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2187579 Ryan, Michael J.; Wilczynski, Walter:
An Introduction to Animal Behavior: An Integrative Approach
  Preis:   € 19,80

Einband: Paperback
Verlag: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
Erscheinungsdatum: 05/2011
Seiten: 300 S.
Abbildungen: illus., bibliography, index

ISBN-10: 0-87969-858-6   
ISBN-13: 9780-87969-858-4


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Beschreibung
Tinbergen asked four general questions about animal behaviorcausation, ontogeny, survival value, and evolution. In this book, authors Michael J. Ryan and Walter Wilczynski use these questions to explore basic concepts such as the function, evolution, and mechanism of behavior. Then the neurological and endocrine mechanisms of search for resources are described, using as examples foraging, sensing, finding, and deciding, orientation and migration. The biological mechanisms and evolutionary significance of social behavior are discussed through the examples of sex differences, mate choice, social bonding, cooperation, conflict, and aggression. This book provides a well-thought-out introduction to the complexity of animal behavior that will appeal to advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and professional scientists in other fields.
Inhalt
Preface
PART 1: BASIC CONCEPTS
I. Questions in Animal Behavior
II. Function and Evolution of Behavior
III. Mechanisms of Behavior: Control and Acquisition
PART 2: THE SEARCH FOR RESOURCES
IV. Foraging: Sensing, Finding, and Deciding
V. Orientation and Migration
PART 3: SOCIAL BEHAVIOR
VI. Foundations of Social Behavior
VII. Mate Choice
VIII. Social Bonding and Cooperation
IX. Conflict and Aggression
Afterword
Bibliography
Glossary
Credits
Index

Zielgruppe/Leser
Evolution

Autoreninfo
Michael J. Ryan, The University of Texas at Austin;
Walter Wilczynski, Neuroscience Institute, Georgia State University, Atlanta
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