Introduction to Behavioural Ecology

ISBN-10: 0632035463
ISBN-13: 9780632035465
Edition: 3rd 1993 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $119.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/6/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.266
Language: English

The third edition of this successful textbook looks again at the influence of natural selection on behavior - an animal's struggle to survive by exploiting resources, avoiding predators, and maximizing reproductive success. However, in this edition, new examples are introduced throughout, many illustrated with full colour photographs. In addition, important new topics are added including the latest techniques of comparative analysis; the theory and application of DNA fingerprinting techniques; extensive new discussion on brood parasite / host coevolution; the latest ideas on sexual selection in relation to disease resistance; and a new section on the intentionality of communication. Written in the lucid style for which these two authors are renowned, the text is aided by boxed sections illustrating important concepts and new marginal notes which guide the reader through the text. This book will be essential reading for students taking courses in behavioural ecology.

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Natural Selection, Ecology and Behaviour
Testing Hypotheses in Behavioural Ecology
Economic Decisions and the Individual
Predators versus Prey: Evolutionary Arms Races
Competing for Resources
Living in Groups
Fighting and Assessment
Sexual Conflict and Sexual Selection
Parental Care and Mating Systems
Alternative Breeding Strategies
On Selfishness and Altruism
Co-operation and Helping in Birds, Mammals and Fish
Altruism in the Social Insects
The Design of Signals: Ecology and Evolution
Conclusion
References
Author index
Subject index

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