Essential Animal Behavior

Essential Animal Behavior

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Essential Animal Behavior provides a comprehensive introduction to all areas of the subject: from the genetic and neurobiological control of behavior to the learning, development, and function of behavior in an evolutionary context. Social behaviour is also covered throughout the text. Written in a concise and engaging style, this new book: includes examples from both marine and terrestrial environments around the world places current research alongside classic examples, and puts the study of animal behavior in an applied context, emphasizing the implications for animal welfare and animal conservation. Carefully designed to meet the needs of students coming to the subject for the first time, the book includes the following features: key concept boxes Focus on boxes chapter summaries guided reading to aid revision and further study case studies and boxed examples that reinforce essential points, and questions for discussion. This book is essential reading for degree-level students following modular programs in biology, zoology, marine biology, and psychology. An Instructor manual CD-ROM for this title is available. Please contact our Higher Education team at for more information.... facilitated via direct contact between individuals (touch) and through the transmission of information via substrate-borne vibrations. ... The beetles of the genus Carpophilus have recently become a major agricultural pest in parts of Australia. ... One solution to the problem might be to saturate affected orchards with an insecticide, and of course at one time that would ... (2001) Pheromone mediated mass trapping and population diversion as strategies for suppressing Carpophilus spp.

Title:Essential Animal Behavior
Author:Graham Scott
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2009-02-05


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