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Behavioural Ecology

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ISBN-10: 0199206295

ISBN-13: 9780199206292

Edition: 2007

Authors: Etienne Danchin, Luc-Alain Giraldeau, Frank C�zilly

List price: $121.95
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Why are some species monogamous while others are polygamous? Why are males usually more ornamented than females? What makes one organism the hunter and another the hunted? Why do some creatures stick together in groups while others prefer to go it alone? Can we talk of animal culture? Behavioural Ecology provides a fascinating insight into the evolutionary and ecological processes that underpin animal behaviour. Opening with an overview of the evolutionary and methodological framework of behavioural ecology, the book goes on to explore behaviours in terms of the selective pressures involved in their design. It addresses natural selection, sexual selection, and gene selection, before…    
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Book details

List price: $121.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 912
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Luc Alain Giraldeau is a professor in the Department of Biology at Montreal University in Quebec.

IntroductionDanchin, E, Giraldeau, L-A, and Cezilly, F
The Behavioural Ecological Approach
A History of Behavioural Ecology
Fundamental Concepts in Behavioural Ecology
Testing Hypotheses in Behavioural Ecology
An Information Driven Approach to Behaviour
The Development of the Behavioural Phenotype
Life History Strategies, Multidimensional trade-offs and behavioural syndromes
Hormones and Behaviour
Exploiting the Environment
Solitary Foraging Strategies
Social Foraging
Choosing Where to Reproduce - Breeding Habitat Selection
Evolution of Dispersal
Sex and Behaviour
Sexual Selection
Mating Systems and Parental Care
Sex Allocation
Social Interactions Among Individuals
Animal Aggregation
The adaptive evolution of social traits
Communication, Sensory Ecology and Signal Evolution
Interspecific Parasitism and Mutualism
Humans and Animals
Behavioural Ecology and Conservation
The Behavioural Ecology of Humans
Cultural Evolution
Glossary
List of References
Indexes