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An Introduction to Behavioural Ecology

Nicholas B. Davies, John R. Krebs and Stuart A. West
Format
Book
Published
Oxford ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
Edition
4th ed
Language
English
ISBN
9781444339499, 1444339494, 9781405114165, 1405114169
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Summary
This work covers the influence of natural selection on behaviour - an animal's struggle to survive and reproduce by exploiting and competing for resources, avoiding predators, selecting mates and caring for offspring, and how animal societies reflect both cooperation and conflict among individuals.
Contents
  • 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
  • Sexual selection, sperm competition and sexual conflict
  • Parental care and family conflicts
  • Mating systems
  • Sex allocation
  • Social behaviours : altruism to spite
  • Cooperation
  • Altruism and conflict in the social insects
  • Communication and signals
  • Conclusion.
Description
xii, 506 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Notes
  • Previous ed.: Oxford : Blackwell Scientific, 1993.
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [442]-488) and index.
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