Bringing together significant work on all aspects of the subject, Behavioral Ecology is broad-based and covers both empirical and theoretical approaches. Studies on the whole range of behaving organisms, including plants, invertebrates, vertebrates, and humans, are included.
Romeo and Juliet roles for banded mongooses
Banded mongooses take extraordinary risks to ensure that they find the right mate.
Differences in personality influence survival in field crickets
An individual's behaviour in risky situations is a distinct personality trait both in humans and animals that can have an immediate impact on longevity. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen ...
Monkeys fear big cats less, eat more, with humans around
Few friends for shy kangaroos
Kangaroo social networks could provide insight into the evolution of human personality differences.
Male hummingbirds use beaks when fighting to stab at their opponents' throats
Tiny, swift, and iridescent, hummingbirds dart around flowers and feeders, sipping nectar with their seemingly delicate beaks.
Researchers find fish 'yells' to be heard over human made noise
Built-in billboards: Male bluefin killifish signal different things with different fins
They help fish swim, but fins also advertise a fish's social standing and health. In a new study, researchers report that for the male bluefin killifish (Lucania goodei), each colorful fin presents its own messages to other ...
Researchers find mother beetles eat young that beg too much
Egg colours make cuckoos masters of disguise
Cuckoos are notorious cheats. Instead of building a nest, incubating their eggs and raising their chicks, they lay their eggs in the nests of other birds and leave the task of raising their offspring to the unsuspecting host.
The flight of the frisky tui
New Zealand's endemic tui (Prosthemadera novaseelandiae) have a tendency to 'jump the fence' when looking to breed, a study by Massey University researcher Dr Sarah Wells shows.