By H. Martin Schaefer (auth.), Peter Kappeler (eds.)
The research of animal behaviour is likely one of the quickest growing to be sub-disciplines in biology. The ensuing range of conceptual methods and methodological strategies makes it more and more tricky for pros and scholars to maintain abreast of significant new advancements. This edited quantity offers up to date experiences that facilitate orientation in key components of animal behaviour, together with verbal exchange, cognition, clash, cooperation, sexual choice and behavioural edition. The contributions deal with evolutionary and proximate elements of behaviour and in addition conceal either invertebrates and vertebrates. vital ideas are handled in separate glossaries and key examples highlighted in separate textual content packing containers. Richly illustrated with color figures, this quantity bargains a good established assessment of the entire major advancements in present animal behaviour study. it truly is perfect for educating upper-level classes, the place it is going to be crucial interpreting for complex scholars acquainted with uncomplicated thoughts and ideas.
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Proc R Soc Lond B 271:S370-S373 Schaefer HM, Stobbe N (2006) Disruptive coloration provides camouflage independent of background matching. Proc R Soc Lond B 273:2427-2432 Schaefer HM, Levey DJ, Schaefer V, Avery ML (2006) The role of chromatic and achromatic signals for fruit detection by birds. Behav Ecol 17:784-789 Schaefer HM, Schaefer V, Vorobyev M (2007) Are fruit colors adapted to consumer vision and birds equally efficient in detecting colorful signals? Am Nat 169:S159-S169 Visual communication: evolution, ecology, and functional mechanisms 27 Schaefer HM, McGraw K, Catoni C (2008a) Birds use fruit colour as honest signal of dietary antioxidant rewards.
Am Nat 160:683-691 Basolo AL (1990) Female preference predates the evolution of the sword in swordtail fish. Science 250:808-810 Boughman JW (2001) Divergent sexual selection enhances reproductive isolation in sticklebacks. Nature 411:944-948 Bradshaw HD Jr, Schemske DW (2003) Allele substitution at a flower colour locus produces a pollinator shift in monkeyflowers. Nature 426:176-178 Catoni C, Schaefer HM, Peters A (2008) Fruit for health: the effect of flavonoids on humoral immune response and food selection in a frugivorous bird.
2004). Both, signals and cues, provide information for recipients. Signal transmission has traditionally been viewed as a dyadic interaction between a sender and a receiver (Bradbury and Vehrencamp 1998). However, in social groups where multiple potential senders and receivers are present, communication occurs within a network consisting of many individuals (McGregor and Dabelsteen 1996, McGregor 2005). The fact that information is accessible to a broad audience (public information) allows individuals not only to gather information while observing communication between other individuals (social information) but also to acquire novel information by social learning (see van Schaik this volume).
Animal Behaviour: Evolution and Mechanisms by H. Martin Schaefer (auth.), Peter Kappeler (eds.)