An Introduction to Behavioural Ecology

An Introduction to Behavioural Ecology

This is a marvellous book, written in a lucid style.

Author: Nicholas B. Davies

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405114165

Category: Science

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This textbook helped to define the field of Behavioural Ecology. In this fourth edition the text has been completely revised, with new chapters and many new illustrations and full colour photographs. The theme, once again, is the influence of natural selection on behaviour – an animal's struggle to survive and reproduce by exploiting and competing for resources, avoiding predators, selecting mates and caring for offspring, – and how animal societies reflect both cooperation and conflict among individuals. Stuart A. West has joined as a co-author bringing his own perspectives and work on microbial systems into the book. Written in the same engaging and lucid style as the previous editions, the authors explain the latest theoretical ideas using examples from micro-organisms, invertebrates and vertebrates. There are boxed sections for some topics and marginal notes help guide the reader. The book is essential reading for students of behavioural ecology, animal behaviour and evolutionary biology. Key Features: Long-awaited new edition of a field-defining textbook New chapters, illustrations and colour photographs New co-author Focuses on the influence of natural selection on behavior, and how animal societies reflect both cooperation and conflict among individuals “The long-awaited update to a classic in this field is now here, presenting new direc­tions in thinking and addressing burning questions. Richly informed by progress in many other disciplines, such as sensory physiology, genetics and evolutionary theory, it marks the emergence of behav­ioural ecology as a fully fledged discipline….. This is a marvellous book, written in a lucid style. A must-read for those in the field, it is also a cornucopia of new thinking for anyone interested in evolution and behaviour.” Manfred Milinski, Nature, 2012
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An Introduction to Behavioural Ecology

An Introduction to Behavioural Ecology

This work covers the influence of natural selection on behaviour - an animal's struggle to survive and reproduce by exploiting and competing for resources, avoiding predators, selecting mates and caring for offspring, and how animal ...

Author: Nicholas B. Davies

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444339499

Category: Science

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Additional resources for this book can be found at: www.wiley.com/go/davies/behaviouralecology This textbook helped to define the field of Behavioural Ecology. In this fourth edition the text has been completely revised, with new chapters and many new illustrations and full colour photographs. The theme, once again, is the influence of natural selection on behaviour - an animal's struggle to survive and reproduce by exploiting and competing for resources, avoiding predators, selecting mates and caring for offspring, - and how animal societies reflect both cooperation and conflict among individuals. Stuart A. West has joined as a co-author bringing his own perspectives and work on microbial systems into the book. Written in the same engaging and lucid style as the previous editions, the authors explain the latest theoretical ideas using examples from micro-organisms, invertebrates and vertebrates. There are boxed sections for some topics and marginal notes help guide the reader. The book is essential reading for students of behavioural ecology, animal behaviour and evolutionary biology. Key Features: Long-awaited new edition of a field-defining textbook New chapters, illustrations and colour photographs New co-author Focuses on the influence of natural selection on behavior, and how animal societies reflect both cooperation and conflict among individuals "The long-awaited update to a classic in this field is now here, presenting new direc­tions in thinking and addressing burning questions. Richly informed by progress in many other disciplines, such as sensory physiology, genetics and evolutionary theory, it marks the emergence of behav­ioural ecology as a fully fledged discipline..... This is a marvellous book, written in a lucid style. A must-read for those in the field, it is also a cornucopia of new thinking for anyone interested in evolution and behaviour." Manfred Milinski, Nature, 2012
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An Introduction to Behavioural Ecology

An Introduction to Behavioural Ecology

Leigh, E.G.J. (1999) Tropical Forest Ecology: A View from Barro Colorado Island.
Oxford ... Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 21, 135–140. Leonard ... Recent
developments from behavioural, reproductive and ecological perspectives.

Author: Nicholas B. Davies

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444398465

Category: Science

Page: 416

View: 724

This textbook helped to define the field of Behavioural Ecology. In this fourth edition the text has been completely revised, with new chapters and many new illustrations and full colour photographs. The theme, once again, is the influence of natural selection on behaviour – an animal's struggle to survive and reproduce by exploiting and competing for resources, avoiding predators, selecting mates and caring for offspring, – and how animal societies reflect both cooperation and conflict among individuals. Stuart A. West has joined as a co-author bringing his own perspectives and work on microbial systems into the book. Written in the same engaging and lucid style as the previous editions, the authors explain the latest theoretical ideas using examples from micro-organisms, invertebrates and vertebrates. There are boxed sections for some topics and marginal notes help guide the reader. The book is essential reading for students of behavioural ecology, animal behaviour and evolutionary biology. Key Features: Long-awaited new edition of a field-defining textbook New chapters, illustrations and colour photographs New co-author Focuses on the influence of natural selection on behavior, and how animal societies reflect both cooperation and conflict among individuals “The long-awaited update to a classic in this field is now here, presenting new directions in thinking and addressing burning questions. Richly informed by progress in many other disciplines, such as sensory physiology, genetics and evolutionary theory, it marks the emergence of behavioural ecology as a fully fledged discipline..... This is a marvellous book, written in a lucid style. A must-read for those in the field, it is also a cornucopia of new thinking for anyone interested in evolution and behaviour.” Manfred Milinski, Nature, 2012
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Behavioural Ecology

Behavioural Ecology

Intended for graduate and upper level undergraduate courses in behavioural ecology where students are already familiar with the basic ideas, this book continues to define the subject.

Author: John R. Krebs

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 0865427313

Category: Science

Page: 464

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Intended for graduate and upper level undergraduate courses in behavioural ecology where students are already familiar with the basic ideas, this book continues to define the subject. A completely new set of contributions has been brought together once more to take account of the many exciting new developments in the field. Each chapter presents a balanced view of the subject, integrating a clear exposition of the theory with a critical discussion of how predictions have been tested by experiments and comparative studies. In addition, the book points to unreconciled issues and possible future developments. Edited by two of the most highly regarded experts in the field, this new volume contains contributions from an international authorship and continues the tradition of clarity and accessibility established by the three previous editions. The latest edition of a classic in behavioural ecology. Divided into three sections: Mechanisms and Individual Behaviour, From Individual Behaviour to Social Systems, and Life Histories, Phylogenies and Populations. Contributions from the world's leading researchers.
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Outlines and Highlights for an Introduction to Behavioural Ecology by J R Krebs N B Davies Isbn

Outlines and Highlights for an Introduction to Behavioural Ecology by J R Krebs  N B Davies  Isbn

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Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again! Virtually all of the testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events from the textbook are included. Cram101 Just the FACTS101 studyguides give all of the outlines, highlights, notes, and quizzes for your textbook with optional online comprehensive practice tests. Only Cram101 is Textbook Specific. Accompanys: 9780632035465 .
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Studyguide for an Introduction to Behavioural Ecology by Krebs J R

Studyguide for an Introduction to Behavioural Ecology by Krebs  J  R

Cram101 Just the FACTS101 studyguides gives all of the outlines, highlights, and quizzes for your textbook with optional online comprehensive practice tests. Only Cram101 is Textbook Specific. Accompanies: 9780872893795.

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Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again Virtually all testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events are included. Cram101 Textbook Outlines gives all of the outlines, highlights, notes for your textbook with optional online practice tests. Only Cram101 Outlines are Textbook Specific. Cram101 is NOT the Textbook. Accompanys: 9780521673761
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Carnivore Behavior Ecology and Evolution

Carnivore Behavior  Ecology  and Evolution

John L . Gittleman References Krebs , J . R . , and Davies , N . B . 1993 . An
Introduction to Behavioural Ecology . Oxford : Blackwells . Matthews , H . 1939 .
Reproduction of the spotted hyaena ( Crocuta crocuta Erxleben ) . Phil . Trans .
Soc .

Author: John L. Gittleman

Publisher: Comstock Pub Assoc

ISBN: 080148216X

Category: Nature

Page: 644

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An Introduction to Animal Behaviour

An Introduction to Animal Behaviour

Tinbergen's four questions of causation, evolution, development and function form the fundamental framework of the text, illustrated with fascinating examples of complex behavioral mechanisms.

Author: Aubrey Manning

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521165148

Category: Medical

Page: 467

View: 262

Wolves excitedly greet each other as members of the pack come together; a bumble bee uses its long tongue to reach the nectar at the base of a foxglove flower; a mongoose swiftly and deftly bites its prey to death; young cheetahs rest quietly together, very close to sleep. Now in full color, this revised and updated edition of Manning and Dawkins' classic text provides a beautifully written introduction to the fundamentals of animal behavior. Tinbergen's four questions of causation, evolution, development and function form the fundamental framework of the text, illustrated with fascinating examples of complex behavioral mechanisms. The authors provide accounts of all levels of behavior from the nerve cell to that of the population. The strengths of An Introduction to Animal Behavior as a textbook include its clear explanations and concise, readable text and the enthusiasm of the authors for their subject.
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Behavioral Ecology of a Primitively Social Webspinner Embiidina Clothodidae Clothoda Urichi

Behavioral Ecology of a Primitively Social Webspinner  Embiidina  Clothodidae  Clothoda Urichi

An Introduction to Behavioural Ecology . Sinauer Assoc . Sunderland . Mass . 292
pp . Krombein , K . V . 1979 . Biosystematic studies of Ceylonese wasps , VI .
Notes on the Sclerogibbidae with descriptions of two new species ( Hymenoptera
 ...

Author: Janice Susan Edgerly

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924018419055

Category: Clothoda urichi

Page: 334

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Animal Behaviour A Very Short Introduction

Animal Behaviour  A Very Short Introduction

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly.

Author: Tristram D. Wyatt

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191020940

Category: Science

Page: 144

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How animals behave is crucial to their survival and reproduction. The application of new molecular tools such as DNA fingerprinting and genomics is causing a revolution in the study of animal behaviour, while developments in computing and image analysis allow us to investigate behaviour in ways never previously possible. By combining these with the traditional methods of observation and experiments, we are now learning more about animal behaviour than ever before. In this Very Short Introduction Tristram D. Wyatt discusses how animal behaviour has evolved, how behaviours develop in each individual (considering the interplay of genes, epigenetics, and experience), how we can understand animal societies, and how we can explain collective behaviour such as swirling flocks of starlings. Using lab and field studies from across the whole animal kingdom, he looks at mammals, butterflies, honeybees, fish, and birds, analysing what drives behaviour, and exploring instinct, learning, and culture. Looking more widely at behavioural ecology, he also considers some aspects of human behaviour. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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An Introduction to Evolutionary Ecology

An Introduction to Evolutionary Ecology

Text suitable for a variety of courses at the advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate levels explores the questions at the heart of evolutionary ecology: the origin and maintenance of the diversity of organisms, the pressures that ...

Author: Andrew Cockburn

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 0632027290

Category: Science

Page: 370

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Text suitable for a variety of courses at the advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate levels explores the questions at the heart of evolutionary ecology: the origin and maintenance of the diversity of organisms, the pressures that determine their form and shape their behavior, and the way in which they interact. With some 140 illustrations and drawings, and some 1,100 references. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Philosophia Naturalis

Philosophia Naturalis

In : Natural History 86 , S. 22–30 Hamilton , W.D. , 1964 : The genetical evolution
of social behaviour . In : Journal of ... London : Allen & Unwin Krebs , J.R. , Davies
, N.B. , 1981 : An Introduction to Behavioural Ecology . Oxford : Blackwell . dt .

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Category: Philosophy

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Eranos

Eranos

B .: J [ ohn ] R. Krebs & N. B. Davies , Behavioural Ecology : An Evolutionary
Approach , Oxford : Blackwell , 1978. J. R. Krebs & N. B. Davies , An Introduction
to Behavioural Ecology , Oxford : Blackwell , 1981 , 2nd edition 1987. G [ raham ]
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ISBN: UOM:39015014588332

Category: Mysticism

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Mathematical Ecology

Mathematical Ecology

An Introduction Thomas G. Hallam, Simon A. Levin. Hassell , M . P . ( 1980 ) ...
related foraging behavior in sequentially hermaphroditic hogfishes ( Bodianus
spp . ) Ecology 64 : 798 ... An introduction to behavioural ecology . 2nd ed .
Sinauer .

Author: Thomas G. Hallam

Publisher: Springer Verlag

ISBN: UOM:39015010102633

Category: Science

Page: 457

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