Animal communication: ideas derived from Tiribergen’s activities

  • John R. Krebs


When I was a new research student in the late 1960s, four things struck me about Niko Tinbergen. The first was the breadth of his approach. I personally benefited greatly from this because I wanted to study a problem in population ecology and I ended up in his Animal Behaviour Group. Niko quite rightly saw no real distinction between the study of behaviour and the study of ecology.


Animal Communication Courtship Display Conflict Behaviour Resource Holding Potential Fighting Ability 
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  • John R. Krebs
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  1. 1.Department of ZoologyUniversity of OxfordUK

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