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Animal Behavior

By: Michael D Breed(Author), Janice Moore(Author)
588 pages, colour & b/w photos, colour & b/w illustrations, colour tables
Publisher: Academic Press
Animal Behavior
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  • Animal Behavior ISBN: 9780128195581 Edition: 3 Paperback Dec 2021 In stock
Price: £72.95
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Animal Behavior, third edition, covers animal behaviour from its neurological underpinnings to the importance of behaviour in conservation. The book's authors, Michael Breed and Janice Moore, bring almost 60 years of combined experience as university professors, much of that teaching animal behaviour. Chapters cover this social behaviour and the relationship between parasites, pathogens and behaviour. Thoughtful coverage has also been given to foraging behaviour, mating and parenting behaviour, anti-predator behaviour, and learning. The book addresses the physiological foundations of behaviour 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, making this book an essential work for students and academics seeking a foundation in the field.


1. Of Cockroaches and Wolves: Framing Animal Behavior
2. Neurobiology and Endocrinology for Animal Behaviorists
3. Behavioral Genetics
4. Homeostasis and Time Budgets
5. Learning
6. Cognition
7. Communication
8. Movement
9. Foraging
10. Self-Defense
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 his PhD from the University of Kansas in 1977, Dr Michael Breed began work as a faculty member at the University of Colorado, Boulder and taught as a Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology until his retirement in 2019. He taught courses in general biology, animal behaviour, insect biology, and tropical biology. His research program focused on the behaviour and ecology of social insects, and he worked on ants, bees, and wasps. He studied many aspects of social behaviour, including nestmate recognition, division of labour, the genetics of colony defence, the behaviour of defensive bees, and communication during colony defence. Dr Breed was the Executive Editor of the scientific journals Animal Behaviour from 2006-2009 and Insectes Sociaux from 2014-2018.

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 behaviour, another favourite 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 behaviour 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 behaviour, and history of medicine. She studies a variety of aspects of parasite ecology and host behaviour ranging from behavioural fever and transmission behaviour to the ecology of introduced parasite species.

By: Michael D Breed(Author), Janice Moore(Author)
588 pages, colour & b/w photos, colour & b/w illustrations, colour tables
Publisher: Academic Press
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