noc19-bt09 Lecture 09-Study of Behaviour and behavioral Ecology
An introduction to behavioural ecology
Intended for graduate and upper level undergraduate courses in behavioural ecology where students are already familiar with the basic ideas, this book continues to define the subject. A completely new set of contributions has been brought together Altogether this is an excellent introductory text, with full and balanced coverage, easy to read and, to the publisher s credit, a physically attractive book. It does the authors great credit that they have so refreshed an enduring classic. Austral Ecology, 20 July a new edition of the textbook that has introduced generations of undergraduates and postgraduates to the delights of behavioural ecology, inspiring many myself included to take up the discipline professionally, is a rare treat.
Evidence for sexual selection Why are females choosy? Genetic benefits from female choice: two hypotheses Testing the hypotheses for genetic benefits Sexual selection in females and male choice Sex differences in competition Sperm competition Constraints on mate choice and extra-pair matings Sexual conflict Sexual conflict: who wins? Free riding and the problem of cooperation Solving the problem of cooperation Kin selection Hidden benefits By-product benefit Reciprocity Enforcement A case study — the Seychelles Warbler Manipulation Summary Further reading Topics for discussion Altruism and Conflict in the Social Insects The social insects The life cycle and natural history of a social insect The economics of eusociality The pathway to eusociality The haplodiploidy hypothesis The monogamy hypothesis The ecological benefits of cooperation Conflict within insect societies Conflict over the sex ratio in the social hymenoptera Worker policing in the social hymenoptera Superorganisms Comparison of vertebrates with insects Summary Further reading Topics for discussion Communication and Signals The types of communication The problem of signal reliability Indices Handicaps Common interest Human language Dishonest signals Summary Further reading Topics for discussion Conclusion How plausible are our main premises?
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Prospects and challenges for the behavioural ecology of animal social networks
You are currently using the site but have requested a page in the site. Would you like to change to the site? Nicholas B. Davies , John R. Krebs , Stuart A. This textbook helped to define the field of Behavioural Ecology. In this fourth edition the text has been completely revised, with new chapters and many new illustrations and full colour photographs.