Advances in the Study of Behavior

Advances in the Study of Behavior

1st Edition - April 27, 2021

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  • Editor: Marc Naguib
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323850711
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128245842

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Advances in the Study of Behavior, Volume 53 provides users with the latest insights in this ever-evolving field. New chapters in this release include Cooperative breeding in birds, Interactive singing in birds: What have we learned in the last 20 years? Pied babblers, Mate choice in frogs, Dogs, and Do hosts of avian brood parasites discriminate parasitic vs. predatory threats? A review.

Key Features

  • Serves the increasing number of scientists engaged in the study of animal behavior
  • Makes another important contribution to the development of this important 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)

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Marc Naguib

    1. Countersinging in birds

    David M. Logue

    2. Do hosts of avian brood parasites discriminate parasitic vs. predatory threats? A meta-analysis

    Shelby L. Lawson, Janice K. Enos, Nicholas D. Antonson, Sharon A. Gill and Mark E. Hauber

    3. Dogs’ (Canis lupus familiaris) behavioral adaptations to a human-dominated niche: A review and novel hypothesis

    Clive D. L. Wynne

    4. The evolution of delayed dispersal and different routes to breeding in social birds

    Sjouke A. Kingma , Kat Bebbington, Niki Teunissen, Anne Peters and Jan Komdeur

    5. Understanding the potential impact of climate change on the behaviour and demography of social species: The pied babbler (Turdoides bicolor) as a case study

    Amanda R. Ridley, Elizabeth M. Wiley, Amanda R. Bourne, Susan J. Cunningham and Martha J Nelson-Flower

Product details

  • No. of pages: 276
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2021
  • Published: April 27, 2021
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323850711
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128245842

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

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

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