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Author Davies, N. B. (Nicholas B.), 1952- author

Title An introduction to behavioural ecology / Nicholas B. Davies, John R. Krebs and Stuart A. West
Edition Fourth edition
Published Oxford ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012


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Description xii, 506 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 25 cm
Contents Natural selection, ecology and behaviour -- Testing hypotheses in behavioural ecology -- Economic decisions and the individual -- Predators versus prey evolutionary arms races -- Competing for resources -- Living in groups -- Sexual selection, sperm competition and sexual conflict -- Parental care and family conflicts -- Mating systems -- Sex allocation -- Social behaviours altruism to spite -- Cooperation -- Altruism and conflict in the social insects -- Communication and signals -- Conclusion
Summary This work covers the influence of natural selection on behaviour - an animal's struggle to survive and reproduce by exploiting and competing for resources, avoiding predators, selecting mates and caring for offspring, and how animal societies reflect both cooperation and conflict among individuals
Notes Previous edition: Oxford : Blackwell Scientific, 1993
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 442-488) and index
Subject Animal behavior -- Evolution.
Animal behavior.
Animal ecology.
Behavior, Animal.
Reading List SLE224 recommended text 2019
SLE307 recommended text 2019
SLE307 recommended text 2018
Author Krebs, J. R. (John R.), author
West, Stuart A., 1970- author
ISBN 1405114169 (paperback)
1444339494 (hardback)
9781405114165 (paperback)
9781444339499 (hardback)
Other Titles Behavioural ecology