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Collective Animal Behavior

Collective Animal Behavior Book
Author : David J. T. Sumpter
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2010-09-27
ISBN : 1400837103
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Fish travel in schools, birds migrate in flocks, honeybees swarm, and ants build trails. How and why do these collective behaviors occur? Exploring how coordinated group patterns emerge from individual interactions, Collective Animal Behavior reveals why animals produce group behaviors and examines their evolution across a range of species. Providing a synthesis of mathematical modeling, theoretical biology, and experimental work, David Sumpter investigates how animals move and arrive together, how they transfer information, how they make decisions and synchronize their activities, and how they build collective structures. Sumpter constructs a unified appreciation of how different group-living species coordinate their behaviors and why natural selection has produced these groups. For the first time, the book combines traditional approaches to behavioral ecology with ideas about self-organization and complex systems from physics and mathematics. Sumpter offers a guide for working with key models in this area along with case studies of their application, and he shows how ideas about animal behavior can be applied to understanding human social behavior. Containing a wealth of accessible examples as well as qualitative and quantitative features, Collective Animal Behavior will interest behavioral ecologists and all scientists studying complex systems.

Animal Behaviour A Very Short Introduction

Animal Behaviour  A Very Short Introduction Book
Author : Tristram D. Wyatt
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2017-02-10
ISBN : 019102094X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior

Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2019-01-21
ISBN : 0128132523
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, Second Edition, the latest update since the 2010 release, builds upon the solid foundation established in the first edition. Updated sections include Host-parasite interactions, Vertebrate social behavior, and the introduction of ‘overview essays’ that boost the book's comprehensive detail. The structure for the work is modified to accommodate a better grouping of subjects. Some chapters have been reshuffled, with section headings combined or modified. Represents a one-stop resource for scientifically reliable information on animal behavior Provides comparative approaches, including the perspective of evolutionary biologists, physiologists, endocrinologists, neuroscientists and psychologists Includes multimedia features in the online version that offer accessible tools to readers looking to deepen their understanding

Pheromones and Animal Behavior

Pheromones and Animal Behavior Book
Author : Tristram D. Wyatt
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2014-01-23
ISBN : 0521112907
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Explains how animals use chemical communication, emphasising the evolutionary context and covering fields from ecology to neuroscience and chemistry.

From Genes to Animal Behavior

From Genes to Animal Behavior Book
Author : Miho Inoue-Murayama,Shoji Kawamura,Alexander Weiss
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2011-01-19
ISBN : 4431538925
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The biological and genetic bases of behavioral diversity have long been topics of study within many disciplines, including evolutionary biology, genetics, ethology, sociobiology, and comparative psychology, but only relatively recently have attempts been made to bring these different approaches together. This volume covers a wide range of interdisciplinary research which uses some of the newest and most promising methods and technologies. Presented here is an overview of findings in the ongoing search for the ultimate causes of behavior in several different species, including primates, dogs, rodents, birds, and fish. Divided into five parts, the work describes research on sexual and kin selection, personality and temperament, molecular genetics of personality, color vision and body coloration, and the neurological underpinnings of complex behaviors. Valuable for researchers as well as graduate students in a wide range of fields from neuroscience to ecology, the book is also useful to those seeking to move beyond the boundaries of their own discipline and to expand their knowledge.

Conceptual Breakthroughs in Ethology and Animal Behavior

Conceptual Breakthroughs in Ethology and Animal Behavior Book
Author : Michael D. Breed
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2017-01-25
ISBN : 0128095458
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Conceptual Breakthroughs in Ethology and Animal Behavior highlights, through concise summaries, the most important discoveries and scientific revolutions in animal behavior. These are assessed for their relative impact on the field and their significance to the forward motion of the science of animal behavior. Eighty short essays capture the moment when a new concept emerged or a publication signaled a paradigm shift. How the new understanding came about is explained, and any continuing controversy or scientific conversation on the issue is highlighted. Behavior is a rich and varied field, drawing on genetics, evolution, physiology, and ecology to inform its principles, and this book embraces the wealth of knowledge that comes from the unification of these fields around the study of animals in motion. The chronological organization of the essays makes this an excellent overview of the history of animal behavior, ethology, and behavioral ecology. The work includes such topics as Darwin’s role in shaping the study of animal behavior, the logic of animal contests, cognition, empathy in animals, and animal personalities. Succinct accounts of new revelations about behavior through scientific investigation and scrutiny reveal the fascinating story of this field. Similar to Dr. John Avise’s Contemporary Breakthroughs in Evolutionary Genetics, the work is structured into vignettes that describe the conceptual revolution and assess the impact of the conceptual change, with a score, which ranges from 1-10, providing an assessment of the impact of the new findings on contemporary science. Features a lively, brisk writing style and brief entries to enable easy, enjoyable access to this essential information Includes topics that cover the range of behavioral biology from mechanism to behavioral ecology Can also be used as supplemental material for an undergraduate animal behavior course, or as the foundational text for an upper level or graduate discussion course in advanced animal behavior

Animal Behavior

Animal Behavior Book
Author : Victor S. Lamoureux
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2016-04-19
ISBN : 1466562099
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This comprehensive volume looks at a range of topics covering the habits of a variety of animals, including how macaques teach their offspring, how rats transmit avoidance behavior, how supplementary feeding of tree frogs affects their breeding behavior, and more. Studies in animal behavior can have far-reaching implications for animals and humans alike—suggesting how humans can improve conservation efforts, how we can better protect animals both in the wild and in captivity, and what can be learned about humans from animals.

Game Theory and Animal Behavior

Game Theory and Animal Behavior Book
Author : Lee Alan Dugatkin,Hudson Kern Reeve
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2000-03-23
ISBN : 9780195350203
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Game theory has revolutionized the study of animal behavior. The fundamental principle of evolutionary game theory--that the strategy adopted by one individual depends on the strategies exhibited by others--has proven a powerful tool in uncovering the forces shaping otherwise mysterious behaviors. In this volume, the first since 1982 devoted to evolutionary game theory, leading researchers describe applications of the theory to diverse types of behavior, providing an overview of recent discoveries and a synthesis of current research. The volume begins with a clear introduction to game theory and its explanatory scope. This is followed by a series of chapters on the use of game theory to understand a range of behaviors: social foraging, cooperation, animal contests, communication, reproductive skew and nepotism within groups, sibling rivalry, alternative life-histories, habitat selection, trophic-level interactions, learning, and human social behavior. In addition, the volume includes a discussion of the relations among game theory, optimality, and quantitative genetics, and an assessment of the overall utility of game theory to the study of social behavior. Presented in a manner accessible to anyone interested in animal behavior but not necessarily trained in the mathematics of game theory, the book is intended for a wide audience of undergraduates, graduate students, and professional biologists pursuing the evolutionary analysis of animal behavior.

Principles of Animal Behavior

Principles of Animal Behavior Book
Author : Lee Alan Dugatkin
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2013-03-28
ISBN : 0393922332
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Principles of Animal Behavior has long been considered the most current and engaging introduction to animal behavior. The Third Edition is now also the most comprehensive and balanced in its approach to the theoretical framework behind how biologists study behavior.

Essential Animal Behavior

Essential Animal Behavior Book
Author : Graham Scott
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2009-02-05
ISBN : 1405144513
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Essential Animal Behavior provides a comprehensive introduction toall areas of the subject: from the genetic and neurobiologicalcontrol of behavior to the learning, development, and function ofbehavior in an evolutionary context. Social behaviour is alsocovered throughout the text. Written in a concise and engaging style, this new book: includes examples from both marine and terrestrial environmentsaround the world places current research alongside classic examples, and puts the study of animal behavior in an applied context,emphasizing the implications for animal welfare and animalconservation. Carefully designed to meet the needs of students coming to thesubject for the first time, the book includes the followingfeatures: key concept boxes Focus on boxes chapter summaries guided reading to aid revision and further study case studies and boxed examples that reinforce essentialpoints, and questions for discussion. This book is essential reading for degree-level studentsfollowing modular programs in biology, zoology, marine biology, andpsychology. An Instructor manual CD-ROM for this title is available. Pleasecontact our Higher Education team at ahref="mailto:HigherEducation@wiley.com"HigherEducation@wiley.com/afor more information.

Animal Behavior and Wildlife Conservation

Animal Behavior and Wildlife Conservation Book
Author : Marco Festa-Bianchet,Marco Apollonio
Publisher : Island Press
Release : 2013-04-09
ISBN : 1597268372
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Efforts to conserve wildlife populations and preserve biological diversity are often hampered by an inadequate understanding of animal behavior. How do animals react to gaps in forested lands, or to sport hunters? Do individual differences--in age, sex, size, past experience--affect how an animal reacts to a given situation? Differences in individual behavior may determine the success or failure of a conservation initiative, yet they are rarely considered when strategies and policies are developed. Animal Behavior and Wildlife Conservation explores how knowledge of animal behavior may help increase the effectiveness of conservation programs. The book brings together conservation biologists, wildlife managers, and academics from around the world to examine the importance of general principles, the role played by specific characteristics of different species, and the importance of considering the behavior of individuals and the strategies they adopt to maximize fitness.Each chapter begins by looking at the theoretical foundations of a topic, and follows with an exploration of its practical implications. A concluding chapter considers possible future contributions of research in animal behavior to wildlife conservation.

Animal Behavior for Shelter Veterinarians and Staff

Animal Behavior for Shelter Veterinarians and Staff Book
Author : Emily Weiss,Heather Mohan-Gibbons,Stephen Zawistowski
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2015-07-07
ISBN : 1118711114
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Animal Behavior for Shelter Veterinarians and Staff presents and evaluates the available research and programs that address both animal and human behaviors associated with the intake, management and rehoming of dog and cats. Introductions to dog and cat behavior relevant to any animal professional Reviews behavioral reasons for the relinquishment of dogs and cats Describes intake and assessment protocol, shelter design, training and enrichment programs that reduce stress and enhance behavioral well-being Concepts to improve the adoption process and support the human-animal bond post-adoption

Animals in Translation

Animals in Translation Book
Author : Temple Grandin,Catherine Johnson
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2009-08-11
ISBN : 1439130841
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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With unique personal insight, experience, and hard science, Animals in Translations is the definitive, groundbreaking work on animal behavior and psychology. Temple Grandin’s professional training as an animal scientist and her history as a person with autism have given her a perspective like that of no other expert in the field of animal science. Grandin and coauthor Catherine Johnson present their powerful theory that autistic people can often think the way animals think—putting autistic people in the perfect position to translate “animal talk.” Exploring animal pain, fear, aggression, love, friendship, communication, learning, and even animal genius, Grandin is a faithful guide into their world. Animals in Translation reveals that animals are much smarter than anyone ever imagined, and Grandin, standing at the intersection of autism and animals, offers unparalleled observations and extraordinary ideas about both.

Domestic Animal Behavior for Veterinarians and Animal Scientists

Domestic Animal Behavior for Veterinarians and Animal Scientists Book
Author : Katherine A. Houpt
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2018-01-04
ISBN : 1119232791
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Domestic Animal Behavior for Veterinarians and Animal Scientists, Sixth Edition is a fully updated revision of this popular, classic text offering a thorough understanding of the normal behavior of domestic animals. Provides a complete understanding of the normal behavior of domestic animals Covers dogs, cats, horses, pigs, sheep, cattle, and goats Describes all key aspects of animal behavior, with images to support the concepts Revised and updated to cover the latest thinking, with enhanced coverage of behavioral genetics, animal cognition, and learning Includes access to a companion website with review questions and answers and the figures from the book in PowerPoint

Cognitive Processes in Animal Behavior

Cognitive Processes in Animal Behavior Book
Author : Stewart H. Hulse,Harry Fowler,Werner K. Honig
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-02-19
ISBN : 1351357085
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Originally published in 1978, this book is a collection of chapters based on the papers read at a conference in 1976 at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The title starts with an introductory essay in which a metatheoretical and philosophical approach to the problem of cognition in animals is discussed. The succeeding chapters are arranged, topically, from basic associative processes to higher mental operations. Problems derived from models of association are discussed; as well as work on attention, memory, and the processing of stimulus information; other deal with time, spatial, and serial organization of behaviour, and concept formation.

Animal Behaviour

Animal Behaviour Book
Author : Christopher J. Barnard
Publisher : Pearson Education
Release : 2004
ISBN : 9780130899361
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Animal behaviour has been one of the fastest-growing scientific disciplines of recent years. Its impact on the way we think about biology has spawned lucid ¿best sellers¿ like The Selfish Gene and widespread scientific and public debate about our view of the natural world and our place in it. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the study of behaviour, from its basis in the animal¿s anatomy and physiology to its adaptive value in the environment. It is aimed at undergraduate students in the biological sciences and psychology and is designed to serve as both a detailed introduction and an extensive, up-to-date source of reference enabling students to pursue topics in the primary literature.

Principles and Applications of Domestic Animal Behavior

Principles and Applications of Domestic Animal Behavior Book
Author : Edward O. Price
Publisher : CABI
Release : 2008
ISBN : 1845933982
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In order to understand and manage animals in their natural or captive environments we must first understand why animals do what they do and recognize limitations in their ability to adapt to different environments. Drawing on the author's considerable experience in both teaching and research, this introductory-level textbook describes the basic principles underlying animal behavior and how those concepts can be used in managing the care of domestic and captive wild animals, covering four key themes: development of behavior, biological rhythms, social behavior and behavioral aspects of animal management. Extensively illustrated with many practical examples and over 150 photos and figures, the book will be essential reading for animal science and veterinary students.

The Behavior of Animals

The Behavior of Animals Book
Author : Johan Bolhuis,Luc-Alain Giraldeau,Jerry A. Hogan
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2022-01-19
ISBN : 1119109507
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An updated view of animal behavior studies, featuring global experts The Behavior of Animals, Second Edition provides a broad overview of the current state of animal behavior studies. This thorough textbook features contributions from international experts and shares six new chapters within its revised edition. Readers will find chapters that begin with an introduction to a specific topic, such as animal cognition, and conclude with student exercises or research projects related to animal behavior. Engaging material is supported by color illustrations, informative callouts, and the accessible presentation of technical information. Provides an introduction to the study of animal behavior Features new chapters on animals’ hormones and their behavior; individuality; making decisions; language; human evolution; and the use and abuse of primate models for human behavior Looks at an extensive scope of topics—from animal learning to mating Explores the evolution of animal behavior as well as human evolution Students will benefit from an updated textbook where a variety of contributors provide their expertise and global perspective in specialized areas.

Biological Invasions and Animal Behaviour

Biological Invasions and Animal Behaviour Book
Author : Judith S. Weis,Daniel Sol
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2016-10-13
ISBN : 110707777X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides a comprehensive look at the critical role of animal behaviour in the success and impact of biological invasions.

Animal Behavior

Animal Behavior Book
Author : Mark Ridley
Publisher : LibreDigital
Release : 2009-07-01
ISBN : 9781444313796
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This classic textbook is a concise introductory guide to the subject of animal behavior. The book is organized by first building the four-cornered foundations of the subject, then moving higher. In an extremely well-organized progression, the student is lead to an understanding of the essential topics, explained in logical self-contained units. Each chapter ends with suggestions for further reading. In this second edition, the coverage of mechanisms of behavior is much expanded, as is the material on evolution and natural selection. The chapter on development includes much of the new work on learning and memory, especially song-learning in birds. Indeed throughout the book, examples are drawn from recent ground-breaking research.The latest edition of the textbook of choice in animal behaviourExtremely well illustrated and including many classic photos by Niko TinbergenUniquely well suited as an introductory text - designed for student use with a clear and logical organization founded on self-contained units