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Author Davies, N. B. (Nicholas B.), 1952- author
Title An introduction to behavioural ecology / Nicholas B. Davies, John R. Krebs and Stuart A. West
Imprint Oxford ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012
ISBN 9781405114165 (pbk.)
1405114169 (pbk.)
book jacket
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Edition 4th ed
Descript xii, 506 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 25 cm
Note Previous ed.: Oxford : Blackwell Scientific, 1993
Includes bibliographical references (p. [442]-488) and index
Natural selection, ecology and behaviour -- Testing hypotheses in behavioural ecology -- Economic decisions and the individual -- Predators versus prey : evolutionary arms races -- Competing for resources -- Living in groups -- Sexual selection, sperm competition and sexual conflict -- Parental care and family conflicts -- Mating systems -- Sex allocation -- Social behaviours : altruism to spite -- Cooperation -- Altruism and conflict in the social insects -- Communication and signals -- Conclusion
This work covers the influence of natural selection on behaviour - an animal's struggle to survive and reproduce by exploiting and competing for resources, avoiding predators, selecting mates and caring for offspring, and how animal societies reflect both cooperation and conflict among individuals
Subject Animal behavior
Animal behavior -- Evolution
Animal ecology
Behavior, Animal
Alt Author Krebs, J. R. (John R.), author
West, Stuart A., 1970- author
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