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Advances in the Study of Behavior was initiated over 40 years ago to serve the increasing number of scientists engaged in the study of animal behavior. That number is still expanding. This volume makes another important "contribution to the development of the field" by presenting theoretical ideas and research to those studying animal behavior and to their colleagues in neighboring fields.

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Overview

Advances in the Study of Behavior was initiated over 40 years ago to serve the increasing number of scientists engaged in the study of animal behavior. That number is still expanding. This volume makes another important "contribution to the development of the field" by presenting theoretical ideas and research to those studying animal behavior and to their colleagues in neighboring fields.

  • Initiated over 40 years ago to serve the increasing number of scientists engaged in the study of animal behavior
  • Makes another important contribution to the development of the field
  • Presents theoretical ideas and research to those studying animal behavior and to their colleagues in neighboring fields
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"The series is designed for psychologists, zoologists, and psychiatrists, but will also be a valuable reference for workers in endocrinology, neurology, physiology, ethnology, and ecology."—BIOLOGICAL ABSTRACTS
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780124072046
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 5/16/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 504
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

Dr. H. Jane Brockmann is professor of zoology at the University of Florida, Gainesville. Her research interests include ethology, behavioral ecology; the evolution and economics of behavior; nesting and mating behavior of horseshoe crabs and solitary wasps; and alternative strategies, conflict evolution of social behavior and sex ratios.

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Table of Contents


Contributors     ix
Preface     xi
Using Robots to Understand Animal Behavior   Barbara Webb
Introduction     1
Behavior and the Physical Interface     6
Completing the Mechanism Description     24
Toward the Complete Cricket     36
Conclusions     42
References     45
Social Foraging and the Study of Exploitative Behavior   Luc-Alain Giraldeau   Frederique dubois
Why Study Foraging?     59
The Advent of Social Foraging Theory     61
The PS Game     65
Rate-Maximizing PS Model     68
Stochastic, Risk-Sensitive Models     76
State-Dependent Dynamic PS Game     82
PS Information Games     84
Projecting Down to Individual Behavior     85
Implications for Population Effects     90
Relevance of PS Games for Non-Food Resources     94
Conclusions     97
References     99
Social Processes Influencing Learning in Animals: A Review of the Evidence   Will Hoppitt   Kevin N. Laland
Introduction     105
Classification of Processes Involved in Social Learning     106
Empirical Evidence for Social LearningProcesses     122
Conclusions     156
References     157
Function and Mechanisms of Song Learning in Song Sparrows   Michael D. Beecher
Introduction     167
Studies of Social Factors in Song Learning     172
Developing Theories of Song Learning     174
Song Function and Song Learning in Song Sparrows     176
Discussion     200
Summary     214
References     216
Insights for Behavioral Ecology from Behavioral Syndromes   Andrew Sih   Alison M. Bell
Introduction     227
A Brief History of the Idea     228
Clarifying the Definition of a Behavioral Syndrome     231
Understanding Variation in Behavioral Syndromes     234
Beyond the Usual Behavioral Syndromes     248
Future Prospects     265
Summary     270
References     271
Information Warfare and Parent-Offspring Conflict   Rebecca M. Kilner   Camilla A. Hinde
Introduction     283
Parent-Offspring Conflict as a Selective Force in Nature     284
Information from Offspring to Parents     302
Interactions Among Siblings     312
Information from Parents to Offspring     319
Conclusions     325
References     326
Hormones in Avian Eggs: Physiology, Ecology and Behavior   Diego Gil
Introduction     337
Physiology     338
Effects of Yolk Androgens     345
Variation Within Clutches     358
Differences Between Females     361
Comparative Studies     368
A Mechanism for Sex-Ratio Adjustment?     378
Egg Cocktails     380
Conclusions and Future Directions     384
References     386
Neurobiology of Maternal Behavior in Sheep   Frederic Levy   Matthieu Keller
Introduction     399
Expression of Maternal Behavior in Sheep     401
Neurobiology of Maternal Responsiveness     407
Neurobiology of Maternal Selectivity     417
Conclusion     423
References     428
Individual Odors and Social Communication: Individual Recognition, Kin Recognition, and Scent Over-Marking   Robert E. Johnston
Introduction     439
Individual Discrimination and Recognition     443
Discrimination and Recognition of Kin     460
Individual Advertisement and Competition by Scent Marking      472
Scent Over-Marking     476
References     494
Index     507
Contents of Previous Volumes     529
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