Animal Behavior: An Evolutionary Approach
Behavioral ecology , also spelled behavioural ecology , is the study of the evolutionary basis for animal behavior due to ecological pressures. Behavioral ecology emerged from ethology after Niko Tinbergen outlined four questions to address when studying animal behaviors that are the proximate causes , ontogeny , survival value , and phylogeny of behavior. If an organism has a trait that provides a selective advantage i. Adaptive significance refers to the expression of a trait that affects fitness, measured by an individual's reproductive success. Adaptive traits are those that produce more copies of the individual's genes in future generations. Maladaptive traits are those that leave fewer.
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Miles Engell, Animal Behavior, Ninth edition. John Alcock. I still have the book on my shelf. The writing is easy to read and understand, it is packed with detailed examples, figures, and illustrations all complete with full bibliographic information , and it presents a well-balanced view of proximate and ultimate causes of behavior, both of vertebrates and invertebrates. In addition, for the professor of the course, the ancillaries are useful and diverse—and new with the latest edition there is a DVD of video clips of behaviors, correlated with each chapter.