Behavioural Responses to a Changing World: Mechanisms and Consequences

Paperback | July 21, 2012

EditorUlrika Candolin, Bob B.M. Wong

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Human-induced environmental change currently represents the single greatest threat to global biodiversity. Species are typically adapted to the local environmental conditions in which they have evolved. Changes in environmental conditions initially influence behaviour, which in turn affectsspecies interactions, population dynamics, evolutionary processes and, ultimately, biodiversity. How animals respond to changed conditions, and how this influences population viability, is an area of growing research interest. Yet, despite the vital links between environmental change, behaviour, andpopulation dynamics, surprisingly little has been done to bridge these areas of research. Behavioural Responses to a Changing World is the first book of its kind devoted to understanding behavioural responses to environmental change. The volume is comprehensive in scope, discussing impacts on both the mechanisms underlying behavioural processes, as well as the longer-term ecological andevolutionary consequences. Drawing on international experts from across the globe, the book covers topics as diverse as endocrine disruption, learning, reproduction, migration, species interactions, and evolutionary rescue.

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Human-induced environmental change currently represents the single greatest threat to global biodiversity. Species are typically adapted to the local environmental conditions in which they have evolved. Changes in environmental conditions initially influence behaviour, which in turn affectsspecies interactions, population dynamics, evo...

Ulrika Candolin is lecturer in ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Helsinki, Finland. She received her PhD in 1998 from the University of Turku, Finland. Prior to her current appointment, she was senior lecturer at Department of Ecology and Evolution at Uppsala University, Sweden. Candolin has published over 40 peer-r...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pagesPublished:July 21, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199602573

ISBN - 13:9780199602575

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Nick Davies: ForewordUlrika Candolin and Bob Wong: IntroductionPART I: Mechanisms1. Andres Lopez-Sepulcre and Hanna Kokko: Understanding behavioural responses and their consequences2. Gil G. Rosenthal and Devi Stuart-Fox: Environmental disturbance and animal communication3. Katherine L. Buchanan and Jesko Partecke: The endocrine system: can homeostasis be maintained in a changing world?4. Culum Brown: Experience and learning in changing environmentsPART II: Responses5. Alexis S. Chaine and Jean Clobert: Dispersal6. Phillip Gienapp: Migration7. Ronald C. Ydenberg and Herbert H.T. Prins: Foraging8. Anders Pape Moller: Reproductive behaviour9. Daniel T. Blumstein: Social behaviour10. Shelley E.R. Hoover and Jason M. Tylianakis: Species interactionsPART III: Implications11. Josh Van Buskirk: Behavioural plasticity and environmental change12. Fanie Pelletier and Dany Garant: Population consequences of individual variation in behaviour13. Eric P. Palkovacs and Christopher M. Dalton: Ecosystem consequences of behavioural plasticity and contemporary evolution14. Ben L. Phillips and Andy Suarez: The role of behavioural variation in the invasion of new areas15. Ulrika Candolin and Bob Wong: Sexual selection in changing environments: consequences for individuals and populations16. Rowan D.H. Barrett and Andrew P. Hendry: Evolutionary rescue under environmental change?17. Richard Buchholz and Edward M. Hanlon: Ecotourism, wildlife management, and behavioural biologists: changing minds for conservationIndex