Field and Laboratory Exercises in Animal Behavior is an interactive laboratory manual for students in animal behavior, ethology, and behavioral ecology. It is the first of its kind in this subject area that guides students through the diverse and fascinating fields of behavioral and ethological studies, employing a wide array of organisms as model systems for the study of behavior.
Students participate in the development of hypothesis and turn the recording, analysis, and interpretation of data into an active and engaging process. A teacher-friendly companion website provides extensive teaching notes on the background to each lab project, tips and hints for successful project presentation, sources for studying organisms, ideas for variations in labs, and alternate study organisms.
This text is recommended for undergraduate courses in Animal Behavior, Ethology, and Behavioral Ecology.
* Provides fully developed and tested laboraty exercises
* Offers both field and lab experiences- adaptable for fall, spring, or summer courses
* Laboratories emphasize student thought and involvement in experimental design
* Includes an online supplement to the manual for teachers