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An introduction to behavioural ecology, by Nicholas B. Davies, John R. Krebs and Stuart A. West

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An introduction to behavioural ecology
Title
An introduction to behavioural ecology
Statement of responsibility
by Nicholas B. Davies, John R. Krebs and Stuart A. West
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
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1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davies, N. B.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1970-
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  • Krebs, J. R.
  • West, Stuart A.
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  • Animal behavior
  • Animal behavior
  • Animal ecology
Label
An introduction to behavioural ecology, by Nicholas B. Davies, John R. Krebs and Stuart A. West
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Previous ed.: Oxford : Blackwell Scientific, 1993
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. Natural Selection, Ecology and Behaviour -- Watching and wondering -- Natural selection -- Genes and behaviour -- Selfish individuals or group advantage? -- Phenotypic plasticity: climate change and breeding times -- Behaviour, ecology and evolution -- Summary -- Further reading -- Topics for discussion -- 2. Testing Hypotheses in Behavioural Ecology -- The comparative approach -- Breeding behaviour of gulls in relation to predation risk -- Social organization of weaver birds -- Social organization in African ungulates -- Limitations of early comparative studies -- Comparative approach to primate ecology and behaviour -- Using phylogenies in comparative analysis -- The comparative approach reviewed -- Experimental studies of adaptation -- Summary -- Further reading -- Topics for discussion -- 3. Economic Decisions and the Individual -- The economics of carrying a load -- The economics of prey choice -- Sampling and information -- The risk of starvation -- Environmental variability, body reserves and food storing -- Food storing birds: from behavioural ecology to neuroscience -- The evolution of cognition -- Feeding and danger: a trade-off -- Social learning -- Optimality models and behaviour: an overview -- Summary -- Further reading -- Topics for discussion -- 4. Predators versus Prey: Evolutionary Arms Races -- Red Queen evolution -- Predators versus cryptic prey -- Enhancing camouflage -- Warning colouration: aposematism -- Mimicry -- Trade-offs in prey defences -- Cuckoos versus hosts -- Summary -- Further reading -- Topics for discussion -- 5. Competing for Resources -- The Hawk-Dove game -- Competition by exploitation: the ideal free distribution -- Competition by resource defence: the despotic distribution -- The ideal free distribution with unequal competitors -- The economics of resource defence -- Producers and scroungers -- Alternative mating strategies and tactics -- ESS thinking -- Animal personalities -- Summary -- Further reading -- Topics for discussion -- 6. Living in Groups -- How grouping can reduce predation -- How grouping can improve foraging -- Evolution of group living: shoaling in guppies -- Group size and skew -- Group decision making -- Summary -- Further reading -- Topics for discussion -- 7. Sexual Selection, Sperm Competition and Sexual Conflict -- Males and females -- Parental investment and sexual competition -- Why do females invest more in offspring care than do males? -- Evidence for sexual selection -- Why are females choosy? -- Genetic benefits from female choice: two hypotheses -- Testing the hypotheses for genetic benefits -- Sexual selection in females and male choice -- Sex differences in competition -- Sperm competition -- Constraints on mate choice and extra-pair matings -- Sexual conflict -- Sexual conflict: who wins? -- Chase-away sexual selection -- Summary -- Further reading -- Topics for discussion -- 8. Parental Care and Family Conflicts -- Evolution of parental care -- Parental investment: a parent's optimum -- Varying care in relation to costs and benefits -- Sexual conflict -- Sibling rivalry and parent-offspring conflict: theory -- Sibling rivalry: evidence -- Parent-offspring conflict: evidence -- Brood parasites -- Summary -- Further reading -- Topics for discussion -- 9. Mating Systems -- Mating systems with no male parental care -- Mating systems with male parental care -- A hierarchical approach to mating system diversity -- Summary -- Further reading -- Topics for discussion -- 10. Sex Allocation -- Fisher's theory of equal investment -- Sex allocation when relatives interact -- Sex allocation in variable environments -- Selfish sex ratio distorters -- Summary -- Further reading -- Topics for discussion -- 11. Social Behaviours: Altruism to Spite -- Kin selection and inclusive fitness -- Hamilton's rule -- How do individuals recognize kin? -- Kin selection doesn't need kin discrimination -- Selfish restraint and kin selection -- Spite -- Summary -- Further reading -- Topics for discussion -- 12. Cooperation -- What is cooperation? -- Free riding and the problem of cooperation -- Solving the problem of cooperation -- Kin selection -- Hidden benefits -- By-product benefit -- Reciprocity -- Enforcement -- A case study - the Seychelles Warbler -- Manipulation -- Summary -- Further reading -- Topics for discussion -- 13. Altruism and Conflict in the Social Insects -- The social insects -- The life cycle and natural history of a social insect -- The economics of eusociality -- The pathway to eusociality -- The haplodiploidy hypothesis -- The monogamy hypothesis -- The ecological benefits of cooperation -- Conflict within insect societies -- Conflict over the sex ratio in the social hymenoptera -- Worker policing in the social hymenoptera -- Superorganisms -- Comparison of vertebrates with insects -- Summary -- Further reading -- Topics for discussion -- 14. Communication and Signals -- The types of communication -- The problem of signal reliability -- Indices -- Handicaps -- Common interest -- Human language -- Dishonest signals -- Summary -- Further reading -- Topics for discussion -- 15. Conclusion -- How plausible are our main premises? -- Causal and functional explanations -- A final comment -- Summary -- Further reading
Control code
ocn785989129
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
4th ed
Extent
xii, 506 p.
Isbn
9781405114165
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)785989129
Label
An introduction to behavioural ecology, by Nicholas B. Davies, John R. Krebs and Stuart A. West
Publication
Note
Previous ed.: Oxford : Blackwell Scientific, 1993
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. Natural Selection, Ecology and Behaviour -- Watching and wondering -- Natural selection -- Genes and behaviour -- Selfish individuals or group advantage? -- Phenotypic plasticity: climate change and breeding times -- Behaviour, ecology and evolution -- Summary -- Further reading -- Topics for discussion -- 2. Testing Hypotheses in Behavioural Ecology -- The comparative approach -- Breeding behaviour of gulls in relation to predation risk -- Social organization of weaver birds -- Social organization in African ungulates -- Limitations of early comparative studies -- Comparative approach to primate ecology and behaviour -- Using phylogenies in comparative analysis -- The comparative approach reviewed -- Experimental studies of adaptation -- Summary -- Further reading -- Topics for discussion -- 3. Economic Decisions and the Individual -- The economics of carrying a load -- The economics of prey choice -- Sampling and information -- The risk of starvation -- Environmental variability, body reserves and food storing -- Food storing birds: from behavioural ecology to neuroscience -- The evolution of cognition -- Feeding and danger: a trade-off -- Social learning -- Optimality models and behaviour: an overview -- Summary -- Further reading -- Topics for discussion -- 4. Predators versus Prey: Evolutionary Arms Races -- Red Queen evolution -- Predators versus cryptic prey -- Enhancing camouflage -- Warning colouration: aposematism -- Mimicry -- Trade-offs in prey defences -- Cuckoos versus hosts -- Summary -- Further reading -- Topics for discussion -- 5. Competing for Resources -- The Hawk-Dove game -- Competition by exploitation: the ideal free distribution -- Competition by resource defence: the despotic distribution -- The ideal free distribution with unequal competitors -- The economics of resource defence -- Producers and scroungers -- Alternative mating strategies and tactics -- ESS thinking -- Animal personalities -- Summary -- Further reading -- Topics for discussion -- 6. Living in Groups -- How grouping can reduce predation -- How grouping can improve foraging -- Evolution of group living: shoaling in guppies -- Group size and skew -- Group decision making -- Summary -- Further reading -- Topics for discussion -- 7. Sexual Selection, Sperm Competition and Sexual Conflict -- Males and females -- Parental investment and sexual competition -- Why do females invest more in offspring care than do males? -- Evidence for sexual selection -- Why are females choosy? -- Genetic benefits from female choice: two hypotheses -- Testing the hypotheses for genetic benefits -- Sexual selection in females and male choice -- Sex differences in competition -- Sperm competition -- Constraints on mate choice and extra-pair matings -- Sexual conflict -- Sexual conflict: who wins? -- Chase-away sexual selection -- Summary -- Further reading -- Topics for discussion -- 8. Parental Care and Family Conflicts -- Evolution of parental care -- Parental investment: a parent's optimum -- Varying care in relation to costs and benefits -- Sexual conflict -- Sibling rivalry and parent-offspring conflict: theory -- Sibling rivalry: evidence -- Parent-offspring conflict: evidence -- Brood parasites -- Summary -- Further reading -- Topics for discussion -- 9. Mating Systems -- Mating systems with no male parental care -- Mating systems with male parental care -- A hierarchical approach to mating system diversity -- Summary -- Further reading -- Topics for discussion -- 10. Sex Allocation -- Fisher's theory of equal investment -- Sex allocation when relatives interact -- Sex allocation in variable environments -- Selfish sex ratio distorters -- Summary -- Further reading -- Topics for discussion -- 11. Social Behaviours: Altruism to Spite -- Kin selection and inclusive fitness -- Hamilton's rule -- How do individuals recognize kin? -- Kin selection doesn't need kin discrimination -- Selfish restraint and kin selection -- Spite -- Summary -- Further reading -- Topics for discussion -- 12. Cooperation -- What is cooperation? -- Free riding and the problem of cooperation -- Solving the problem of cooperation -- Kin selection -- Hidden benefits -- By-product benefit -- Reciprocity -- Enforcement -- A case study - the Seychelles Warbler -- Manipulation -- Summary -- Further reading -- Topics for discussion -- 13. Altruism and Conflict in the Social Insects -- The social insects -- The life cycle and natural history of a social insect -- The economics of eusociality -- The pathway to eusociality -- The haplodiploidy hypothesis -- The monogamy hypothesis -- The ecological benefits of cooperation -- Conflict within insect societies -- Conflict over the sex ratio in the social hymenoptera -- Worker policing in the social hymenoptera -- Superorganisms -- Comparison of vertebrates with insects -- Summary -- Further reading -- Topics for discussion -- 14. Communication and Signals -- The types of communication -- The problem of signal reliability -- Indices -- Handicaps -- Common interest -- Human language -- Dishonest signals -- Summary -- Further reading -- Topics for discussion -- 15. Conclusion -- How plausible are our main premises? -- Causal and functional explanations -- A final comment -- Summary -- Further reading
Control code
ocn785989129
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
4th ed
Extent
xii, 506 p.
Isbn
9781405114165
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)785989129

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