Tinbergen's Legacy: Function and Mechanism in Behavioral Biology

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Nobel laureate Niko Tinbergen laid the foundations for the scientific study of animal behavior when he formulated its four main research questions: causation, development, function, and evolution. In this book, an international cast of leading animal biologists reflect on the enduring significance of Tinbergen's groundbreaking proposals for modern behavioral biology. It includes a reprint of Tinbergen's original article on the famous "four whys" and a contemporary introduction, after which each of the four questions is discussed in the light of contemporary evidence. There is also a discussion of the wider significance of recent trends in evolutionary psychology and neuroecology to integrate the "four whys." With a foreword by one of Tinbergen's most prominent pupils, Aubrey Manning, this wide-ranging book demonstrates that Tinbergen's views on animal behavior are crucial for modern behavioral biology. It will appeal to graduate students and researchers in animal behavior, behavioral ecology and evolutionary biology.
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'… an important evaluation of the direction in which animal behaviour studies have been, and are, moving since the days of Niko Tinbergen. … well co-ordinated and edited …' Ethology

'… Nikko Tinbergen ('The Maestro'), write what turned out to be a landmark paper … The field [of behavioural biology] has changed considerably in the last 40 years and the book in its nine chapters provides a useful update on the subject.' Biologist

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521874786
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2009
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 262
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Johan J. Bolhuis is professor of Behavioural Biology at the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands. His main research interests are in the behavioral, cognitive and neural mechanisms of learning, memory and development, in particular song learning in birds. He has been an editor of the leading journal Animal Behaviour and President of the Royal Dutch Zoological Society.

Simon Verhulst is assistant professor of Behavioural Biology at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. His research interests have included ecological immunology, avian life history evolution and avian energetics, all with the aim to study the interplay between function and mechanism of behavior. In 2004 he was elected as member of 'The Young Academy', the junior section of the Dutch Royal Society. He has been an Associate Editor for the Journal of Animal Ecology since 2007.

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Table of Contents

Contributors vii

Foreword by Aubrey Manning ix

Preface xxi

1 On aims and methods of ethology N. Tinbergen 1

2 Tinbergen's four questions and contemporary behavioral biology Jerry A. Hogan Johan J. Bolhuis 25

3 Causation: the study of behavioral mechanisms Jerry A. Hogan 35

4 Tinbergen's fourth question, ontogeny: sexual and individual differentiation David Crews Ton Groothuis 54

5 The development of behavior: trends since Tinbergen (1963) Jerry A. Hogan Johan J. Bolhuis 82

6 The study of function in behavioral ecology Innes Cuthill 107

7 The evolution of behavior, and integrating it towards a complete and correct understanding of behavioral biology Michael J. Ryan 127

8 Do ideas about function help in the study of causation? David F. Sherry 147

9 Function and mechanism in neuroecology: looking for clues Johan J. Bolhuis 163

References 197

Index 228

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