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An introduction to behavioural ecology

  title={An introduction to behavioural ecology},
  author={John Richard Krebs and Nigel Davies},
Introduction Natural Selection, Ecology And Behaviour Testing Hypotheses In Behavioural Ecology Economic Decisions And The Individual Predator Versus Prey: Evolutionary Arms Races Competing For Resources Living In Groups Fighting And Assessment Sexual Conflict And Sexual Selection Parental Care And Mating Systems Alternative Breeding Strategies On Selfishness And Altruism Co-Operation And Helping In Birds, Mammals, And Fish Co-Operation And Altruism In The Social Insects The Design Of Signals… 
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