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Author Krebs, J. R. (John R.)

Title An introduction to behavioural ecology / J.R. Krebs, N.B. Davies ; drawings by Jan Parr.

Published Oxford [England] ; Cambridge, MA : Blackwell Scientific Publications, [1993]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM BioMed  591.51 KREB    AVAILABLE
Edition 3rd ed.
Physical description xii, 420 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-405) and indexes.
Contents 1. Natural Selection, Ecology and Behaviour -- 2. Testing Hypotheses in Behavioural Ecology -- 3. Economic Decisions and the Individual -- 4. Predators versus Prey: Evolutionary Arms Races -- 5. Competing for Resources -- 6. Living in Groups -- 7. Fighting and Assessment -- 8. Sexual Conflict and Sexual Selection -- 9. Parental Care and Mating Systems -- 10. Alternative Breeding Strategies -- 11. On Selfishness and Altruism -- 12. Co-operation and Helping in Birds, Mammals and Fish -- 13. Altruism in the Social Insects -- 14. The Design of Signals: Ecology and Evolution -- 15. Conclusion.
Summary This third edition of a popular text examines the influence of natural selection on behavior--an animal's struggle to survive by exploiting resources, avoiding predators, and maximizing reproductive success. Many new examples and topics are offered including the theory and application of DNA identification. Written in a lucid style, this edition includes margin notes in a second color, indexes, references, and photos. Illustrated.
Other author Davies, N. B. (Nicholas B.), 1952-
Subject Animal behavior.
Animal behavior -- Evolution.
Animal ecology.
ISBN 0632035463