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Essays in Animal Behaviour: Celebrating 50 Years of Animal Behaviour

By: Jeffrey R Lucas(Editor), Leigh W Simmons(Editor)

372 pages, 30 colour illustrations

Academic Press

Paperback | Dec 2005 | #155068 | ISBN: 012369499X
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About this book

To mark the 50th anniversary of the publication of Animal Behaviour, a group of prominent scientists have written essays relevant to their fields, including John Alcock, Stuart and Jeanne Altmann, Steve Arnold, Geoff Parker, and Felicity Huntingford.



1) Introduction
1. 50 years of Animal Behaviour.

2) The history of behavioural research
2. A textbook history of animal behaviour
3. Behavioural Ecology: natural history as science
4. The transformation of behaviour field studies
5. Too much natural history, or too little?
6. A history of Animal Behaviour by a partial, ignorant and prejudiced ethologist

3) Proximate mechanisms
7. Genes and social behaviour
8. Control of behavioural strategies for capricious environments
9. Costing reproduction

4) Development
10. The promise of behavioural biology
11. Making a decision by integrating socially and individually acquired information
12. Behavioural processes affecting development: Tinbergen's fourth question comes of age
13. The case for developmental ecology

5) Adaptation
14. Beyond extra-pair paternity: individual constraints, fitness components, and social mating systems
15. Interplay between theory and empiricism in sexual selection
16. Indirect selection and individual selection in sociobiology: my personal views on theories of social behaviour
17. Honesty and deception in animal signals
18. Fifty years of bird song research: a case study in animal behaviour
19. Avian navigation: from historical to modern concepts

6) Animal Welfare
20. Behaviour and animal welfare

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