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Animal Vigilance

Animal Vigilance
  • Author : Guy Beauchamp
  • Publsiher : Academic Press
  • Release : 29 June 2015
  • ISBN : 0128019948
  • Pages : 272 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 ratings
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Animal Vigilance builds on the author’s previous publication with Academic Press (Social Predation: How Group Living Benefits Predators and Prey) by developing several other themes including the development and mechanisms underlying vigilance, as well as developing more fully the evolution and function of vigilance. Animal vigilance has been at the forefront of research on animal behavior for many years, but no comprehensive review of this topic has existed. Students of animal behavior have focused on many aspects of animal vigilance, from models of its adaptive value to empirical research in the laboratory and in the field. The vast literature on vigilance is widely dispersed with often little contact between models and empirical work and between researchers focusing on different taxa such as birds and mammals. Animal Vigilance fills this gap in the available material. Tackles vigilance from all angles, theoretical and empirical, while including the broadest range of species to underscore unifying themes Discusses several newer developments in the area, such as vigilance copying and effect of food density Highlights recent challenges to assumptions of traditional models of vigilance, such as the assumption that vigilance is independent among group members, which is reviewed during discussion of synchronization and coordination of vigilance in a group Written by a top expert in animal vigilance


Animal Vigilance

Animal Vigilance
  • Author : Guy Beauchamp
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 29 June 2015
GET THIS BOOKAnimal Vigilance

Animal Vigilance builds on the author’s previous publication with Academic Press (Social Predation: How Group Living Benefits Predators and Prey) by developing several other themes including the development and mechanisms underlying vigilance, as well as developing more fully the evolution and function of vigilance. Animal vigilance has been at the forefront of research on animal behavior for many years, but no comprehensive review of this topic has existed. Students of animal behavior have focused on many aspects of animal






Readings in Animal Cognition

Readings in Animal Cognition
  • Author : Marc Bekoff,Dale Jamieson,Professor Director of Environmental Studies Dale Jamieson
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 04 March 1996
GET THIS BOOKReadings in Animal Cognition

This collection of 24 readings is the first comprehensive treatment of important topics by leading figures in the rapidly growing interdisciplinary field of animal cognition. Taken togther the essays provide the nucleus for an introductory course in animal cognition (cognitive ethology and comparative psychology), philosophy of biology, or philosophy of mind.Selections are grouped in five sections: Perspectives on Animal Cognition; Cognitive and Evolutionary Explanations; Recognition, Choice, Vigilance, and Play; Communication and Language; and Animal Minds. Seventeen essays are reprinted from




Issues in Animal Science and Research: 2011 Edition

Issues in Animal Science and Research: 2011 Edition
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : ScholarlyEditions
  • Release : 09 January 2012
GET THIS BOOKIssues in Animal Science and Research: 2011 Edition

Issues in Animal Science and Research / 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Animal Science and Research. The editors have built Issues in Animal Science and Research: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Animal Science and Research in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Animal Science



Social Predation

Social Predation
  • Author : Guy Beauchamp
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 07 December 2013
GET THIS BOOKSocial Predation

The classic literature on predation dealt almost exclusively with solitary predators and their prey. Going back to Lotka-Volterra and optimal foraging theory, the theory about predation, including predator-prey population dynamics, was developed for solitary species. Various consequences of sociality for predators have been considered only recently. Similarly, while it was long recognized that prey species can benefit from living in groups, research on the adaptive value of sociality for prey species mostly emerged in the 1970s. The main theme of