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Socioécologie : L'Animal social et son univers

Abstract : In 1975 an important book laying the foundations of a sociobiological theory was published in the United-States. That theory ascribes the origine of social structures and the roles of indiviudal within these structures exclusively to phylogenetic causes. That theory took its historical roots in animal sociology and was elaborated within the framework of the darwinian theory of evolution. This book on socioecology proposes a rational alternative to that sociobiological theory ; it shows how social groups at least in Mammals may be formed, dissociated and then restructured. The relationships of social animals with their tropic environment, the predators that hunt them and their conspecifics reveal a remarkeable plasticity. This in turn influences the way a social animal ensures its vital functions and reproduction. Socioecology should arouse enthusiasm in all those who are interested in Ethology like professional and amateur Biologists, Sociologists and Psychologists, and more genrally, readers wishing to broader their vision of modern research and to elaborate their reflexion on life.
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Jean-Yves Gautier. Socioécologie : L'Animal social et son univers. Editions Privat - Collection Bios, pp.268, 1982, 270898702. ⟨hal-01371741⟩



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