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By Ian C. W. Hardy,Mark Briffa

ISBN-10: 0521887100

ISBN-13: 9780521887106

Contests are an enormous element of the lives of numerous animals, from sea anemones competing for house on a rocky shore to fallow deer stags contending for entry to women. Why do animals struggle? What determines whilst fights cease and which contestant wins? Addressing basic questions about contest behaviour, this quantity offers theoretical and empirical views throughout more than a few species. The historic improvement of contest learn, the evolutionary thought of either dyadic and multiparty contests, and methods to experimental layout and knowledge research are mentioned within the first chapters. this can be via studies of study in key animal taxa, from using aerial screens and evaluation ideas in butterflies and the developmental biology of guns in beetles, via to interstate battle in people. the ultimate bankruptcy considers destiny instructions and functions of contest study, making this a accomplished source for either graduate scholars and researchers within the field.

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