All Shops

Go to British Wildlife

6 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published six times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £25 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £18 per year
Academic & Professional Books  Organismal to Molecular Biology  Ethology

Handbook of Ethological Methods

Handbook / Manual
By: Philip N Lehner
672 pages, 20 b/w photos, 124 line illus, tabs
Handbook of Ethological Methods
Click to have a closer look
Select version
  • Handbook of Ethological Methods ISBN: 9780521554053 Edition: 2 Hardback Sep 1996 Usually dispatched within 6 days
    £75.99
    #51676
  • Handbook of Ethological Methods ISBN: 9780521637503 Edition: 2 Paperback Apr 1998 Usually dispatched within 6 days
    £78.99
    #74623
Selected version: £75.99
About this book Contents Customer reviews Related titles

About this book

At first glance, studying behaviour is easy, but as every budding ethologist realises, there are a host of complex practical, methodological and analytical questions which must be answered before any study can begin. How do you choose which species or which behaviour to study? What equipment will you need to observe and record its behaviour? How do you analyse and interpret the results? This book provides the answers in a comprehensive step-by-step introduction to ethology for all those studying animal behaviour whether in the field or lab.

Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction; Part I. Getting Started: 2. A conceptual model of animal behavior; 3. Choice of subject; 4. Reconnaissance observation; 5. Delineation of research; 6. Design of research; 7. Experimental research; Part II. Collecting the Data: 8. Data collection methods; 9. Data collection equipment; 10. Selected examples of data collection and description; Part III. Analysing the Results: 11. Introduction to statistical methods; 12. Selecting a statistical test; 13. Parametric statistical tests; 14. Nonparametric statistical tests; 15. Rates of behavior and analysis of sequences; 16. Statistical analyses for spatial orientation, time and spatial patterns; 17. Presentation and interpretation of results; Bibliography; Appendices: A. Statistical figures and tables; B. Microcomputers: an overview for ethologists by James Ha; C. Guidelines for the use of animals in research; D. Ethics in animal behavior research; Index.

Customer Reviews

Handbook / Manual
By: Philip N Lehner
672 pages, 20 b/w photos, 124 line illus, tabs
Media reviews

'! an outstanding and ambitious volume. It should be on the shelf of everyone who wants to be a serious student of animal behaviour ! this handbook will serve for many years to come as the source book for the study of animal behaviour.' Ethology '! very useful hints and sound advice on methods, data collection and its pitfalls.' John Dover, Journal of Insect Conservation 'To anyone having an interest in insect behaviour, this text will revolutionize their capacity for observation. For those starting out on insect behaviour research projects, the text is an essential reference source.' R. L. H. Dennis, Entomologist's Gazette

Current promotions
Best of Winter 2018Handbook of the Bees of the British Isles (2-Volume Set)Order your free copy of our 2018 equipment catalogueBritish Wildlife