Behavioural Ecology

Paperback | March 24, 2008

EditorEtienne Danchin, Luc-Alain Giraldeau, Frank Cezilly

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Why are some species monogamous while others are polygamous? Why are males usually more ornamented than females? What makes one organism the hunter and another the hunted? Why do some creatures stick together in groups while others prefer to go it alone? Can we talk of animal culture?Behavioural Ecology provides a fascinating insight into the evolutionary and ecological processes that underpin animal behaviour. Opening with an overview of the evolutionary and methodological framework of behavioural ecology, the book goes on to explore behaviours in terms of the selective pressures involved in their design. It addresses natural selection, sexual selection, and gene selection, before closing with aninvestigation of the human impact on behavioural ecology. Featuring chapters written by university teachers, each with research expertise in their respective fields, Behavioural Ecology has been moulded by Danchin, Giraldeau, and Cezilly to give a uniform voice throughout: it is a text with all the qualities of a multi-author book, but without thepotential drawbacks. Behavioural Ecology offers a fresh, contemporary account of a field re-invigorated by advances in the last decade, making it the ideal teaching and learning text. Online Resource Centre: For registered adopters of the book: -Figures from the book available to download, to facilitate lecture preparation For students: -Library of web links, giving ready access to additional resources

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Why are some species monogamous while others are polygamous? Why are males usually more ornamented than females? What makes one organism the hunter and another the hunted? Why do some creatures stick together in groups while others prefer to go it alone? Can we talk of animal culture?Behavioural Ecology provides a fascinating insight i...

Etienne Danchin is a lecturer in the Evolution and Biological Diversity Group at the Universite Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France. Luc-Alain Giraldeau is a professor in the Department of Biological Science at the Universite du Quebec in Montreal, Canada. Frank Cezilly is a professor in the Life Sciences Department at the Universite de ...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:688 pages, 10.24 × 7.48 × 1.34 inPublished:March 24, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199206295

ISBN - 13:9780199206292

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IntroductionDanchin, E, Giraldeau, L-A, and Cezilly, F: PART ONE: The Behavioural Ecological Approach1. Cezilly, F: A History of Behavioural Ecology2. Danchin, E., Cezilly, F. and Giraldeau, L-A: Fundamental Concepts in Behavioural Ecology3. Cezilly, F., Danchin, E. et Giraldeau, L.-A: Testing Hypotheses in Behavioural Ecology4. Danchin, E., Giraldeau, L-A. and Wagner, R. H.: An Information Driven Approach to BehaviourPART TWO: The Development of the Behavioural Phenotype5. Sinervo, B. and Clobert, J.: Life History Strategies, Multidimensional trade-offs and behavioural syndromes6. Dufty A. M. and Danchin, E.: Hormones and BehaviourPART THREE: Exploiting the Environment7. Giraldeau, L.-A: Solitary Foraging Strategies8. Giraldeau, L.-A: Social Foraging9. Boulinier, T., Mariette, M., Doligez, B. and Danchin, E: Choosing Where to Reproduce - Breeding Habitat Selection10. Clobert, J., de Fraipont, M. et Danchin, E: Evolution of DispersalPART FOUR: Sex and Behaviour11. Danchin, E. and Cezilly, F: Sexual Selection: Another Evolutionary Process12. Cezilly, F. and Danchin, E: Mating Systems and Parental Care13. Chapuisat, M: Sex AllocationPART FIVE: Social Interactions Among Individuals14. Danchin, E., Giraldeau, L.-A. and Wagner, R. H.: Animal Aggregation: Hypotheses and Controversies15. Legalliard, J.-F. and Ferriere, R: The adaptive evolution of social traits16. Thery, M. and Heeb, Ph.: Communication, Sensory Ecology and Signal Evolution17. Sorci, G. and Cezilly, F.: Interspecific Parasitism and MutualismPART SIX: Humans and Animals18. Moller, A. P., Danchin, E.: Behavioural Ecology and Conservation19. Moller, A. P. et Danchin, E: The Behavioural Ecology of Humans20. Danchin, E., and Wagner, R. H.: Cultural EvolutionGlossaryList of ReferencesIndexes