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Behavioral Mechanisms in Ecology

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ISBN-10: 0674064615

ISBN-13: 9780674064614

Edition: 1980

Authors: Douglass H. Morse

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This readable text represents a much needed synthesis of ecological insight into animal behavior. The field of behavioral ecology is relatively new, having evolved from a combination of classical ethology, as developed by Lorenz and Tinbergen, and population ecology. Now for the first time, a single author integrates the vast literature on animal ecology and behavior into a conceptual whole. Exploring the theme of resource acquisitions, Morse combines the comparative approach to biology with models based on evolutionary theory. Secondary consequences of sexual selection and other selective pressures are considered in detail. Discussion of interspecific interactions and constraints is…    
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Book details

List price: $37.00
Copyright year: 1980
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 4/15/1982
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 391
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Douglass H. Morse is Hermon Carey Bumpus Professor of Biology, Brown University.

Variability in Foraging Patterns
Food Selection
Habitat Selection
Avoiding Predation
Behavioral Thermoregulation and Maintenance
Competition, Especially for Mates
Spacing Patterns: Dominance Hierarchies
Competition Between Species
Social Groups
Future Directions