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Exploring Animal Behavior in Laboratory and Field

Exploring Animal Behavior in Laboratory and Field Book
Author : Bonnie J. Ploger,Ken Yasukawa
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9780125583305
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Designed to provide a variety of exercises that engage students actively in all phases of scientific investigation, from formulating research questions through interpreting and presenting final results. Suited to undergraduates, each chapter presents an animal behavior exercise tested by academic members of the Animal Behavior Society. Four types of exercises are presented: (1) traditional exercises in which students follow a pre-determined protocol to test particular hypotheses, (2) traditional exercises that can easily be adapted to inquiry-based approaches, (3) combined pedagogy exercises that involve both traditional and inquiry approaches, and (4) inquiry exercises in which students brainstorm to generate their own hypotheses, then design their own experiments to test them. Exercises cover descriptive ethology, causation and development of behavior, and behavioral ecology. Both field and laboratory exercises are included on arthropods, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals.

Exploring Animal Behavior in Laboratory and Field

Exploring Animal Behavior in Laboratory and Field Book
Author : Heather Zimbler-DeLorenzo,Susan W. Margulis
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2021-06-15
ISBN : 9780128214107
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Exploring Animal Behavior in Laboratory and Field, Second Edition provides the most updated and comprehensive manual of animal behavior lab activities. The field of animal behavior has changed dramatically in the past 15 - 20 years, including a greater use and availability of technology and statistical analysis. In addition, animal behavior has taken on a more applied role in the last decade, with greater emphasis on conservation and applied behavior. This new edition brings together basic research and methods in animal behavior, with application and problem-solving. Written using the knowledge and expertise of the Animal Behavior Society, this book introduces students to the field of animal behavior. This book provides all the details to successfully run the designed activities, while also offering flexibility and ease in setup for instructors. The exercises in this volume address animal behavior at all levels, including describing behavior, theory, application, and communication. Each lab provides details on how to successfully run the activity, while also offering flexibility to instructors. Exploring Animal Behavior in Laboratory and Field, Second Edition is an important resource for students and educators who want to be able to convey behavioral concepts in their classroom, as well as researchers and practitioners involved in animal behavioral studies. Offers an up-to-date representation of the animal behavior Examines the ethics and approval for study of vertebrate animals Includes contributions from a large field of expertise of the Animal Behavior Society Flexible in its use as a laboratory manual or in a flipped classroom setting

Wildlife Habitat Relationships

Wildlife Habitat Relationships Book
Author : Michael L. Morrison,Bruce Marcot,William Mannan
Publisher : Island Press
Release : 2012-09-26
ISBN : 9781597266338
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Wildlife-Habitat Relationships goes beyond introductory wildlife biology texts to provide wildlife professionals and students with an understanding of the importance of habitat relationships in studying and managing wildlife. The book offers a unique synthesis and critical evaluation of data, methods, and studies, along with specific guidance on how to conduct rigorous studies. Now in its third edition, Wildlife-Habitat Relationships combines basic field zoology and natural history, evolutionary biology, ecological theory, and quantitative tools in explaining ecological processes and their influence on wildlife and habitats. Also included is a glossary of terms that every wildlife professional should know. Michael L. Morrison is professor and Caesar Kleberg Chair in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation in the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences at Texas A&M University in College Station. Bruce G. Marcot is wildlife ecologist with the USDA Forest Service in Portland, Oregon. R. William Mannan is professor of wildlife ecology at the University of Arizona in Tucson.

Observing Animal Behaviour

Observing Animal Behaviour Book
Author : Marian Stamp Dawkins
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2007-10-18
ISBN : 0198569351
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book introduces the reader to the power of observation before, and sometimes instead of, experimental manipulation in the study of animal behaviour. It starts with simple and easily accessible methods suitable for student projects, before going on to demonstrate the possibilities that now exist for far more sophisticated analyses of observational data. At a time when animal welfare considerations are attracting political as well as scientific debate, the potential for non-intrusive studies on animals is being increasingly recognized. Observation emerges as a valuable alternative approach, often yielding highly informative results in situations (such as on zoos, farms or for wild animals) where more invasive experimental techniques would be undesirable, unethical or just plain impossible. However, to justify its place alongside experimentation as a rigorous scientific method, observation needs to be just as disciplined and systematic and have just as much attention paid to project design in the way that observations are made and recorded. Observing Animal Behaviour takes the reader through all these stages: from the initial observations, to the formulation of hypotheses, and their subsequent testing with further systematic observations. Although designed principally as a companion text for advanced undergraduate and students taking courses in animal behaviour, this accessible text will be essential reading for anyone wanting to study animal behaviour using observational methods rather than experimentation, and assumes no previous knowledge of animals, statistics or scientific method. It will be of particular relevance and use to those professional researchers and consultants in the behavioural sciences who seek a compact but comprehensive introduction to the quantitative observation of animal behaviour.

Animal Behavior How and Why Animals Do the Things They Do 3 volumes

Animal Behavior  How and Why Animals Do the Things They Do  3 volumes  Book
Author : Ken Yasukawa
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2014-01-22
ISBN : 0313398712
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Discover why animals do what they do, based on their genes, physiologies, cultures, traditions, survival and mating advantages, and evolutionary histories—and find out how studying behavior in the animal world helps us understand human behavior. • Provides readers with personal narratives from the researchers themselves, enabling rare insights into how researchers think and what drives their studies • Explains animal behavior on the animal's terms rather than anthropomorphizing its actions as is often done in the popular press and the media • Includes a comprehensive glossary of behavioral terms

Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior

Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior Book
Author : Michael D. Breed,Janice Moore
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2010-09-27
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior has engaged with great success the efforts of many of the best behavioral biologists of the 21st century. Section editors drawn from the most accomplished behavioral scientists of their generation have enrolled an international cast of highly respected thinkers and writers all of whom have taken great care and joy in illuminating every imaginable corner of animal behavior. This comprehensive work covers not only the usual topics such as communication, learning, sexual selection, navigation, and the history of the field, but also emerging topics in cognition, animal welfare, conservation, and applications of animal behavior. The large section on animal cognition brings together many of the world's experts on the subject to provide a comprehensive overview of this rapidly developing area. Chapters relating to animal welfare give a full view of behavioral interactions of humans with companion animals, farm animals, and animals in the wild. The key role of animal behavior in conservation biology receives broad attention, including chapters on topics such as the effects of noise pollution, captive breeding, and how the behavioral effects of parasites interacts with conservation issues. Animal behavior in environmental biology is highlighted in chapters on the effects of endocrine disruptors on behavior and a large number of chapters on key species, such as wolves, chimpanzees, hyenas and sharks. Clear, accessible writing complements a wealth of information for undergraduate college students about the essential concepts of animal behavior and the application of those concepts across the field. In-depth coverage of concepts, methods, and exemplar organisms serves the needs of graduate students and professionals in the field. From the use of behavior in assessing the welfare of pigs to the social behavior of insects, from animal empathy to bat brains, this authoritative reference, with its in-depth introductory articles, rich array of illustrations, interactive cross-referenced links, and numerous suggested readings, can guide the student or the professional to an expanded appreciation of the far-flung world of animal behavior. An invaluable tool for teaching and a source of enrichment and detail for any topic covered in an animal behavior course, the Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior is the definitive reference work in its field and will be for years to come. Comprehensive work which covers the usual topics along with emerging areas of animal behavior This encyclopedia contains clear, accessible writing and is well illustrated, including an online video, complimenting a wealth of information As an online reference, this work will be subject to period updating. This ensures that the work always remains current Contains in-depth introductions to the material that make each well-illustrated section come alive with the best the new content the discipline has to offer Glossary includes a compendium of behavioral terms that form a succinct mosaic of virtually every concept and phenomenon related to animal behavior Section editors, drawn from around the world, represent the best and the brightest among today's behavioral biologists and have recruited a broad range of internationally recognized experts Editors-in-Chief are experienced scientists and writers who between them have authored or edited eight books and teach courses in animal behavior at their respective universities

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.

Studying Captive Animals

Studying Captive Animals Book
Author : Paul A. Rees
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2015-06-02
ISBN : 1118629361
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Studying Captive Animals outlines the methods that may be used to study the behaviour, welfare and ecology of animals living under the control of humans, including companion animals, feral populations, and those living on farms and in zoos. This book is a step-by-step guide to the whole process of conducting a scientific study: from designing the original project, formulating testable hypotheses, and collecting and analysing the data, to drawing conclusions from the work and writing it up as a scientific report or paper. It also illustrates how to write a formal research proposal - a crucial and often difficult element of the student project - and how to deal with the ethical review process. Sample data collection sheets are provided and the analysis and presentation of data are worked through in diagrammatic form. In addition, exercises are included that enable the reader to practice analysing different types of data and advice is provided on the selection of appropriate statistical tests. The text describes the different types of student projects that may be undertaken in the field, and explains where secondary data may be found for zoos. This is an insightful resource, particularly for those studying and working with zoo and farm animals. It is essential reading for students studying zoo biology and animal management; it is also suitable for students on courses in animal behaviour, animal welfare, zoology, biology, psychology, animal science, animal production, animal ecology, conservation biology, and veterinary science. This book is primarily intended for undergraduates but will also be of value to postgraduate students who have not previously engaged in field studies. Professionals working in institutions that are members of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria and other regional and national zoo organisations will benefit from access to this practical guide.

Statistics and Data Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences

Statistics and Data Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences Book
Author : Dana Dunn
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
Release : 2001
ISBN : 9780072347647
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Dana S. Dunn, author of "The Practical Researcher: A Student Guide to Conducting Psychological Research," brings his twelve years of statistics teaching experience to life in the new "Statistics and Data Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences." Dr. Dunn combines the quantitative aspects of statistics with written explanations of what the results of statistical tests mean in a way that students will understand. He incorporates APA style in examples and an appendix to expose students to the expected style of prose. For students with math anxiety or who just need a refresher on basic mathematical functions, he has included an appendix so that faculty are not forced to spend class time reviewing these basic concepts. The book includes a student friendly system of pedagogy to ensure student success. Where possible, Dr. Dunn has included examples and projects for students to conduct research on their own lives to draw personalized meaning from the world of statistics.

New Scientist

New Scientist Book
Author : N.A
Publisher :
Release : 2005
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Looking for a Few Good Males

Looking for a Few Good Males Book
Author : Erika L. Milam
Publisher : JHU Press
Release : 2010-03-15
ISBN : 080189817X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Why do female animals select certain mates, and how do scientists determine the answer? In considering these questions, Erika Lorraine Milam explores the fascinating patterns of experiment and interpretation that emerged as twentieth-century researchers studied sexual selection and female choice. Approaching the topic from both biological and animal-studies perspectives, Milam not only presents a broad history of sexual selection—from Darwin to sociobiology—but also analyzes the animal-human continuum from the perspectives of sex, evolution, and behavior. She asks how social and cultural assumptions influence human-animal research and wonders about the implications of gender on scientific outcomes. Although female choice appears to be a straightforward theoretical concept, the study of sexual selection has been anything but simple. Scientists in the early twentieth century investigated female choice in animals but did so with human social and sexual behavior as their ultimate objective. By the 1940s, evolutionary biologists and population geneticists shifted their focus, studying instead how evolution affected natural animal populations. Two decades later, organismal biologists once again redefined the investigation of sexual selection as sociobiology came to dominate the discipline. Outlining the ever-changing history of this field of study, Milam uncovers lost mid-century research programs and finds that the discipline did not languish in the decades between Darwin’s theory of sexual selection and sociobiology, as observers commonly believed. Rather, population geneticists, ethologists, and organismal biologists alike continued to investigate this important theory throughout the twentieth century.

The Animal in Its World Explorations of an Ethologist 1932 1972

The Animal in Its World  Explorations of an Ethologist  1932 1972 Book
Author : Niko Tinbergen
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 1976-12
ISBN : 9780674037281
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Nikolaas Tinbergen has devoted a lifetime of research to exploring the behavior of many types of animals in their natural environments, and has founded centers of worldwide renown for research and teaching in the behavioral sciences, first in his native Holland and later at Oxford. His influence extends far beyond the borders of Europe and zoology proper, and he has contributed substantially to international and interdisciplinary collaboration. He has tirelessly worked for the use of scientific methods in the study of human behavior, both normal and abnormal. Volume I is devoted to field studies. Volume II includes accounts of Tinbergen's remarkable laboratory experiments as well as his significant general papers. These selections explore the search for animal roots of human behavior, behavior and natural selection, appeasement signals, and the nature of ethology. "Early Childhood Autism," written by Professor Tinbergen and his wife, is among the most important papers. It is a pioneer work in applied ethology and is a product of thirty years of observing non-verbal expression in both animals and children. Also included is Professor Tinbergen's 1972 Croonian Lecture, "Functional Ethology and the Human Sciences." These classic original studies will fascinate the increasing number of readers interested in the topical problems of animal and human behavior.

Book Review Index

Book Review Index Book
Author : N.A
Publisher :
Release : 2005
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Every 3d issue is a quarterly cumulation.

Successful Scientific Writing

Successful Scientific Writing Book
Author : Janice R. Matthews,Robert W. Matthews
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2007-10-11
ISBN : 9781139465434
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The detailed, practical, step-by-step advice in this user-friendly guide will help students and researchers to communicate their work more effectively through the written word. Covering all aspects of the writing process, this concise, accessible resource is critically acclaimed, well-structured, comprehensive, and entertaining. Self-help exercises and abundant examples from actual typescripts draw on the authors' extensive experience working both as researchers and with them. Whilst retaining the user-friendly and pragmatic style of earlier editions, this third edition has been updated and broadened to incorporate such timely topics as guidelines for successful international publication, ethical and legal issues including plagiarism and falsified data, electronic publication, and text-based talks and poster presentations. With advice applicable to many writing contexts in the majority of scientific disciplines, this book is a powerful tool for improving individual skills and an eminently suitable text for classroom courses or seminars.