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Principles of Animal Behavior

Principles of Animal Behavior Book
Author : Lee Alan Dugatkin
Publisher : W W Norton & Company Incorporated
Release : 2009
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The most balanced, comprehensive and current animal behavior text available.

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.

Principles of Animal Behavior 4th Edition

Principles of Animal Behavior  4th Edition Book
Author : Lee Alan Dugatkin
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2020-01-01
ISBN : 9780226448381
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Since the last edition of this definitive textbook was published in 2013, much has happened in the field of animal behavior. In this fourth edition, Lee Alan Dugatkin draws on cutting-edge new work not only to update and expand on the studies presented, but also to reinforce the previous editions’ focus on ultimate and proximate causation, as well as the book’s unique emphasis on natural selection, learning, and cultural transmission. The result is a state-of-the-art textbook on animal behavior that explains underlying concepts in a way that is both scientifically rigorous and accessible to students. Each chapter in the book provides a sound theoretical and conceptual basis upon which the empirical studies rest. A completely new feature in this edition are the Cognitive Connection boxes in Chapters 2–17, designed to dig deep into the importance of the cognitive underpinnings to many types of behaviors. Each box focuses on a specific issue related to cognition and the particular topic covered in that chapter. As Principles of Animal Behavior makes clear, the tapestry of animal behavior is created from weaving all of these components into a beautiful whole. With Dugatkin’s exquisitely illustrated, comprehensive, and up-to-date fourth edition, we are able to admire that beauty anew.

Principles of Animal Behavior 4th Edition

Principles of Animal Behavior  4th Edition Book
Author : Lee Alan Dugatkin
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2020-01-15
ISBN : 022644841X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Since the last edition of this definitive textbook was published in 2013, much has happened in the field of animal behavior. In this fourth edition, Lee Alan Dugatkin draws on cutting-edge new work not only to update and expand on the studies presented, but also to reinforce the previous editions’ focus on ultimate and proximate causation, as well as the book’s unique emphasis on natural selection, learning, and cultural transmission. The result is a state-of-the-art textbook on animal behavior that explains underlying concepts in a way that is both scientifically rigorous and accessible to students. Each chapter in the book provides a sound theoretical and conceptual basis upon which the empirical studies rest. A completely new feature in this edition are the Cognitive Connection boxes in Chapters 2–17, designed to dig deep into the importance of the cognitive underpinnings to many types of behaviors. Each box focuses on a specific issue related to cognition and the particular topic covered in that chapter. As Principles of Animal Behavior makes clear, the tapestry of animal behavior is created from weaving all of these components into a beautiful whole. With Dugatkin’s exquisitely illustrated, comprehensive, and up-to-date fourth edition, we are able to admire that beauty anew.

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.

Principles of Companion Animal Behaviour Therapy

Principles of Companion Animal Behaviour Therapy Book
Author : John W. S. Bradshaw,Sarah Heath,Rachel Casey,Emily Blackwell
Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
Release : 2007-11
ISBN : 9780632063963
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Companion animal behaviour therapy is an area of veterinary expertise that has expanded dramatically over the last few years, yet there are still few scientifically based text books on the subject. This book will be a comprehensive textbook for students and professionals, providing the basic concepts needed to solve behaviour problems in companion animals. By concentrating on the principles that underlie the development of both normal and abnormal behaviours, the reader will develop an understanding of how behaviour problems arise, and a rational method of approaching the treatment of them.

Instructors Manual

Instructors Manual Book
Author : Ryan L. Earley
Publisher :
Release : 2003-11-28
ISBN : 9780393924640
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This text strikes a balance between the diverse forces that cause animals to act and respond to their environment in the way that they do. Learning and cultural transmission is also covered, and there are 17 interviews with researchers.

Principles of Animal Behavior

Principles of Animal Behavior Book
Author : William N. Tavolga
Publisher :
Release : 1969
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Introduction -- Fundamentals -- Methodology -- Sensory capacities -- Integration -- Species-typical behavior -- Experience and the development of behavior.

Principles of Animal Behavior

Principles of Animal Behavior Book
Author : William N. Tavolga
Publisher :
Release : 1969
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Introduction -- Fundamentals -- Methodology -- Sensory capacities -- Integration -- Species-typical behavior -- Experience and the development of behavior.

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 Cognition

Principles of Animal Cognition Book
Author : William Albert Roberts
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
Release : 1998
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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With the cognitive revolution in human psychology in the 1960s, psychologists interested in animal behavior began to return to a broader set of questions about information processing in animals. Principles of Animal Cognition, by William Roberts, is a systematic, up-to-date review of research in these different areas. Since most students know little about the psychology of non-human species, their eyes will have been opened to the fact that animals perceive the world in complex ways. The text covers a broad range of exciting topics on animal psychology that most undergraduates find of considerable interest. In addition to courses on animal cognition, the text can be used in courses on learning, animal behavior, ethnology, or general cognition. Students will find this text more appealing than standard learning texts because it discusses a broader range of topics on animal psychology. Until now, no textbook that had successfully integrated material from the field of animal cognition, Principles of Animal Cognition, by William Roberts accomplishes this admirably.

Principles of Animal Communication

Principles of Animal Communication Book
Author : J. W. Bradbury,Sandra Lee Vehrencamp
Publisher : Sinauer Associates Incorporated
Release : 2011
ISBN : 9780878930456
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Starting with the physics and physiology of signal production, propagation and reception, this book provides a useful introduction to the principles of animal communication. Only a minimum of algebra is required to understand the text.

Perspectives on Animal Behavior

Perspectives on Animal Behavior Book
Author : Judith Goodenough,Betty McGuire,Robert A. Wallace
Publisher : Wiley
Release : 1993-03-08
ISBN : 9780471536239
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Based upon ecological and environmental principles, it introduces students to scientific reasoning and methodology while also addressing development and mechanisms. Includes classical studies that form the foundation of this field but concentrates on more current work in order to present the thinking and experiments which have led to modern understanding of animal behavior.

Animal Cognition

Animal Cognition Book
Author : Mary C. Olmstead
Publisher : Nova Science Publishers
Release : 2016-09-01
ISBN : 9781634853637
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The study of animal cognition has undergone enormous growth in the last two decades. In the early part of the 20th century, the work was conducted primarily by psychologists who studied animal behavior in the laboratory as a model of human cognition. By the middle of the century, ethological studies of animal behavior in the natural environment revealed an amazing array of cognitive abilities in different species, worthy of study in their own right. In many cases, scientists in these two disciplines were investigating the same process (e.g., learning, navigation, communication) from very different perspectives. Psychologists tended to focus on developmental or mechanistic explanations, whereas ethologists and behavioral ecologists emphasised adaptive or functional ones. Eventually, it became clear that the two fields are complementary with a full description of any cognitive process, depending on both proximate and ultimate explanations. This text builds on the tradition of combining data from laboratory and field studies of animal behavior as a means of understanding the evolution and function of cognition. In keeping with contemporary terminology, cognition refers to a wide range of processes from modification of simple reflexes to abstract concept learning to social interactions to the expression of emotions, such as guilt. These are examined throughout the text in animal groups ranging from insects to great apes. A general theme across chapters is that the evolution of behavioral patterns is adaptive, thereby reflected in underlying neural structures. Many of the authors go on to examine the adaptive significance of a behavior in relation to a species ecological history in order to develop theories of cognitive evolution. These issues are becoming increasingly important in a world with rapidly changing environments to which all animals, including humans, must adjust. A primary goal of this volume is to introduce the exciting field of animal cognition to a new group of young scientists. The editor also hopes to encourage experienced researchers to expand their ideas of what constitutes animal cognition and how it can be studied in the future. From the editors own reading, one area of potential growth is the development of more formal models of cognition to guide quantitative predictions of behavior. Although no chapter focuses exclusively on humans, readers should have no difficulty extrapolating research findings and theories from other species to those of our own. Differences are clearly based on degree, not kind.

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 : 9781597268370
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.

Concepts in Ethology

Concepts in Ethology Book
Author : Michael W. Fox
Publisher : Krieger Publishing Company
Release : 1998
ISBN : 9781575240442
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

In this text the principles and phenomena of animal behaviour are reviewed, and the application of ethology to animal care and veterinary practice is explored. Ethology provides a scientific basis for developing bioethical criteria for improving our treatment of animals and the natural world.

Essentials of Animal Behaviour

Essentials of Animal Behaviour Book
Author : Peter J. B. Slater
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1999-05-13
ISBN : 9780521629966
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Readable introduction to animal behaviour for beginning students in biology and psychology.

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