involving proportions or comparisons across phylogenetically related species.

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Sex Ratios Reviews


' ... this excellent book provides an up-to-date and critical review of the models and data relating to sex ratios. ... well structured and demonstrated that a multi-authored book can be cohesive.' TRENDS in Ecology and Evolution
'... clearly structured, instructive, generously brimming with examples and contains useful, concise chapter summaries. Evolutionary biologists will find it not only useful but also accessible and engaging.' Kate Oddie, Animal Behaviour
'Hardy has done an excellent job in editing a book that conveys the continuing excitement in sex ratio research while still, to paraphrase Darwin, leaving some problems for future solution.' Science
'... an invaluable manual for any researcher in this field.' Louise Rowe, British Ornithologists' Union
'Hardy has done an excellent job in editing a book that conveys the continuing excitement in sex ratio research while still, to paraphrase Darwin, leaving some problems for future solution.' Science
'... an excellent volume.' Ethnology
'I would recommend anyone interested in the use or evolution of sex ratios theory to read this book. Every academic library should have a copy on their shelves.' Biologist
"Anyone working on sex ratios will want a copy of this book." Steven A. Frank, University of California, Irvine, CA
"This book is beautifully produced and often fun to read..." Plant Science Bulletin
"...his arguements are always interesting and original. Hardy has done an excellent job in editing a book that conveys the continuing excitement in sex ratio research while still, to paraphrase Darwin, leaving some problems for future solution." Nature

About Edited by Ian C. W. Hardy (University of Nottingham)


IAN HARDY is Senior Research Fellow in Biological Sciences at the University of Sunderland. He has published more than 50 articles, about half of which focus on sex ratios, and currently serves as Consulting Editor for the journal Animal Behaviour.

Table of Contents


Preface and acknowledgements; Part I. Sex Ratio Theory: 1. Models of sex ratio evolution Jon Seger and J. William Stubblefield; 2. Optimal sex allocation: steps towards a mechanistic theory Ido R. Pen and Franz J. Weissing; Part II. Statistical Analysis of Sex Ratio Data: 3. Statistical analysis of sex ratios: an introduction Kenneth Wilson and Ian C. W. Hardy; 4. Analysis of sex ratios in social insects J. J. (Koos) Boomsma and Goesta Nachman; 5. Analysis of sex ratio variances and consequences of sex allocation Sven Krackow, Evert Meelis and Ian C. W. Hardy; 6. Comparative analysis of sex ratios Peter J. Mayhew and Ido R. Pen; Part III. Genetics of Sex Ratio and Sex Determination: 7. Sex determining mechanisms in vertebrates Sarah B. M. Kraak and Ido R. Pen; 8. Sex determination in invertebrates James M. Cook; 9. Sex ratio distorters and their detection Richard Stouthamer, Gregory D. D. Hurst and J. A . J. (Hans) Breeuwer; Part IV. Animal Sex Ratios Under Different Life-Histories: 10. Sex ratios of parasitic Hymenoptera with unusual life-histories Paul J. Ode and Martha S. Hunter; 11. Sex ratio control in arrhenotkous and pseudo-arrhenotokous mites Maurice W. Sabelis, C. J. (Kees) Nagelkerke and J. A. J. (Hans) Breeuwer; 12. Aphid sex ratios William A. Foster; 13. Sex ratios in birds and mammals: can the hypotheses be disentangled Andrew Cockburn, Sarah Legge and Michael C. Double; 14. Human sex ratios: adaptations and mechanisms, problems and prospects John Lazarus; Part V. Sex ratios in other kingdoms: 15. Sex ratios of malaria parasites and related protozoa Andrew Read, Todd G. Smith , Sean Nee and Stuart A. West; 16. Sex allocation in hermaphroditic plants Peter G. L. Klinkhamer and Tom J. de Jong; 17. Sex ratios in dioecious plants Tom J. de Jong and Peter G. L. Klinkhamer; Part VI. Applications of sex ratios: 18. Operational sex ratios and mating competition Charlotta Kvarnemo and Ingrid Ahnestjoe; 19. Using sex ratios: the past and the future Steven Hecht Orzack; 20. Using sex ratios: why bother? Stuart A. West and Edward Allen Herre.

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Sex Ratios: Concepts and Research Methods by Edited by Ian C. W. Hardy (University of Nottingham)
Edited by Ian C. W. Hardy (University of Nottingham)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
2002-06-13
440
0521665787
9780521665780
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