546 pages, colour & b/w photos, colour & b/w illustrations, colour tables
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 Animal Behavior, 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 Behavior provides a rich resource for students (and professors) from a wide range of life science disciplines.
1 Of Cockroaches and Wolves: Framing Animal Behavior
2 Neurobiology and Endocrinology for Animal Behaviorists
3 Behavioral Genetics
4 Homeostasis and Time Budgets
8 Movement: Search, Navigation, Migration, and Dispersal
11 Mating Systems
12 Nesting, Parenting, and Territoriality
13 Social Behavior, Cooperation, and Kinship
14 Comparative Social Behavior
15 Conservation and Behavior
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After receiving my PhD from the University of Kansas in 1977, Michael Breed came to Colorado to work as a faculty member at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he has been ever since. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and teaches courses in general biology, animal behavior, insect biology, and tropical biology. His research program focuses on the behavior and ecology of social insects, and he has worked on ants, bees, and wasps. He has studied the nestmate recognition, the genetics of colony defense, the behavior of defensive bees, and communication during colony defense. He was Executive Editor of Animal Behaviour from 2006-2009.
As an undergraduate, Janice Moore was inspired by parasitologist Clark P. Read to think about the ecology and evolution of parasites in new ways. She was especially excited to learn that parasites affected animal behavior, another favorite subject area. Most biologists outside the world of parasitology were not interested in parasites; they were relegated to a nether world someplace between the biology of free-living organisms and medicine. After peregrination through more than one graduate program, she completed her PhD studying parasites and behavior at the University of New Mexico. She did postdoctoral work on parasite community ecology with Dan Simberloff at Florida State University, and then accepted a faculty position at Colorado State University, where she has remained since 1983. She is currently a Professor in the Department of Biology where she teaches courses in invertebrate zoology, animal behavior, and history of medicine. She studies a variety of aspects of parasite ecology and host behavior ranging from behavioral fever and transmission behavior to the ecology of introduced parasite species.