Comprised of fifteen chapters, the book addresses the physiological foundations of behavior in a way that is both accessible and inviting with each chapter beginning with learning objectives and ending with thought provoking questions. An entire chapter is devoted to the vibrant new field of behavior and conservation, including topics such as social behavior and the relationship between parasites, pathogens, and behavior. Thoughtful coverage has also been given to foraging behavior, mating and parenting behavior, anti-predator behavior, and learning.
- Provides updated and revised chapters, with at least 50% new case studies and the addition of contemporary in-text examples
- Features expanded and updated coverage of animal welfare topics
- Includes behavior and homeostatic mechanisms, behavior and conservation, and behavioral aspects of disease