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White-throated Sparrow Study Traces Social Behaviors To Specific Gene
2014-01-15 09:31:53

A unique study of the white-throated sparrow has identified a biological pathway connecting variation in the birds’ aggression and parenting behaviors in the wild to variation in their genome.

Charles Darwin Observations On Island Tameness In Species Confirmed
2014-01-11 05:39:37

Like Hawaiian vacationers, living on an island actually makes animals tamer, according to a study published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

Moonlight Can Be A Benefit For Some Prey Species
2013-10-22 17:12:37

According to a new study published online recently in the Journal of Animal Ecology, not all animal species are negatively affected by moonlight.

Altruism Or Manipulated Helping?
2013-08-19 09:32:30

Manipulation is often thought of as morally repugnant, but it might be responsible for the evolutionary origins of some helpful or altruistic behavior, according to a new study.

Meerkat Study Helps To Understand How Animals Cope With Novel Man-made Threats
2013-02-19 09:56:00

In their environment, wild animals are exposed to countless threats, be they predators, diseases or natural obstacles to get over, such as gorges or rivers.

2011-05-04 12:44:59

Using simple robots to simulate genetic evolution over hundreds of generations, Swiss scientists provide quantitative proof of kin selection and shed light on one of the most enduring puzzles in biology: Why do most social animals, including humans, go out of their way to help each other?

2011-03-25 11:56:09

In 1964 biologist William Hamilton introduced Inclusive Fitness Theory to predict and explain phenomena ranging from animal behavior to patterns of gene expression.

2010-08-26 12:44:07

Scientists at Harvard University have sketched a new map of the "evolutionary labyrinth" species must traverse to reach eusociality, the rare but spectacularly successful social structure where individuals cooperate to raise offspring.

2009-07-30 10:45:19

To understand how climate change may affect species survival, we need to understand how climate influences their time-keeping.

2009-07-23 09:32:15

In the animal kingdom, everything is not as it seems. Individuals of the same species can look very different from each other - what biologists term 'polymorphism.'


Latest Behavioral ecology Reference Libraries

Adaptive Behavior
2012-05-03 12:14:04

Adaptive Behavior is a peer-reviewed academic journal published bimonthly by Sage Publications. It was established in 1992 and is the official journal of the International Society of Adaptive Behavior. As of May 2012, the current editor-in-chief is Ezequiel di Paolo. This is the premier international journal for research on adaptive behavior in animals and autonomous artificial systems. For over ten years it has offered ethologists, psychologists, behavioral ecologists, computer...

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