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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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Feb 2017
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10.1093/actrade/9780198712152.003.0008
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Our behaviour as humans has profound effects on the lives of other animals. ‘Applying behaviour’ explores some of the ways that we can use an understanding of animal behaviour to reduce our ... More
1. How animals behave (and why)

1. How animals behave (and why)  

Tristram D. Wyatt

in Animal Behaviour: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2017
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Feb 2017
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9780191780691
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10.1093/actrade/9780198712152.003.0001
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Behaviour is a key way in which animals interact with their world: how animals find and choose mates, look after their young, find food, avoid becoming food for predators, and build nests ... More
3. How behaviour develops

3. How behaviour develops  

Tristram D. Wyatt

in Animal Behaviour: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2017
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10.1093/actrade/9780198712152.003.0003
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Behaviours evolve by natural selection. As genes influence how behaviours develop, selection on behaviour will alter gene frequencies in subsequent generations: genes that lead to ... More
4. Learning and animal culture

4. Learning and animal culture  

Tristram D. Wyatt

in Animal Behaviour: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2017
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Feb 2017
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10.1093/actrade/9780198712152.003.0004
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Learning is an animal’s capacity to change behaviour, as the result of individual experience, so that it is better adapted to the animal’s physical and social environments. Learning helps ... More
2. Sensing and responding

2. Sensing and responding  

Tristram D. Wyatt

in Animal Behaviour: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2017
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10.1093/actrade/9780198712152.003.0002
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How an animal behaves is coordinated by nerves and hormones in different, complementary ways. Stimuli, such as the sound of a predator, cause fast behavioural responses coordinated by nerve ... More
5. Signals for survival

5. Signals for survival  

Tristram D. Wyatt

in Animal Behaviour: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2017
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Feb 2017
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9780191780691
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10.1093/actrade/9780198712152.003.0005
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9780198712152
Animals communicate in numerous ways. Usually, when animals communicate, the receiver of the communication responds by changing its behaviour. Communication can use any one or more of the ... More
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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Feb 2017
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10.1093/actrade/9780198712152.003.0007
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Recent work on collective animal behaviour shows that relatively simple behaviours by each animal acting individually can together produce complex, emergent behaviours larger than the ... More
6. Winning strategies

6. Winning strategies  

Tristram D. Wyatt

in Animal Behaviour: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2017
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Feb 2017
eISBN: 
9780191780691
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198712152.003.0006
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9780198712152
The field of behavioural ecology, developed in the 1960s and 1970s, offered new ideas and provided powerful ways of exploring how behaviour evolves. Behavioural ecology examines how the ... More

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