Animal Behavior,
Edition 3
By Michael D. Breed and Janice Moore

Publication Date: 01 Dec 2021

Animal Behavior, Third Edition covers animal behavior from its neurological underpinnings to the importance of behavior in conservation. The book's authors, Michael Breed and Janice Moore, bring almost 60 years of combined experience as university professors, much of that teaching animal behavior. Chapters cover this 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. 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.

Additionally, special terms and definitions are highlighted throughout, making this book an essential work for students and academic seeking a foundation in the field.

Key Features

  • Provides a rich resource on animal science and behavior for students and professors from a wide range of life science disciplines
  • Features updated and revised chapters, with new case studies and high-definition illustrations
  • Highlights new focuses on animal welfare issues and companion animal behavior
About the author
By Michael D. Breed, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA and Janice Moore, Biology Department, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA
Table of Contents
1. Of Cockroaches and Wolves: Framing Animal Behavior
2. Neurobiology and Endocrinology for Animal Behaviorists
3. Behavioral Genetics
4. Homeostasis and Time Budgets
5. Learning
6. Cognition
7. Communication
8. Movement
9. Foraging
10. Self-Defense
11. Mating Systems
12. Nesting, Parenting, and Territoriality
13. Social Behavior, Cooperation, and Kinship
14. Comparative Social Behavior
15. Conservation and Behavior
Book details
ISBN: 9780128195581
Page Count: 600
Retail Price : £72.95
Instructor Resources

Undergraduates in animal behavior; researchers and practitioners in animal behavior