Biology pp 469-474 | Cite as


  • Julian Sutton
Part of the Macmillan Foundations book series


This unit should make sense even if you know little about other areas of Biology. Animal behaviour poses some difficult evolutionary problems, however. You should have a clear understanding of natural selection (Unit 2, especially Sections 2.4 and 2.5) before reading this unit.


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Further reading

  1. Krebs, J.R. and Davies, N.B. Behavioural Ecology: an Evolutionary Approach (3rd ed.) (Oxford: Blackwell Science, 1993). An excellent undergraduate textbook which focuses on the functions and evolution of behaviour.Google Scholar
  2. Ridley, M. Animal Behaviour (2nd ed.) (Oxford: Blackwell Science, 1995). A short, wide-ranging and accessible introduction: an excellent starting point.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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