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Klopfer, Peter H.

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Works: 73 works in 224 publications in 3 languages and 7,700 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works 
Roles: Compiler, Editor
Classifications: QL751, 591.51
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Most widely held works by Peter H Klopfer
Behavioral aspects of ecology by Peter H Klopfer ( Book )
27 editions published between 1962 and 1973 in English and held by 1,570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Zoology has not been renowned for a paucity of methods or viewpoints. Some workers have approached ecological problems from a theoretical, mathematical standpoint; others have been decidedly pragmatic and empirical. A few have even proven able to reconcile these often divergent approaches within the scope of some particularly masterful study. Yet, for all the diversity in the approaches to the major problems of ecology, there has been a striking neglect of psychological factors that control or regulate the behavior of animals. This bald assertion is not intended to minimize the frequency, importance, or value of specific behavioral studies which seek to explain habitat selection, food preferences, or the like. What is lacking is a more general account of the relation between the principles and facts studied by psychologists and those of interest to ecologists. In this short book, we hope to summarize what we consider to be the major problems of ecology and to suggest how the application of psychological viewpoints can contribute to our understanding of them. Our approach is frankly speculative, for the present need seems to be for a suggestion of the nature of the rapprochement of ecology and psychology rather than for an exhaustive review of the areas of overlap. What, then, are the ecologist's fundamental problems? These have traditionally dealt with the manner in which a finite amount of space and energy is distributed among species, as well as with a temporal dimension of this distribution. We may restate these problems colloquially: 1. Why don't predators overeat their prey? 2. How are space and food shared? 3. Why are there so many species? 4. How do species remain distinct? These seemingly simple queries, as a moment's reflection will show, require a consideration of competition, trophic levels and energy exchange, community stability, niche diversification, speciation, and those related topics which comprise the entire field of ecology. By casting our questions in this particular form, the strictly behavioral problems in ecology can be best outlined"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
An introduction to animal behavior; ethology's first century by Peter H Klopfer ( Book )
15 editions published between 1967 and 1974 in English and held by 1,309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Habitats and territories; a study of the use of space by animals by Peter H Klopfer ( Book )
7 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An introduction to fundamental ecological concepts concerning the use of space by animals. Sections cover heterogeneity of the habitat, species and their number, the selection of habitats, territoriality and adaptation
Perspectives in ethology ( )
in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Parental care in mammals by David J Gubernick ( Book )
6 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Control and development of behavior; an historical sample from the pens of ethologists by Peter H Klopfer ( Book )
8 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Function and evolution of behavior; an historical sample from the pens of ethologists by Peter H Klopfer ( Book )
8 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Behavioral ecology by Peter H Klopfer ( Book )
5 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A concise survey of animal behavior by Erika K Honoré ( Book )
7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On behavior: instinct is a Cheshire cat by Peter H Klopfer ( Book )
2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses several theories concerning instinctual animal behavior, how it is influenced by external factors, and how it compares to human behavior
Habitats et territoires des animaux : étude de l'utilisation de l'espace par les animaux by Peter H Klopfer ( Book )
6 editions published in 1972 in French and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Perspectives in ethology ( Book )
6 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mechanisms by P. P. G Bateson ( Book )
6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alternatives ( Book )
5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Human understanding and animal awareness ( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Advantages of diversity ( Book )
3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Whither ethology? ( Book )
3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Perspectives in ethology by P. P. G Bateson ( Book )
16 editions published between 1973 and 1993 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ontogeny ( Book )
2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oekologie und Verhalten; psychologische und ethologische Aspekte der Oekologie by Peter H Klopfer ( Book )
3 editions published in 1968 in German and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Klama, John

Klopfer, Peter Hubert.
クロッパー, P. H.
Languages
English (137)
French (6)
German (3)
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