Provides a comprehensive introduction to all areas of the subject: from the genetic and neurobiological control of behaviour to the learning, development, and function of behaviour in an evolutionary context. It features examples from both marine and terrestrial environments around the world; and puts the study of animal behaviour in an applied context, emphasizing the implications for animal welfare and animal conservation.
Preface 1. Introduction 2. Controlling Behavior: The Role Of The Nervous System 3. The Motivation And Organization Of Behavior 4. The Development Of Behavior 5. Communication 6. Foraging Behavior: Finding, Choosing, And Processing Food 7. Avoiding Predation: Staying Alive Against The Odds 8. Reproductive Behavior: Passing On Your Genes
Dr Graham Scott is a biological sciences lecturer at the University of Hull. He has a diverse range of research interests and is committed to the development of teaching at university level.
A highly readable, well-designed, concise account of animal behaviour.Tim Birkhead, Sheffield University, UK "Scott presents a fascinating subject in an arresting manner, condensing his material but not sacrificing detail." Times Higher Education Supplement, December 2005