Description

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 volume makes another important "contribution to the development of the field" by presenting theoretical ideas and research to those studying animal behavior and to their colleagues in neighboring fields. This volume reflects many of the current themes in animal behavior including the evolution of social behavior, sexual selection and communication. It also reflects controversial topics on which the authors provide interesting, new insights. Advances in the Study of Behavior is now available online at ScienceDirect — full-text online from volume 30 onwards.

Readership

Graduate students and researchers who study animal behavior (ecologists, evolutionary biologists, geneticists, endocrinologists, pharmacologists, neurobiologists, developmental psychobiologists, ethologists, comparative psychologists).

Table of Contents

Contributors Preface The Strategic Dynamics of Cooperation in Primate Groups Joan B. Silk Coexistence in Female-Bonded Primate Groups S. Peter Henzi and Louise Barrett The Evolution of Sociality in Spiders Yael Lubin and Trine Bilde Molecular Ecology Reveals the Hidden Complexities of the Seychelles Warbler Jan Komdeur and David S. Richardson Mate Choice and Genetic Quality: a Review of the Heterozygosity Theory Bart Kempenaers Sexual Conflict and the Evolution of Breeding Systems in Shorebirds Gavin H. Thomas, Tamás Székely, and John D. Reynolds Post-copulatory Selection in the Yellow Dung Fly Scathophaga stercoraria (L.) and the Mate-now-choose-later Mechanism of Cryptic Female Choice Paul I. Ward The Evolution, Function, and Meaning of Marmot Alarm Communication Daniel T. Blumstein The Evolution of Geographic Variation in Bird Songs Jeffrey Podos and Paige S. Warren

Details

No. of pages:
496
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2007
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780120045372
Electronic ISBN:
9780080554372

About the editors

H. Jane Brockmann

Jane Brockmann is a professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Florida, Gainesville. Her research interests are in the evolution of alternative strategies and tactics, sexual selection and the economics and mechanisms of decision making in animals; since 1990 her research has focused on the behavior of horseshoe crabs. She has authored more than 70 journal articles and book chapters; co-edited two books; and supervised 30 graduate students. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin - Madison (1976) and was an NSF Post-doctoral Fellow with the Animal Behavior Research Group at Oxford, UK (1977-78) studying the behavior of a solitary, sphecid wasp. She has held the position of Professor since 1989 (emeritus since 2011) and was chair of her department from 1997-2001. She has been Program Director for Animal Behavior at the National Science Foundation (2003-4); president of the Animal Behavior Society (1991-1992); Secretary General of the International Ethological Conference (1995-2006); and journal editor for Evolution (1987-1990), Ethology (1991-2001) and Advances in the Study of Behavior (2002-present; Executive Editor, 2005-2013).

Marc Naguib

Marc Naguib is professor in Behavioural Ecology at the Animal Sciences Department of Wageningen University, The Netherlands. He studied biology at the Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany and received his PhD (1995) at UNC Chapel Hill, NC in the US. After his PhD held positions at the Freie Universitaet Berlin (1995-1999) and Bielefeld University (2000-2007) in Germany, and at the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (2008-2011), until he was appointed in 2011 as Chair of the Behavioural Ecology Group at Wageningen University, The Netherlands. He is specialized in vocal communication, social behaviour, animal personality and the effects of conditions experienced during early development on behaviour and life history traits, mainly using song birds as model. His research group is also involved in animal welfare research using farm animals. He has served for many years on the council of the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB) and of the Ethologische Gesellschaft. He published > 80 scientific publications and has been Editor for Advances in the Study of Behaviour since 2003. Since 2014 he is Executive Editor.