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Ecology, Evolution, and Animal Behavior

Ecology, Evolution, and Animal Behavior 


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This chapter covers materials for the allied fields of ecology, evolution, and animal behavior. Ecology is "the study of the interrelationships between organisms and their natural environment, both living and nonliving." Conservation biology and environmentalism are closely related, but not extensively covered in this chapter. Evolution is "the gradual process by which the present diversity of plant and animal life arose from the earliest and most primitive organisms." See also Genetics, for related materials. Animal behavior, "the activities that constitute an animal's response to its external environment", here encompasses all biological subdisciplines including ethology, sociobiology and behavioral ecology. Human behavior and comparative psychology are largely excluded from consideration, and neurobiology is covered in the Anatomy and Physiology.

 

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Guides to Internet Resources

The Web has a nearly infinite number of pages dealing with ecology, evolution, and animal behavior, but most of the information on the Web is not research level material. Most ecology pages are actually about the environment, for instance, and most of the evolution pages deal with the creation/evolution controversy. Pet behavior is well covered, but not boring old insects. However, a growing trend is to put data on long-range ecological studies on the Web, and other major resources are also available.

 


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