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7. The wisdom of crowds

7. The wisdom of crowds  

Tristram D. Wyatt

in Animal Behaviour: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2017
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9780191780691
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10.1093/actrade/9780198712152.003.0007
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7. The wisdom of crowds Self-organization There is something mysterious about the way a flock of thousands of birds seems to manoeuvre as one, or the way a school of fish divides and reforms as it moves around a predator. Similarly the busy activity of ants leaving and returning to a nest catches our attention. While we can see the behaviour of individual animals as they move and interact, there is a level of organization and apparent coordination that is visible at the level of the flock, school, or nest. Recent work on collective animal behaviour shows that relatively simple
11. Humans and mammals: the past and the future

11. Humans and mammals: the past and the future  

T. S. Kemp

in Mammals: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2017
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9780191821172
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10.1093/actrade/9780198766940.003.0011
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11. Humans and mammals: the past and the future
10. Primates

10. Primates  

T. S. Kemp

in Mammals: A Very Short Introduction

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10. Primates
8. Applying behaviour

8. Applying behaviour  

Tristram D. Wyatt

in Animal Behaviour: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2017
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9780191780691
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10.1093/actrade/9780198712152.003.0008
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9780198712152
8. Applying behaviour In this together Our behaviour as humans has profound effects on the lives of other animals. This chapter explores some of the ways that we can use an understanding of animal behaviour to reduce our conflict with animals as we compete with them for food and space in the global environment. We can also attempt to make life better for our domesticated animals. Every way of studying animal behaviour—from neuroscience, development, learning, to behavioural ecology—can play a part.
2. The biology of mammals

2. The biology of mammals  

T. S. Kemp

in Mammals: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2017
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9780191821172
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10.1093/actrade/9780198766940.003.0002
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2. The biology of mammals
5. Carnivorous mammals

5. Carnivorous mammals  

T. S. Kemp

in Mammals: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2017
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5. Carnivorous mammals
7. Diggers and burrowers

7. Diggers and burrowers  

T. S. Kemp

in Mammals: A Very Short Introduction

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7. Diggers and burrowers
9. Flying mammals

9. Flying mammals  

T. S. Kemp

in Mammals: A Very Short Introduction

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9. Flying mammals
8. Aquatic mammals

8. Aquatic mammals  

T. S. Kemp

in Mammals: A Very Short Introduction

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8. Aquatic mammals
Mammals: A Very Short Introduction

Mammals: A Very Short Introduction  

T. S. Kemp

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