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Animal innovation

Author: Simon Reader
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : English : ReprView all editions and formats
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Innovation is an important component of behavioural flexibility, vital to the survival of individuals in species with generalist or opportunistic lifestyles. This collection of articles by scientific  Read more...

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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Reader
ISBN: 9780198526223 0198526229
OCLC Number: 700434692
Description: x, 344 Seiten : Illustrationen, Diagramme
Contents: PART I - DEFINITIONS AND KEY QUESTIONS ; 1. Animal innovation: an introduction ; PART II - COMPARATIVE AND EVOLUTIONARY ANALYSES OF INNOVATION ; 2. Positive and negative correlates of feeding innovations in birds: evidence for limited modularity ; 3. Behavioural innovation: a neglected issue in the ecological and evolutionary literature? ; 4. Environmental variability and primate behavioural flexibility ; 5. Is innovation in bird song adaptive? ; 6. Social Learning: promoter or inhibitor of innovation? ; PART III - PATTERNS AND CAUSES OF ANIMAL INNOVATION ; 7. Experimental studies of innovation in the guppy ; 8. The role of neophobia and neophilia in the development of innovative behaviour of birds ; 9. Characteristics and propensities of marmosets and tamarins: Implications for studies of innovation ; PART IV - INNOVATION, INTELLIGENCE, AND COGNITION ; 10. Conditions of innovative behaviour in primates ; 11. Novelty in deceit ; 12. Innovation as a behavioural response to environmental challenges: a cost and benefit approach ; 13. Innovation and creativity in forest-living rehabilitant orangutans ; PART V - HUMAN INNOVATION ; 14. Human innovation: two Darwinian analyses ; PART VI - DISCUSSION ; 16. To innovate or not to innovate? That is the question
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I thoroughly recommend this book to anyone with an interest in primate behaviour. It describes a fascinating range of innovative behaviours seen in primate and non-primate species alike and is Read more...

 
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