The Behavior of Animals: Mechanisms, Function And Evolution

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Johan J. Bolhuis, Luc-Alain Giraldeau
Wiley, Dec 17, 2004 - Psychology - 536 pages
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This wide-ranging textbook provides a broad overview of the current state of animal behavior studies.

  • An ideal textbook for undergraduate and graduate courses in biology, experimental psychology and neuroscience.
  • Comprises a series of contributions from international experts.
  • Represents a diverse set of approaches to animal behavior.
  • Ranges across the subject all levels, from molecules and neurons to individuals and populations.
  • Draws on the work of the pioneering Dutch ethologist, Niko Tinbergen.
  • Addresses all four of Tinbergen’s key questions: causation, development, function, and evolution.
  • Deals with contemporary subjects, such as animal welfare, conservation, neurobiology, and animal cognition.

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About the author (2004)

Johan J. Bolhuis is Professor of Behavioural Biology at Utrecht University.

Luc-Alain Giraldeau is Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Québec in Montréal.

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