Animal Behavior

Animal Behavior

A guide to the hows and whys of animals interacting with each other and with the world around them.

A Free Online Textbook

Notes to Contributors
Textbook cover

This textbook explores the mechanisms and evolution of animal behavior, including neural, hormonal, and genetic substrates of behavior; foraging; anti-predator defenses; mating systems and sexual selection; social behavior; communication; parental care; kin selection and recognition; and territoriality. Associated laboratory exercises will provide hands-on experience for many of these concepts.