Chapman & Hall Animal Behaviour Series

Searching Behaviour

The behavioural ecology of finding resources

Authors: Bell, W.J.

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This is a book about proximate mechanisms. Although some theoreti­ cal structure is used to introduce the subject, the intent is to offer a comprehensive view of the mechanistic side of searching (or foraging) so as to balance the current emphasis of books on mathematical and functional models. It seems to me that the pendulum needs to swing back to studies of how animals behave, and that maybe in so doing models will become valuable again in driving experimentation. I have probably included too many examples in this book, and some are even presented in great detail. Hopefully, they provide a complete picture of the kind of animals used, the experimental setup, the kinds of data yielded, and how the data were analysed. I have done this in response to frustrating experiences of reading chapters in behavioural ecobgy books that provide insufficient information with which to evaluate an author's conclusion.

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it can be recommended to anyone interested in learning about the background to this field of research - The Biologist

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Searching Behaviour
Book Subtitle
The behavioural ecology of finding resources
Authors
Series Title
Chapman & Hall Animal Behaviour Series
Copyright
1990
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-3098-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-3098-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-412-29210-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-5372-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 358
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