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By Ian C. W. Hardy,Mark Briffa

ISBN-10: 0521887100

ISBN-13: 9780521887106

Contests are a big point of the lives of numerous animals, from sea anemones competing for house on a rocky shore to fallow deer stags contending for entry to ladies. Why do animals struggle? What determines whilst fights cease and which contestant wins? Addressing primary questions about contest behaviour, this quantity offers theoretical and empirical views throughout a number species. The old improvement of contest examine, the evolutionary conception of either dyadic and multiparty contests, and ways to experimental layout and information research are mentioned within the first chapters. this can be by way of studies of study in key animal taxa, from using aerial screens and review principles in butterflies and the developmental biology of guns in beetles, via to interstate war in people. the ultimate bankruptcy considers destiny instructions and functions of contest examine, making this a finished source for either graduate scholars and researchers within the field.

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