Escaping from Predators
When a predator attacks, prey are faced with a series of 'if', 'when' and 'how' escape decisions – these critical questions are the foci of this book. Cooper and Blumstein bring together a balance of theory and empirical research to summarise over fifty years of scattered research and benchmark current thinking in the rapidly expanding literature on the behavioural ecology of escaping. The book consolidates current and new behaviour models with taxonomically divided empirical chapters that demonstrate the application of escape theory to different groups.
The chapters integrate behaviour with physiology, genetics and evolution to lead the reader through the complex decisions faced by prey during a predator attack, examining how these decisions interact with life history and individual variation. The chapter on best practice field methodology and the ideas for future research presented throughout, ensure this volume is practical as well as informative. The first book to present comprehensive findings from the rapidly developing field of escape behaviour, integrating scattered research into a single and accessible resource Features contributions from leading researchers and brings together theory and empirical research to present a comprehensive view of the latest knowledge in the field Integrates behaviour with physiology, genetics and evolution, leading the reader through the complex decisions faced by prey during a predator attack and examining how these decisions interact with life history and individual variation.
- ISBN: 9781107060548
- Editor(s): William E Cooper, Daniel T Blumstein
- Stock Code: 7060548
- Format: Hardback
- Illustrations: Black & white illustrations
- Pages: 460
- Published: 2015
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