Animal Contests by Ian C. W. Hardy,Mark Briffa

By Ian C. W. Hardy,Mark Briffa

Contests are a huge element of the lives of various animals, from sea anemones competing for area on a rocky shore to fallow deer stags contending for entry to ladies. Why do animals struggle? What determines while fights cease and which contestant wins? Addressing primary questions about contest behaviour, this quantity offers theoretical and empirical views throughout a variety of species. The ancient improvement of contest examine, the evolutionary idea of either dyadic and multiparty contests, and techniques to experimental layout and knowledge research are mentioned within the first chapters. this is often via studies of analysis in key animal taxa, from using aerial monitors and overview ideas in butterflies and the developmental biology of guns in beetles, via to interstate battle in people. the ultimate bankruptcy considers destiny instructions and functions of contest study, making this a entire source for either graduate scholars and researchers within the field.

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