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Animal Innovation / Edition 1

Animal Innovation / Edition 1


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Many animals will invent new behavior patterns, adjust established behaviors to a novel context, or respond to stresses in an appropriate and novel manner. This is the first ever book on the topic of "animal innovation." Bringing together leading scientific authorities on animal and human innovation, this book will put the topic of animal innovation on the map, and highten awareness of this developing field.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198526223
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 09/01/2003
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 9.40(w) x 6.60(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

McGill University, Montreal

University of St Andrews

Table of Contents

Part I - Definitions and Key Questions
1. Animal innovation: an introduction, Kevin Laland & Simon Reader
Part II - Comparative and Evolutionary Analyses of Innovation
2. Positive and negative correlates of feeding innovations in birds: evidence for limited modularity, Louis Lefebvre and Johan J. Bolhuis
3. Behavioural innovation: a neglected issue in the ecological and evolutionary literature?, Daniel Sol
4. Environmental variability and primate behavioural flexibility, Simon M. Reader and Katherine MacDonald
5. Is innovation in bird song adaptive?, Peter J.B. Slater and Robert F. Lachlan
6. Social Learning: Promoter or inhibitor of innovation?, Bennett G. Galef Jr
Part III - Patterns and Causes of Animal Innovation
7. Experimental studies of innovation in the guppy, Kevin N. Laland and Yfke Van Bergen
8. The role of neophobia and neophilia in the development of innovative behaviour of birds, Russell Greenberg
9. Characteristics and propensities of marmosets and tamarins: Implications for studies of innovation, Hilary O. Box
Part IV - Innovation, Intelligence, and Cognition
10. Conditions of innovative behaviour in primates, Hans Kummer and Jane Goodall
11. Novelty in deceit, Richard W. Byrne
12. Innovation as a behavioural response to environmental challenges: a cost and benefit approach, Phyllis C. Lee
13. Innovation and creativity in forest-living rehabilitant orangutans, Anne E. Russon
Part V - Human Innovation
14. Human innovation: two Darwinian analyses, Dean Keith Simonton
Part VI - Discussion
16. to innovate or not to innovate? That is the question, Marc D Hauser

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