Sociobiology

Sociobiology is the study of animal behaviour from an evolutionary perspective. Animal sociobiology is often better known as ‘behavioural ecology’, examples of which can be demonstrated by the evolution of cooperative and altruistic behaviours such as kinship. The articles highlight different ways animals behave to ensure evolutionary success over time, and address controversies surrounding sociobiology theory in humans.


Animal Personality
Denis Réale, Niels J Dingemanse
Published online: July 2012
Ecology and Social Organisation of Bees
David W Roubik
Published online: June 2012
Sociobiology, Evolutionary Psychology and Genetics
Patrick Bateson
Published online: May 2016
Sociobiology – A Philosophical Analysis
Michael Ruse
Published online: September 2014
Cultural Transmission and Evolution
Laureano Castro, Miguel A Toro
Published online: October 2010
Human Behavioural Ecology
Monique Borgerhoff Mulder, Ryan Schacht
Published online: August 2012
Behavioural Ecology
Reinmar Hager, Beatrice Gini
Published online: July 2012
The Evolution of Cooperative Breeding in Vertebrates
Jan Komdeur, David S Richardson, Martijn Hammers, Cas Eikenaar, Lyanne Brouwer, Sjouke A Kingma
Published online: April 2017
Evolutionary Ideas: The Modern Synthesis
Peter J Bowler
Published online: April 2001
Parent–Offspring Conflict, Sibling Rivalry and Coadaptation
Beatrice Gini, Reinmar Hager
Published online: October 2014
Conservation and Behaviour
Richard Buchholz, Patrick Yamnik, Cassan N Pulaski, Chelsea A Campbell
Published online: December 2008
Gene as a Cultural Icon
Dorothy Nelkin
Published online: September 2006
Politics in Biology
Manfred D Laubichler, Jane Maienschein
Published online: January 2010
Essentialism and Human Nature
Elisabeth A Lloyd, Stephen J Crowley
Published online: May 2003
Heritability Wars
Harvey Wickham, Pak Sham
Published online: July 2006
Group Selection
Lee Alan Dugatkin
Published online: July 2006
Evolutionary Game Theory
Mark Broom, Chris Cannings
Published online: November 2010
Predator Avoidance
Mark V Abrahams, Michael G Piersiak
Published online: September 2016
Eusociality and Cooperation
Laurent Keller, Michel Chapuisat
Published online: January 2017
Behavioural Genomics: An Organismic Perspective
Ryan Y Wong, Hans A Hofmann
Published online: September 2010
Theory of Cooperation
Andy Gardner, Ashleigh S Griffin, Stuart A West
Published online: November 2016