Animal Behavior by Michael D. BreedAnimal Behavior by Michael D. Breed

Animal Behavior

byMichael D. Breed, Janice MooreEditorMichael D. Breed

Paperback | June 9, 2015

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Animal Behavior, Second Edition,covers the broad sweep of animal behavior from its neurological underpinnings to the importance of behavior in conservation. The authors, Michael Breed and Janice Moore, bring almost 60 years of combined experience as university professors to this textbook, much of that teaching animal behavior.

An entire chapter is devoted to the vibrant new field of behavior and conservation, including topics such as social behavior and the relationship between parasites, pathogens, and behavior. Thoughtful coverage has also been given to foraging behavior, mating and parenting behavior, anti-predator behavior, and learning.

This text addresses the physiological foundations of behavior in a way that is both accessible and inviting, with each chapter beginning with learning objectives and ending with thought-provoking questions.

Additionally, special terms and definitions are highlighted throughout.Animal Behaviorprovides a rich resource for students (and professors) from a wide range of life science disciplines.



  • Provides a rich resource for students and professors from a wide range of life science disciplines
  • Updated and revised chapters, with at least 50% new case studies and the addition of contemporary in-text examples
  • Expanded and updated coverage of animal welfare topics
  • Includes behavior and homeostatic mechanisms, behavior and conservation, and behavioral aspects of disease
  • Available lab manual with fully developed and tested laboratory exercises
  • Companion website includes newly developed slide sets/templates (PowerPoints) coordinated with the book
After receiving my PhD from the University of Kansas in 1977, I came to Colorado to work as a faculty member at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where I have been ever since. I am currently a Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and I teach courses in general biology, animal behavior, insect biology, and...
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Title:Animal BehaviorFormat:PaperbackDimensions:552 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:June 9, 2015Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128015322

ISBN - 13:9780128015322

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Table of Contents

Animal Behavior, Second Edition

1 Of Cockroaches and Wolves: Framing Animal Behavior

2 Neurobiology and Endocrinology for Animal Behaviorists

3 Behavioral Genetics

4 Homeostasis and Time Budgets

5 Learning

6 Cognition

7 Communication

8 Movement: Search, Navigation, Migration, and Dispersal

9 Foraging

10 Self-Defense

11 Mating Systems

12 Nesting, Parenting, and Territoriality

13 Social Behavior, Cooperation, and Kinship

14 Comparative Social Behavior

15 Conservation and Behavior