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Advances in the Study of Behavior - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128207253, 9780128207260

Advances in the Study of Behavior, Volume 52

1st Edition

Editor: Marc Naguib
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128207253
eBook ISBN: 9780128207260
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 24th April 2020
Page Count: 302
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Table of Contents

    1. Ecological determinants of sex roles and female sexual selection
    2. Robin M. Hare and Leigh W. Simmons

    3. Integrating nutritional and behavioral ecology: Mutual benefits and new Frontiers
    4. Nathan I. Morehouse, David Raubenheimer, Adam Kay and Susan M. Bertram

    5. Copulatory behavior and its relationship to genital morphology
    6. Patricia L.R. Brennan and Dara N. Orbach

    7. Evolution of female coloration: What have we learned from birds in general and blue tits in particular
    8. Claire Doutrelant, Amélie Fargevieille and Arnaud Grégoire

    9. Variation, plasticity, and alternative mating tactics: Revisiting what we know about the socially monogamous prairie vole
    10. Jesus E. Madrid, Karen J. Parker and Alexander G. Ophir

    11. Can't see the "hood" for the trees: Can avian cooperative breeding currently be understood using the phylogenetic comparative method?

Andrew Cockburn


Advances in the Study of Behavior, Volume 52, provides users with the latest insights in this ever-evolving field. Users will find new information on a variety of species, including ecological determinants of sex roles and female sexual selection, copulatory behavior and genital morphology in vertebrates, proximate and ultimate influences on social behavior, and more. Sample chapters in this release include Ecological determinants of sex roles and female sexual selection, Sensory information in social insects, How the material basis of colors impacts how they evolve, participate in behavioral interactions, and interface with other life history characters, Fiddler crabs, the Evolution of female coloration, and more.

Key Features

  • Serves 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 related fields


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 Editor

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