Animal Vigilance

Animal Vigilance builds on the author’s previous publication with Academic Press (Social Predation: How Group Living Benefits Predators and Prey) by developing several other themes including the development and mechanisms underlying vigilance, as well as developing more fully the evolution and function of vigilance. Animal vigilance has been at the forefront of research on animal behavior for many years, but no comprehensive review of this topic has existed. Students of animal behavior have focused on many aspects of animal vigilance, from models of its adaptive value to empirical research in the laboratory and in the field. The vast literature on vigilance is widely dispersed with often little contact between models and empirical work and between researchers focusing on different taxa such as birds and mammals. Animal Vigilance fills this gap in the available material. Tackles vigilance from all angles, theoretical and empirical, while including the broadest range of species to underscore unifying themes Discusses several newer developments in the area, such as vigilance copying and effect of food density Highlights recent challenges to assumptions of traditional models of vigilance, such as the assumption that vigilance is independent among group members, which is reviewed during discussion of synchronization and coordination of vigilance in a group Written by a top expert in animal vigilance

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  • Author : Guy Beauchamp
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 272 pages
  • ISBN : 0128019948
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Animal Vigilance

Animal Vigilance
  • Author : Guy Beauchamp
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 29 June 2015
GET THIS BOOKAnimal Vigilance

Animal Vigilance builds on the author’s previous publication with Academic Press (Social Predation: How Group Living Benefits Predators and Prey) by developing several other themes including the development and mechanisms underlying vigilance, as well as developing more fully the evolution and function of vigilance. Animal vigilance has been at the forefront of research on animal behavior for many years, but no comprehensive review of this topic has existed. Students of animal behavior have focused on many aspects of animal

MICAI 2007: Advances in Artificial Intelligence

MICAI 2007: Advances in Artificial Intelligence
  • Author : Alexander Gelbukh,Àngel Fernando Kuri Morales
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 24 October 2007
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th Mexican International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, MICAI 2007, held in Aguascalientes, Mexico, in November 2007. The 116 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions for inclusion in the book. The papers are organized in sections on topics that include computational intelligence, neural networks, knowledge representation and reasoning, agents and multiagent systems.

Field and Laboratory Exercises in Animal Behavior

Field and Laboratory Exercises in Animal Behavior
  • Author : Chadwick V. Tillberg,Michael D. Breed,Sarah J. Hinners
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 04 September 2007
GET THIS BOOKField and Laboratory Exercises in Animal Behavior

Field and Laboratory Exercises in Animal Behavior is an interactive laboratory manual for students in animal behavior, ethology, and behavioral ecology. It is the first of its kind in this subject area that guides students through the diverse and fascinating fields of behavioral and ethological studies, employing a wide array of organisms as model systems for the study of behavior. Students participate in the development of hypothesis and turn the recording, analysis, and interpretation of data into an active and

Animal Communication Networks

Animal Communication Networks
  • Author : P. K. McGregor
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 31 March 2005
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Most animal communication has evolved and now takes place in the context of a communication network, i.e. several signallers and receivers within communication range of each other. This idea follows naturally from the observation that many signals travel further than the average spacing between animals. This is self evidently true for long-range signals, but at a high density the same is true for short-range signals (e.g. begging calls of nestling birds). This book provides a current summary of

Social Predation

Social Predation
  • Author : Guy Beauchamp
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 07 December 2013
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The classic literature on predation dealt almost exclusively with solitary predators and their prey. Going back to Lotka-Volterra and optimal foraging theory, the theory about predation, including predator-prey population dynamics, was developed for solitary species. Various consequences of sociality for predators have been considered only recently. Similarly, while it was long recognized that prey species can benefit from living in groups, research on the adaptive value of sociality for prey species mostly emerged in the 1970s. The main theme of