[MARMAM] Sexual Segregation in Odontocetes

Robert Michaud rmichaud at gremm.org
Thu Dec 14 18:38:37 PST 2006


Bonjour

I recently contributed a chapter in a book on Sexual Segregation, in which I
examine the extent and the possible causes of sexual segregation in
odontocetes.

The book:
Sexual Segregation in Vertebrates: Ecology of the Two Sexes
Edited by Kathreen Ruckstuhl and Peter Neuhaus
Cambridge University Press
Published January 2006 | 500 pages | 247 x 174 mm

Overview: 
An understanding of sexual segregation is important in the explanation of
life history and social preference, population dynamics and the conservation
of rare species. This book explores the reasons why this behaviour has
evolved and what factors contribute to it.
€ Chapters provide a synthesis on many different vertebrate groups
€ This is the first synthesis, to our knowledge, on sexual segregation
€ Highlights important implications for conservation

Chapter 16
For those who are interested, I can send a PDF of my chapter (16‹ Sociality
and ecology of the odontocetes, Robert Michaud)

Robert Michaud
Scientific director
Groupe de recherche et d'education sur les mammiferes marins
Tadoussac, Quebec, CANADA
rmichaud at gremm.org

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For those who are interested to read more, here is the table of content of
the book

Part I
Overview
1. Sexual segregation and the ecology of the two sexes
KATHREEN E. RUCKSTUHL AND TIM H. CLUTTON-BROCK
 
Part II
Concepts and methodology
2. Definitions, hypotheses, models and measures in the study of animal
segregation
LARISSA CONRADT
 
Part III
Foraging ecology 
3. Sex differences in the foraging ecology of large mammalian herbivores
JOHAN T. DU TOIT
4. Sexual segregation in seals
IAIN J. STANILAND
5. Sexual differences in foraging behaviour and diets: a case study of
wandering albatrosses
JOSÉ C. XAVIER AND JOHN P. CROXALL
6. Differences in foraging behaviour and feeding ecology in giant petrels
JACOB GONZÁLES-SOLÍS AND JOHN P. CROXALL
 
Part IV
Predator avoidance and reproductive strategies
7. Predation risk as a driving factor for size assortative shoaling and its
implications for sexual segregation in fish
DARREN P. CROFT, JENS KRAUSE AND RICHARD JAMES
8. Differences in habitat selection and reproductive strategies of male and
female sharks
DAVID W. SIMS
9. Sex differences in reproductive strategies affect habitat choice in
ungulates
MARTIN B. MAIN AND JOHAN T. DU TOIT
 
Part V
Sex-related activities and social factors
10. Activity asynchrony and social segregation
KATHREEN E. RUCKSTUHL AND PETER NEUHAUS
11. Sexual segregation in ungulates: from individual mechanisms to
collective patterns
RICHARD BON, JEAN-LOUIS DENEUBOURG, JEAN-FRANçOIS GERARD AND PABLO MICHELENA
12. Sexual segregation in humans
ANTHONY D. PELLEGRINI, JEFFREY D. LONG AND ELIZABETH A. MIZEREK
 
Part VI
Sexual differences in ecology: comparisons within different taxa
13. ECOLOGICAL DIVERGENCE BETWEEN THE SEXES IN REPTILES
RICHARD SHINE AND MICHAEL WALL
14. Sexual segregation in Australian marsupials
ABIGAIL M. MACFARLANE AND GRAEME COULSON
15. Social systems and ecology of bats
JOHN D. ALTRINGHAM AND PAULA SENIOR
16. Sociality and ecology of the odontocetes
ROBERT MICHAUD
17. Sexual segregation in non-human primates
DAVID P. WATTS
 
Part VII
Implications for conservation
18. Sexual segregation in birds: patterns, processes and implications for
conservation
PAULO CATRY, RICHARD A. PHILLIPS AND JOHN P. CROXALL
19. Sexual segregation: a necessary consideration in wildlife conservation
ESTHER S. RUBIN AND VERNON C. BLEICH
 
Part VIII
Outlook
20. Conclusions and future directions
PETER NEUHAUS, KATHREEN E. RUCKSTUHL AND LARISSA CONRADT


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