By H. Martin Schaefer (auth.), Peter Kappeler (eds.)

The research of animal behaviour is without doubt one of the quickest growing to be sub-disciplines in biology. The ensuing variety of conceptual methods and methodological techniques makes it more and more tricky for execs and scholars to maintain abreast of significant new advancements. This edited quantity presents updated experiences that facilitate orientation in key parts of animal behaviour, together with verbal exchange, cognition, clash, cooperation, sexual choice and behavioural edition. The contributions deal with evolutionary and proximate points of behaviour and in addition conceal either invertebrates and vertebrates. vital thoughts are handled in separate glossaries and key examples highlighted in separate textual content packing containers. Richly illustrated with color figures, this quantity deals a good based evaluation of the entire major advancements in present animal behaviour learn. it's perfect for instructing upper-level classes, the place it is going to be crucial interpreting for complex scholars conversant in uncomplicated thoughts and ideas.

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These processes can influence selection upon colour patterns through various mechanisms. These include perceptual errors, shifts in preferences for stimuli that are caused by discrimination learning (peak-shift phenomena), attention limited by the rate of information processing, speed-accuracy trade-offs, and the retrieval and devaluation rate of memory properties (Dukas 2002, ten Cate and Rowe 2007, Chittka et al. 2009). The retrieval function of the memory is best studied in the context of foraging.

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Nature 343:66-67 Schaefer HM, Braun J (2009) Reliable cues and signals of fruit quality are contingent on the habitat in black elder (Sambucus nigra). Ecology 90:1564-1573 Schaefer HM, Ruxton GD (2009) Deception in plants: mimicry or perceptual exploitation? Trends Ecol Evol 24:676-685 Schaefer HM, Schaefer V (2006) The fruits of selectivity: how birds forage on Goupia glabra fruits of different ripeness. J Ornithol 147:638-643 Schaefer HM, Schmidt V (2004) Detectability and content as opposing signal characteristics in fruits.

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