Behavioral ecology of tropical animals

Edited by

  • Regina Macedo, Departamento de Zoologia, Universidade de Brasilia, Brasilia, DF, Brasil

Advances in the Study of Behavior was initiated over 40 years ago to serve the increasing number of scientists engaged in the study of animal behavior. That number is still expanding. This thematic volume makes another important "contribution to the development of the field" by bringing together material that aggregates studies conducted on the behavior of tropical animals.
Advances in the Study of Behavior is now available online at ScienceDirect--full-text online from volume 30 onward.
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Graduate students and researchers who study animal behavior (ecologists, evolutionary biologists, geneticists, endocrinologists, pharmacologists, neurobiologists, developmental psychobiologists, ethologists, comparative psychologists).


Book information

  • Published: October 2010
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-380894-3


"The series is designed for psychologists, zoologists, and psychiatrists, but will also be a valuable reference for workers in endocrinology, neurology, physiology, ethnology, and ecology."--BIOLOGICAL ABSTRACTS

Table of Contents

1 - Sexual Conflict and Sexual Selection in the Goodeinae, a Clade of Viviparous Fish with Effective Female Mate Choice

Constantino Macías Garcia and Alejandra Valero

2 - A Spatial Dance to the Music of Time in the Leks of Long-tailed Manakins

David B. McDonald

3 - Host Use by Generalist and Specialist Brood Parasitic Cowbirds at Population and Individual Levels

María C. de Mársico, Bettina Mahler, Manuela Chomnalez, Alejandro G. Di Giácomo and Juan C. Reboreda

4 - Dealing with Uncertainty: Flexible Reproductive Strategies in a Tropical Passerine Bird in an Unstable Ecological and Social Environment

Michael S. Webster, Jordan Karubian and Hubert Schwabl

5 – Color in a Long-lived Tropical Seabird: Sexual Selection in a Life History Context

Roxana Torres and Alberto Velando

6 - Intra-specific Variation in the Behavioral Ecology of a Tropical Carnivore, the Spotted Hyena

Kay E. Holekamp and Stephanie M. Dloniak

7 – Ecology, Social Behavior and Conservation in Zebras

Daniel I. Rubenstein

8 - Social Organization in Callithrix jacchus: Cooperation and Competition

Maria Emília Yamamoto, Arrilton Araújo, Maria Bernardete C. de Sousa and Maria de Fátima Arruda

9 - Ecological Determinants of Social Systems: Perspectives on the Functional Role of Roosting Ecology in the Social Behavior of Tent-roosting Bats

Gloriana Chaverri and Thomas H. Kunz