Download PDF by Ian C. W. Hardy,Mark Briffa: Animal Contests

By Ian C. W. Hardy,Mark Briffa

ISBN-10: 0521887100

ISBN-13: 9780521887106

Contests are a big point of the lives of numerous animals, from sea anemones competing for house on a rocky shore to fallow deer stags contending for entry to women. Why do animals struggle? What determines whilst fights cease and which contestant wins? Addressing basic questions about contest behaviour, this quantity provides theoretical and empirical views throughout various species. The historic improvement of contest examine, the evolutionary conception of either dyadic and multiparty contests, and techniques to experimental layout and information research are mentioned within the first chapters. this can be via stories of analysis in key animal taxa, from using aerial monitors and evaluate principles in butterflies and the developmental biology of guns in beetles, via to interstate conflict in people. the ultimate bankruptcy considers destiny instructions and purposes of contest study, making this a entire source for either graduate scholars and researchers within the field.

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