Animal Vigilance: Monitoring Predators and Competitors by Guy Beauchamp

By Guy Beauchamp

Animal Vigilance builds at the author’s earlier booklet with educational Press (Social Predation: How crew residing advantages Predators and Prey) by means of constructing a number of different subject matters together with the improvement and mechanisms underlying vigilance, in addition to constructing extra absolutely the evolution and serve as of vigilance.

Animal vigilance has been on the vanguard of study on animal habit for a few years, yet no complete evaluate of this subject has existed. scholars of animal habit have excited by many elements of animal vigilance, from versions of its adaptive price to empirical learn within the laboratory and within the box. The great literature on vigilance is broadly dispersed with frequently little touch among versions and empirical paintings and among researchers targeting varied taxa similar to birds and mammals. Animal Vigilance fills this hole within the on hand material.

  • Tackles vigilance from all angles, theoretical and empirical, whereas together with the broadest diversity of species to underscore unifying themes
  • Discusses numerous more recent advancements within the region, similar to vigilance copying and impact of foodstuff density
  • Highlights contemporary demanding situations to assumptions of conventional versions of vigilance, reminiscent of the belief that vigilance is self sustaining between workforce individuals, that's reviewed in the course of dialogue of synchronization and coordination of vigilance in a group
  • Written through a most sensible specialist in animal vigilance

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