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By H. Martin Schaefer (auth.), Peter Kappeler (eds.)

The learn of animal behaviour is among the quickest becoming sub-disciplines in biology. The ensuing variety of conceptual ways and methodological thoughts makes it more and more tough for pros and scholars to maintain abreast of significant new advancements. This edited quantity presents updated studies that facilitate orientation in key components of animal behaviour, together with conversation, cognition, clash, cooperation, sexual choice and behavioural version. The contributions deal with evolutionary and proximate features 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 bins. Richly illustrated with color figures, this quantity deals a good dependent review of all of the major advancements in present animal behaviour examine. it really is perfect for instructing upper-level classes, the place it is going to be crucial analyzing for complex scholars conversant in easy innovations and ideas.

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J Evol Biol 20:1847-1858 Viitala J, Korpimäki E, Palokangas P, Koivula M (1995) Attraction of kestrels to vole scent marks visible in ultraviolet light. Nature 373:425-427 Weiss MR (1991) Floral colour changes as cues for pollinators. Nature 354:227229 Wiley RH (1994) Errors, exaggeration, and deception in animal communication. In: Real LA (ed) Behavioral Mechanisms in Evolutionary Ecology. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, pp 157-189 Wright S (1943) An analysis of local variability of flower color in Linanthus parryae.

Semple et al. 3 Eavesdropping Eavesdropping is defined as the act of extracting information from signalling interactions between other individuals (McGregor and Dabelsteen 1996, McGregor 2005). Two classes of eavesdropping have been identified: social and interceptive eavesdropping (McGregor and Dabelsteen 1996, Peake 2005). Social eavesdropping occurs when individuals gather information on other individuals by attending to their signalling interaction. This form of eavesdropping has important consequences for individuals that interact regularly with several individuals and have the opportunity to monitor social and communicative interactions of other group members.

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