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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- 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