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Advances in the Study of Behavior - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780120045389, 9780080915494

Advances in the Study of Behavior, Volume 38

1st Edition

Editors: H. Jane Brockmann Timothy Roper Marc Naguib Katherine Wynne-Edwards Chris Barnard John Mitani
Hardcover ISBN: 9780120045389
eBook ISBN: 9780080915494
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 19th August 2008
Page Count: 552
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Table of Contents

    <li>Contributors to Volume 38</li> <li>Preface</li> <li>Chapter 1: Using Robots to Understand Animal Behavior<ul><li>Publisher Summary</li><li>I Introduction</li><li>II Behavior and the Physical Interface</li><li>III Completing the Mechanism Description</li><li>IV Toward the Complete Cricket</li><li>V Conclusions</li></ul></li> <li>Chapter 2: Social Foraging and the Study of Exploitative Behavior<ul><li>Publisher Summary</li><li>Dedication</li><li>I Why Study Foraging?</li><li>II The Advent of Social Foraging Theory</li><li>III The PS Game</li><li>IV Rate-Maximizing PS Model</li><li>V Stochastic, Risk-Sensitive Models</li><li>VI State-Dependent Dynamic PS Game</li><li>VII PS Information Games</li><li>VIII Projecting Down to Individual Behavior</li><li>IX Implications for Population Effects</li><li>X Relevance of PS Games for Non-Food Resources</li><li>XI Conclusions</li><li>Acknowledgments</li></ul></li> <li>Chapter 3: Social Processes Influencing Learning in Animals: A Review of the Evidence<ul><li>Publisher Summary</li><li>I Introduction</li><li>II Classification of Processes Involved in Social Learning</li><li>III Empirical Evidence for Social Learning Processes</li><li>IV Conclusions</li><li>Acknowledgments</li></ul></li> <li>Chapter 4: Function and Mechanisms of Song Learning in Song Sparrows*<ul><li>Publisher Summary</li><li>Dedication</li><li>I Introduction</li><li>II Studies of Social Factors in Song Learning</li><li>III Developing Theories of Song Learning</li><li>IV Song Function and Song Learning in Song Sparrows</li><li>V Discussion</li><li>VI Summary</li><li>Acknowledgments</li></ul></li> <li>Chapter 5: Insights for Behavioral Ecology from Behavioral Syndromes<ul><li>Publisher Summary</li><li>I Introduction</li><li>II A Brief History of the Idea</li><li>III Clarifying the Definition of a Behavioral Syndrome</li><li>IV Understanding Variation in Behavioral Syndromes</li><li>V Beyond the Usual Behavioral Syndromes</li><li>VI Future Prospects</li><li>VII Summary</li><li>Acknowledgments</li></ul></li> <li>Chapter 6: Information Warfare and Parent&#x2013;Offspring Conflict<ul><li>Publisher Summary</li><li>I Introduction</li><li>II Parent&#x2013;Offspring Conflict as a Selective Force in Nature</li><li>III Information from Offspring to Parents</li><li>IV Interactions Among Siblings</li><li>V Information from Parents to Offspring</li><li>VI Conclusions</li><li>Acknowledgments</li></ul></li> <li>Chapter 7: Hormones in Avian Eggs: Physiology, Ecology and Behavior<ul><li>Publisher Summary</li><li>I Introduction</li><li>II Physiology</li><li>III Effects of Yolk Androgens</li><li>IV Variation Within Clutches</li><li>V Differences Between Females</li><li>VI Comparative Studies</li><li>VII A Mechanism for Sex-Ratio Adjustment?</li><li>VIII Egg Cocktails</li><li>IX Conclusions and Future Directions</li><li>Acknowledgments</li></ul></li> <li>Chapter 8: Neurobiology of Maternal Behavior in Sheep<ul><li>Publisher Summary</li><li>I Introduction</li><li>II Expression of Maternal Behavior in Sheep</li><li>III Neurobiology of Maternal Responsiveness</li><li>IV Neurobiology of Maternal Selectivity</li><li>V Conclusion</li></ul></li> <li>Chapter 9: Individual Odors and Social Communication: Individual Recognition, Kin Recognition, and Scent Over-Marking<ul><li>Publisher Summary</li><li>I Introduction</li><li>II Individual Discrimination and Recognition</li><li>III Discrimination and Recognition of Kin</li><li>IV Individual Advertisement and Competition by Scent Marking</li><li>V Scent Over-Marking</li></ul></li> <li>Index</li> <li>Contents of Previous Volumes</li>


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.

Advances in the Study of Behavior is now available online at ScienceDirect — full-text online from volume 30 onward.


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


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About the Editors

H. Jane Brockmann

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).

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Biology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA

Timothy Roper

Tim Roper is Emeritus Professor of Animal Behaviour at the University of Sussex, UK. After completing a PhD in Experimental Psychology (Cambridge 1973) he undertook postdoctoral research at the Universities of Oregon and Cambridge. He was appointed Lecturer in Biology at the University of Sussex in 1979, Reader in 1993 and Professor in 1998. He was Honorary Secretary of the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (1982-87) and has served on the editorial boards of various journals, including Advances in the Study of Behaviour (1996-2014) and Animal Behaviour (as European Editor, 1991-96). He has also been appointed to a number of UK government advisory committees, including periods as Special Scientific Advisor to the House of Commons Agriculture Select Committee (1999-2000) and as advisor to the UK Government Chief Scientific Officer (2008). He has published 120 scientific papers on various aspects of animal behaviour and ecology, including animal learning, the evolution of insect warning coloration, the social and territorial behaviour of mammals, the transmission of bovine tuberculosis between badgers and cattle, the use of remotely collected DNA in estimating population size, urban wildlife management, and communal decision making in animals. He has co-authored a number of government reports and has authored one book (Badger, Harper Collins, 2010). He retired from the University of Sussex in 2010 and now works as a full-time house husband.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Life Sciences, University of Sussex, UK

Marc Naguib

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Behavioural Ecology Group, Department of Animal Sciences Wageningen University, The Netherlands

Katherine Wynne-Edwards

Affiliations and Expertise

Queen's University, Kingston, Canada

Chris Barnard

Affiliations and Expertise

The University of Nottingham, University Park, U.K.

John Mitani

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, U.S.A.