Essential Animal Behavior

  • ID: 2181698
  • Book
  • 216 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Essential Animal Behavior provides a comprehensive introduction to all areas of the subject: from the genetic and neurobiological control of behavior to the learning, development, and function of behavior in an evolutionary context. Social behaviour is also covered throughout the text.

Written in a concise and engaging style, this new book:

includes examples from both marine and terrestrial environments around the world

places current research alongside classic examples, and

puts the study of animal behavior in an applied context, emphasizing the implications for animal welfare and animal conservation.

Carefully designed to meet the needs of students coming to the subject for the first time, the book includes the following features:

key concept boxes
Focus on boxes
chapter summaries
guided reading to aid revision and further study
case studies and boxed examples that reinforce essential points, and
questions for discussion.

This book is essential reading for degree–level students following modular programs in biology, zoology, marine biology, and psychology.
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Preface.

1. Introduction.

2. Controlling Behavior: The Role Of The Nervous System.

3. The Motivation And Organization Of Behavior.

4. The Development Of Behavior.

5. Communication.

6. Foraging Behavior: Finding, Choosing, And Processing Food.

7. Avoiding Predation: Staying Alive Against The Odds.

8. Reproductive Behavior: Passing On Your Genes

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