This title offers a treatment of the underlying mechanisms and evolutionary bases of behaviour with a focus on the importance of evolutionary theory for the unification of the different behavioural disciplines.
Author: Alexandra Maryanski
Release Date: 2015-11-17
Genre: Political Science
"Handbook on Evolution and Society" brings together original chapters by prominent scholars who have been instrumental in the revival of evolutionary theorizing and research in the social sciences over the last twenty-five years. Previously unpublished essays provide up-to-date, critical surveys of recent research and key debates. The contributors discuss early challenges posed by sociobiology, the rise of evolutionary psychology, the more conflicted response of evolutionary sociology to sociobiology, and evolutionary psychology. Chapters address the application and limitations of Darwinian ideas in the social sciences. Prominent authors come from a variety of disciplines in ecology, biology, primatology, psychology, sociology, and the humanities. The most comprehensive resource available, this vital collection demonstrates to scholars and students the new ways in which evolutionary approaches, ultimately derived from biology, are influencing the diverse social sciences and humanities.
Author: Theodore W. Pietsch
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Release Date: 2020-03-03
Unmasking the mysteries of frogfish evolution and phylogenetic relationships through close examination of their fossil record, morphology, and molecular reconstruction, Frogfishes demonstrates the surprising diversity and beauty of this remarkable assemblage of marine shorefishes.
Author: Tristram D. Wyatt
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2017-02-10
How animals behave is crucial to their survival and reproduction. The application of new molecular tools such as DNA fingerprinting and genomics is causing a revolution in the study of animal behaviour, while developments in computing and image analysis allow us to investigate behaviour in ways never previously possible. By combining these with the traditional methods of observation and experiments, we are now learning more about animal behaviour than ever before. In this Very Short Introduction Tristram D. Wyatt discusses how animal behaviour has evolved, how behaviours develop in each individual (considering the interplay of genes, epigenetics, and experience), how we can understand animal societies, and how we can explain collective behaviour such as swirling flocks of starlings. Using lab and field studies from across the whole animal kingdom, he looks at mammals, butterflies, honeybees, fish, and birds, analysing what drives behaviour, and exploring instinct, learning, and culture. Looking more widely at behavioural ecology, he also considers some aspects of human behaviour. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Author: James D. Paterson
Publisher: Waveland Pr Inc
Release Date: 2001
This workbook is a series of exercises that teach the skills of observation based in the scientific method that will bring students into some proximity with primates as subjects of observation, & with the realities of scientific inquiry.
Designed for a one-semester introductory course in Animal Behavior. Animal behavior is a broad discipline with investigators and contributions from diverse perspectives, including anthropology, comparative psychology, ecology, ethology, physiology, and zoology. The authors goal in this textbook is to use evolutionary principles as a unifying theme to provide students exposure to a number of approaches to the field of animal behavior. They also demonstrate that the varied perspectives used to study behavior are complementary and often integrated; they are not mutually exclusive. The subtitle, “Mechanisms, Ecology, and Evolution,” reflects the broad themes that dominate the book.
Based upon ecological and environmental principles, it introduces students to scientific reasoning and methodology while also addressing development and mechanisms. Includes classical studies that form the foundation of this field but concentrates on more current work in order to present the thinking and experiments which have led to modern understanding of animal behavior.
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 1985
Insects in Camera is about the behaviour of insects, the most successful animals on Earth. It contains 287 colour photographs of live insects from 5 continents - some of the subjects have never been photographed before.
Author: James F. Wittenberger
Release Date: 1981
Altruism: Does it exist. Cooperation. Aggression. Environmental bases of behavior. Territoriality. Coloniality. Life history patterns and parental care. Sex and sexual selection. Mating systems. Insect sociality. Mammalian sociality. Human sociality.