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About this book
A selection of the best and most reliable exercises suitable for laboratory use in the study of animal behaviour. The contents have been developed in concert with the Animal Behavior Society.
CONTRIBUTORS PREFACE PART 1. INTRODUCTION PART 2. DESCRIBING BEHAVIOR 1. Learning to describe and quantify animal behavior B.J. Ploger 2. Developing operational definitions and measuring interobserver reliability using house crickets (Acheta domesticus) T. Glover PART 3. CAUSATION 3. Courtship, mating, and sex pheromones in the mealworm beetle, Tenebrio molitor E. Font and E. Desfilis 4. Courtship and mate attraction in parasitic wasps R.W. Matthews and J.R. Matthews 5. Chemoreception in lizards C. O'Neil Krekorian 6. Behavioral thermoregulation in field populations of amphibian larvae H.H. Whiteman and N. Buschhaus 7. Temperature dependence of the electric organ discharge in weakly electric fish G.K.H. Zupanc, J.R. Banks, G. Engler and R.C. Beason 8. Observing and analyzing human nonverbal communication P.L. Bernstein 9. Foraging behavior of ants, or picnics: an ant's eye view S.L. Halkin 10. Hummingbird foraging patterns: experiments using artificial flowers A. Inman 11. Honey bee foraging behavior M.R. Richter and J.M. Keramaty 12. Individual constancy to color by foraging honeybees P.S.M. Hill and H. Wells PART 4. DEVELOPMENT 13. Dog training laboratory: applied animal behavior L.L. Gillie and G.H. Waring 14. Paternal care and its effect on maternal behavior and pup survival and development in prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster) B. McGuire 15. The effect of prenatal visual stimulation on the imprinting responses of domestic chicks: an examination of sensitive periods during development W.L. Hill 16. Development of thermoregulation in altricial rodents G.R. Michener and T.D. Charge 17. Aggregation and kin recognition in African clawed frogs, Xenopus laevis K.L. Anderson and B.J. Ploger PART 5. ADAPTATION AND EVOLUTION Section I: Foraging 18. Diving birds: a field study of benthic and piscivorous foragers J.J. Templeton & D.J. Mountjoy 19. Found a peanut: foraging decisions by squirrels S.L. Halkin 20. Economic decisions and foraging tradeoffs in chickadees R.L. Mumme 21. Seed selection by foraging birds M.R. Richter, J.A. Halstead and K. Savastano 22. Competitive behavior of birds at feeders A. Mostrom Section II: Avoiding Predators 23. Vigilance and the group-size effect: observing behavior in humans J.E. Scheib, L.E. Cody, N.S. Clayton and R.D. Montgomerie 24. The function of "chat" calls in northern mockingbirds (Mimus polyglottos): vocal defense of nestlings C.A. Logan 25. Diving and skating in whirligig beetles: alternative antipredator responses A. Inman and A. Houtman 26. The response of tree squirrels to conspecific and heterospecific alarm calls A. Houtman Section III: Agonistic Behavior 27. Competition for breeding resources by burying beetles M.P. Scott 28. Learning to be winners and losers: agonistic behavior in crayfish E.M. Jakkob and C.D. Hoefler Section IV: Courtship and Parental Care 29. Costs and benefits of maternal care in earwigs R.L. Mumme, J.O. Palmer and S.M. Ranking 30. Vocal behavior and mating tactics of the spring peeper (Pseudacris crucifer): a field exercise in animal behavior D.C. Forester 31. The role of multiple male characters in mate choice by female guppies (Poecilia reticulata) D.J. Albrecht 32. Investigating human mate choice using the want ads M. Crowe Section V: Games 33. Demonstrating strategies for solving the prisoner's dilemma K.N. Morgan 34. Using empirical games to teach animal behavior P.K. Stoddard Section VI: Evolution 35. The evolution of behavior: a phylogenetic approach K. Yasukawa APPENDICES A. Guidelines for the treatment of animals in behavioral research and teaching Animal Behavior Society and the Association for the Study of Animal Behavior B. Ethical use of human subjects American Psychological Association C. Introduction to statistics B.J. Ploger and K. Yasukaw
By Dr. Bonnie J. Ploger and Dr. Ken Yasukawa