Animal Behavior / Field and Laboratory Exercises in Animal Behavior (SET)

1st Edition


  • Michael Breed
  • Chadwick Tillberg
  • Description

    This specially priced set includes a copy of Breed and Moore, Animal Behavior and Tillberg/Breed/Hinners, Field and Laboratory Exercises in Animal Behavior.

    The textbook covers the broad sweep of animal behavior from its neurological underpinnings to the importance of behavior in conservation. An entire chapter is devoted to the vibrant new field of behavior and conservation, including topics such as social behavior and the relationship between parasites, pathogens and behavior. Thoughtful coverage has also been given to foraging behavior, mating and parenting behavior, anti-predator behavior and learning. Each chapter begins with learning objectives and concludes with thought-provoking questions. Additionally, special terms and definitions are highlighted throughout.

    The laboratory manual guides students through the diverse and fascinating fields of behavioral and ethological studies, employing a wide array of organisms as model systems for the study of behavior. Students participate in the development of hypothesis and turn the recording, analysis, and interpretation of data into an active and engaging process.

    Key Features

    • Textbook provides a solid background in the neurophysiological and endocrinological bases of animal behavior
    • Textbook chapters cover behavior and homeostatic mechanisms, behavior and conservation, and behavioral aspects of disease
    • Lab manual includes fully developed and tested laboraty exercises available for courses that have labs (
    • Companion site for faculty and students to enhance their learning experience at:


    Advanced graduate and undergraduate students in animal behaviour, ethology, and behavioral ecology courses.


    © 2011
    Academic Press
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    About the authors

    Michael Breed

    After receiving my PhD from the University of Kansas in 1977, I came to Colorado to work as a faculty member at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where I have been ever since. I am currently a Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and I teach courses in general biology, animal behavior, insect biology, and tropical biology. My research program focuses on the behavior and ecology of social insects, and I have worked on ants, bees, and wasps. I have studied the nestmate recognition, the genetics of colony defense, the behavior of defensive bees, and communication during colony defense. I was Executive Editor of Animal Behaviour from 2006-2009.