Animal Behavior

Animal Behavior

by Michael D. Breed
     
 

ISBN-10: 012372581X

ISBN-13: 9780123725813

Pub. Date: 02/18/2011

Publisher: Elsevier Science

This textbook covers the broad sweep of animal behavior from its neurological underpinnings to the importance of behavior in conservation. The authors, Michael Breed and Janice Moore, bring almost 60 years of combined experience as university professors to this textbook, much of that teaching animal behavior. An entire chapter is devoted to the vibrant new field of

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This textbook covers the broad sweep of animal behavior from its neurological underpinnings to the importance of behavior in conservation. The authors, Michael Breed and Janice Moore, bring almost 60 years of combined experience as university professors to this textbook, much of that teaching animal behavior. An entire chapter is devoted to the vibrant new field of behavior and conservation, including topics such as social behavior and the relationship between parasites, pathogens and behavior. Thoughtful coverage has also been given to foraging behavior, mating and parenting behavior, anti-predator behavior and learning.

This text addresses the physiological foundations of behavior in a way that is both accessible and inviting. Each chapter begins with learning objectives and concludes with thought-provoking questions. Additionally, special terms and definitions are highlighted throughout. Animal Behavior provides a rich resource for students (and professors) from a wide range of life science disciplines.


  • Provides a solid background in the neurophysiological and endocrinological bases of animal behavior as well as exceptionally strong coverage of social behavior
  • Includes behavior and homeostatic mechanisms, behavior and conservation, and behavioral aspects of disease
  • Highlights aspects of behavior that relate to domestic animals in particular
  • Lab manual with fully developed and tested laboratory exercises available for courses that have labs (http://www.elsevierdirect.com/product.jsp?isbn=9780123725820)
  • Companion site for faculty and students to enhance their learning experience at: www.elsevierdirect.com/companions/9780123725813

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780123725813
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
02/18/2011
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

1. Of Cockroaches and Wolves: Framing Animal Behavior

2. Neurobiology and Endocrinology for Animal Behaviorists

3. Behavioral Genetics

4. Homeostasis and Time Budgets

5. Learning

6. Cognition

7. Communication

8. Movement: Search, Navigation, Migration, and Dispersal

9. Foraging

10. Self-defense

11. Mating Systems

12 . Nesting, Parenting and Territoriality

13. Social Behavior, Cooperation, and Kinship

14. Comparative Social Behavior

15. Conservation and Behavior

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