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.

Key Features

  • Initiated over 40 years ago to serve the increasing number of scientists engaged in the study of animal behavior
  • Makes another important contribution to the development of the field
  • Presents theoretical ideas and research to those studying animal behavior and to their colleagues in neighboring fields

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 to Volume 45

Chapter One. Sexual Selection and the Mating Behavior of Solitary Bees

1 Introduction

2 Male–Male Competition and Male Body Size

3 Male–Male Competition and Where to Search for Mates

4 Alternative Mating Tactics

5 The Timing of Mate Searching

6 How Discriminating Should Sexually Motivated Males Be?

7 Polyandry and Sexual Selection via Female Mating Behavior

8 Female Mate Choice in Monogamous Species

9 Conclusion

Acknowledgments

References

Chapter Two. The Function, Development, and Evolutionary Stability of Conventional Signals of Fighting Ability

1 Introduction

2 What are Conventional Agonistic Signals?

3 Testing the Function of Conventional Signals

4 Putative Conventional Signals

5 Signal Accuracy Over Developmental Time

6 Signal Accuracy over Evolutionary Time

7 Summary

Acknowledgments

References

Chapter Three. Host–Parasite Interactions and the Evolution of Immune Defense

1 Introduction

2 Immunity and Other Antiparasite Defenses

3 Population Density, Group-Living and Parasite Defense

4 Foraging, Nutrition, and Immunity

5 Reproduction, Parental Care, and Immunity

6 Conclusions and Future Directions

References

Chapter Four. Behavioral Ecology of Oviposition-Site Selection in Herbivorous True Bugs

1 Introduction

2 Life-History Traits Affecting Oviposition Strategies in True Bugs

3 Plant Traits Affecting Oviposition Behavior by True Bugs

4 Behavioral Decisions Related to Egg Parasitization

5 Concluding Remarks and Future Perspectives

References

Chapter Five. The World from a Dog’s Point of View: A Review and Synthesis of Dog Cognition Research

1 Introduction

2 Literature Search Proced

Details

No. of pages:
504
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780124072046
Print ISBN:
9780124071865

Reviews

Praise for the Series:
"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