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By Ian C. W. Hardy,Mark Briffa

ISBN-10: 0521887100

ISBN-13: 9780521887106

Contests are a tremendous element of the lives of numerous animals, from sea anemones competing for area on a rocky shore to fallow deer stags contending for entry to adult females. Why do animals struggle? What determines while fights cease and which contestant wins? Addressing basic questions about contest behaviour, this quantity offers theoretical and empirical views throughout a variety of species. The old improvement of contest study, the evolutionary thought of either dyadic and multiparty contests, and ways to experimental layout and knowledge research are mentioned within the first chapters. this is often by way of reports of analysis in key animal taxa, from using aerial screens and review ideas in butterflies and the developmental biology of guns in beetles, via to interstate struggle in people. the ultimate bankruptcy considers destiny instructions and purposes of contest learn, making this a accomplished source for either graduate scholars and researchers within the field.

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