Animal Behaviour: Evolution and Mechanisms

Authors: Anthes, N., Bergmüller, R., Blanckenhorn, W., Brockmann, H.J., Fichtel, C., Fromhage, L., Frommen, J., Goymann, W., Heinze, J., Hirschenhauser, K., Hofer, H., Kaiser, S., Kappeler, P.M., Kempenaers, B., Kerth, G., Korb, J.I., Kotrschal, K.M., Kraus, C., Manser, M., Michiels, N., Moritz, R.F.A., Pahl, M., Penn, D., Sachser, N., Schaefer, M., van Schaik, C.P., Schneider, J.M., Schreiber, I., Taborsky, M., Tautz, J., Trillmich, F., Zhang, S.

Editors: Kappeler, Peter M. (Ed.)

  • Articulate summaries of main ideas and approaches in the current study of animal behaviour
  • Tests of theories with the most recent empirical examples
  • Comprehensive reviews by leaders in their respective fields
  • Especially for the master courses
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The study of animal behaviour is one of the fastest growing sub-disciplines in biology. The resulting diversity of conceptual approaches and methodological innovations makes it increasingly difficult for professionals and students to keep abreast of important new developments. This edited volume provides up-to-date reviews that facilitate orientation in key areas of animal behaviour, including communication, cognition, conflict, cooperation, sexual selection and behavioural variation. The contributions address evolutionary and proximate aspects of behaviour and also cover both invertebrates and vertebrates. Important concepts are dealt with in separate glossaries and key examples highlighted in separate text boxes. Richly illustrated with colour figures, this volume offers a well structured overview of all the main developments in current animal behaviour research. It is ideal for teaching upper-level courses, where it will be essential reading for advanced students familiar with basic concepts and ideas.

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From the reviews:

This is a well-organized volume about animal behaviour and behavioural ecology. The editor of this book, Dr. Peter Kappeler, is a prominent primate researcher who has edited several books that have had a strong impact on primate research. (...) I recommend this book to all students and researchers studying the behavioural ecology of primates.

Primates, 2010

“This work is a large, weighty, informative … set of edited chapters on many aspects of animal behavior. Kappeler … tried to unify the 21 chapters by asking authors to focus on mechanisms and evolution. … All provide thorough reviews and formidable reference lists. … Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students and above.” (J. A. Mather, Choice, Vol. 48 (3), November, 2010)


Excellent summary of current research and thinking.

Prof. Timothy Clutton-Brock, University of Cambridge

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Visual communication: evolution, ecology, and functional mechanisms

    Schaefer, H. Martin

    Pages 3-28

  • Vocal communication in social groups

    Fichtel, Claudia (et al.)

    Pages 29-54

  • Kin recognition: an overview of conceptual issues, mechanisms and evolutionary theory

    Penn, Dustin J. (et al.)

    Pages 55-85

  • Honeybee cognition

    Pahl, Mario (et al.)

    Pages 87-120

  • Individual performance in complex social systems: the greylag goose example

    Kotrschal, Kurt (et al.)

    Pages 121-148

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Animal Behaviour: Evolution and Mechanisms
Authors
Editors
  • Peter M. Kappeler
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-02624-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-02624-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-02623-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 707
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