Animal Behavior: Concepts, Methods, and Applications, International Edition uses a conceptual approach that puts the process of science and applications front and centre. The text guides students through featured research examples that strongly emphasise the process of scientific inquiry. The approach is based on the growing mandate to shift science education from rote memorisation to a conceptual approach that emphasises the nature of inquiry in science. The major concepts in each chapter are accompanied by empirical examples from diverse taxa taken directly from the primary literature. This approach immerses students in the process of animal behaviour research and helps them understand how we know what we know. In addition, the text highlights real-world applications and helps students see how the science of animal behaviour connects to their everyday lives.
TJV: Saint Louis University, Associate Professor; PhD University of Arizona. Research focuses on community ecology, conservation biology, and foraging behavior. SN: Saint Louis University, Assistant Professor; PhD University of New Mexico. Research focuses on fish behavioral ecology, mate choice, and predator avoidance.
Preface ; 1. The science of aminmal behavior ; 2. Behavioral genetics ; 3. Learning and cognition ; 4. Communication ; 5. Foraging behavior ; 6. Antipredator behavior ; 7. Dispersal and migration ; 8. Habitat selection, territoriality, and aggression ; 9. Mating behavior ; 10. Parental care ; 11. Social behavior ; Glossary ; Credits ; Index