Note:  Address for correspondence: Bo Terning Hansen, University of Oslo, Department of Biology, Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary synthesis, Box 1050 Blindern, N-0316 Oslo, Norway. Email: [email protected]
Abstract: The significance of sociality for the development of species recognition surprised even Gottlieb. There is a growing interest in the role of developmental plasticity in evolution among biologists. Although still understudied, Gottlieb's view on the importance of novel behavior in evolution has recently gathered empirical support.
Keywords: imprinting, phenotypic plasticity, evolution, species recognition