By Jörns Fickel, Alexandra Weyrich (auth.), Miho Inoue-Murayama Ph.D., Shoji Kawamura Ph.D., Alexander Weiss Ph.D. (eds.)
The organic and genetic bases of behavioral variety have lengthy been issues of research inside of many disciplines, together with evolutionary biology, genetics, ethology, sociobiology, and comparative psychology, yet merely fairly lately have makes an attempt been made to convey those various methods jointly. This quantity covers quite a lot of interdisciplinary examine which makes use of a few of the most recent and so much promising tools and applied sciences. offered this is an outline of findings within the ongoing look for the final word explanations of habit in different various species, together with primates, canines, rodents, birds, and fish. Divided into 5 components, the paintings describes examine on sexual and relatives choice, character and temperament, molecular genetics of character, colour imaginative and prescient and physique colour, and the neurological underpinnings of advanced behaviors. precious for researchers in addition to graduate scholars in quite a lot of fields from neuroscience to ecology, the e-book can also be invaluable to these trying to circulation past the bounds in their personal self-discipline and to extend their knowledge.