Welcome to your Animal Behaviour reading list. Here you will find resources selected by your course team to support you throughout this module.
Animal Behavior by Breed, M. D; Moore, J.Animal Behavior, Third Edition covers animal behavior from its neurological underpinnings to the importance of behavior in conservation. The book's authors, Michael Breed and Janice Moore, bring almost 60 years of combined experience as university professors, much of that teaching animal behavior. Chapters cover this 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. The book addresses the physiological foundations of behavior in a way that is both accessible and inviting, with each chapter beginning with learning objectives and ending with thought-provoking questions. Additionally, special terms and definitions are highlighted throughout, making this book an essential work for students and academic seeking a foundation in the field.
Call Number: 591.5 BRE
Publication Date: 2022
An Introduction to Animal Behaviour by Manning, A. ; Dawkins, M. S.Wolves excitedly greet each other as members of the pack come together; a bumble bee uses its long tongue to reach the nectar at the base of a foxglove flower; a mongoose swiftly and deftly bites its prey to death; young cheetahs rest quietly together, very close to sleep. Now in full colour, this revised and updated edition of Manning and Dawkins' classic text provides a beautifully written introduction to the fundamentals of animal behaviour. Tinbergen's four questions of causation, evolution, development and function form the fundamental framework of the text, illustrated with fascinating examples of complex behavioural mechanisms. The authors provide accounts of all levels of behaviour from the nerve cell to that of the population. The strengths of An Introduction to Animal Behaviour as a textbook include its clear explanations and concise, readable text and the enthusiasm of the authors for their subject.
Call Number: 591.5 MAN
Publication Date: 2012
Animal Behavior by Rubenstein, D.One of the major challenges instructors face in Animal Behavior is engaging with an audience that has a wide range of backgrounds and academic aspirations. Many students taking this course are pre-meds and fail to see the relevance of the subject to their future careers. Rubenstein's AnimalBehavior, the best-selling text in the market, addresses this challenge by introducing students to a rich array of fascinating examples of animal behavior and uses a vivid narrative voice that conveys the excitement of the subject. To further address this course issue, the upcoming 12th edition'senhanced eBook will make the subject come alive with numerous video and audio clips that will be presented in-line as students read. The enhanced Ebook will also include 50 new interactive figures. Another objective instructors have is to help students master concepts and then demonstrate thatmastery. To assist instructors with this goal, the 12th edition enhanced eBook will incorporate all-new inline self-assessments, as well as gradable chapter assessment quizzes. Another essential challenge in the course is helping students realize that animal behavior research is rooted in rigorousscientific methodology. The new edition will include an all-new "Behind the Scenes" feature, in which sections in each chapter will highlight a single research paper and take an in-depth look at how the research was conducted. Related to this course issue, instructors want to introduce theirstudents to a balanced view of the ultimate and proximate causes underlying how and why animals behave as they do. Rubenstein is renowned for its empirical presentation of the ultimate causes of animal behavior, and the 12th edition will do an even better job of integrating concepts across levelsof scale at the proximate level. This need will be address by including an even greater focus on Tinbergen's "Four Questions" and by including more integrative studies that cross levels of analysis. Finally, a significant course challenge is helping students get through the information overload,and the new 12th edition will be streamlined by approximately 10%, a re-design of the chapter summaries, and the addition of synthetic sections that link topics across the text and media resources.
Call Number: 591.5 RUB
Publication Date: 2022
An Introduction to Behavioural Ecology by West, S. A. ; Davies, N. B. ; Krebs, J. R.This textbook helped to define the field of Behavioural Ecology. In this fourth edition the text has been completely revised, with new chapters and many new illustrations and full colour photographs. The theme, once again, is the influence of natural selection on behaviour - an animal's struggle to survive and reproduce by exploiting and competing for resources, avoiding predators, selecting mates and caring for offspring, - and how animal societies reflect both cooperation and conflict among individuals. Stuart A. West has joined as a co-author bringing his own perspectives and work on microbial systems into the book. Written in the same engaging and lucid style as the previous editions, the authors explain the latest theoretical ideas using examples from micro-organisms, invertebrates and vertebrates. There are boxed sections for some topics and marginal notes help guide the reader. The book is essential reading for students of behavioural ecology, animal behaviour and evolutionary biology. Key Features: Long-awaited new edition of a field-defining textbook New chapters, illustrations and colour photographs New co-author Focuses on the influence of natural selection on behavior, and how animal societies reflect both cooperation and conflict among individuals "The long-awaited update to a classic in this field is now here, presenting new directions in thinking and addressing burning questions. Richly informed by progress in many other disciplines, such as sensory physiology, genetics and evolutionary theory, it marks the emergence of behavioural ecology as a fully fledged discipline..... This is a marvellous book, written in a lucid style. A must-read for those in the field, it is also a cornucopia of new thinking for anyone interested in evolution and behaviour." Manfred Milinski, Nature, 2012