Animal Studies & Veterinary Sciences

Animal Behavior
An Evolutionary Approach

Editor: Victor S. Lamoureux, PhD

Animal Behavior

2011. Available now.
Pub Date: April 2011
Hardback Price: $169.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781926692784
Pages: 320pp w/ index
Binding Type: hardcover

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.



Animal behavior—or ethology—is the systemic study of the behavior of animals. The field is highly integrative and draws on the fields of evolution, ecology, psychology, molecular biology, development, neurobiology, endocrinology, and more.

This book looks at a range of topics covering a variety of animals, including how macaques teach their offspring, how rats transmit avoidance behavior, how supplementary feeding of treefrogs affects their breeding behavior, and more. Researchers studied a variety of animals, including macaque, mice, rats, fire ants, treefrogs, magpies, chicks, boobies, honey bees, caterpillars, elephants, and lions. Studies in animal behavior can have far-reaching implications for animals and humans alike, such as how humans can improve conservation efforts, how to better protect animals—both in the wild and in captivity (zoos), and what can be learned about humans from animals, such as how the human brain and behaviors might work.

CONTENTS:
• Free-Ranging Macaque Mothers Exaggerate Tool-Using Behavior when Observed by Offspring
• Mouse Cognition-Related Behavior in the Open-Field: Emergence of Places of Attraction
• Altered Behavior and Digestive Outcomes in Adult Male Rats Primed with Minimal Colon Pain as Neonates
• Social Transmission of Avoidance Behavior under Situational Change in Learned and Unlearned Rats
• Molecular Variation at a Candidate Gene Implicated in the Regulation of Fire Ant Social Behavior
• Ultrasonic Communication in Rats: Can Playback of 50-kHz Calls Induce Approach Behavior?
• Supplementary Feeding Affects the Breeding Behavior of Male European Treefrogs (Hyla arborea)
• Mirror-Induced Behavior in the Magpie (Pica pica): Evidnce of Self-Recognition
• Precocious Locomotor Behavior Begins in the Egg: Development of Leg Muscle Patterns for Stepping in the Chick
• Perinatal Androgens and Adult Behavior Vary with Nestling Social System in Siblicidal Boobies
• Transcriptomic Profiling of Central Nervous System Regions in Three Species of Honey Bee during Dance Communication Behavior
• Plant Volatiles, Rather than Light, Determine the Nocturnal Behavior of a Caterpillar
• Risk and Ethical Concerns of Hunting Male Elephant: Behavioral and Physiological Assays of the Remaining Elephants
• Home Range Utilisation and Territorial Behavior of Lions (Panthera leo) on Karongwe Game Reserve, South Africa
• Introduced Mammalian Predators Induce Behavioral Changes in Parental Care in an Endemic New Zealand Bird
• Index


About the Authors / Editors:
Editor: Victor S. Lamoureux, PhD
Adjunct Professor of Biology, Broome Community College, State University of New York, Binghamton, New York, USA

Professor Victor S. Lamoureux received his master’s degree in teaching biology and his PhD in biology from Binghamton University, the State University of New York, Binghamton, New York, USA. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Biology at Broome Community College in Binghamton, New York, USA. His research studies involve the ecology and overwintering behavior of the green frog, Rana clamitans.




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