Cover: Behavioral Mechanisms in Ecology, from Harvard University PressCover: Behavioral Mechanisms in Ecology in PAPERBACK

Behavioral Mechanisms in Ecology

Add to Cart

Product Details


$38.00 • £30.95 • €34.00

ISBN 9780674064614

Publication Date: 04/15/1982


392 pages

104 illustrations


  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Variability in Foraging Patterns
  • 3. Food Selection
  • 4. Habitat Selection
  • 5. Avoiding Predation
  • 6. Behavioral Thermoregulation and Maintenance
  • 7. Reproduction
  • 8. Competition, Especially for Mates
  • 9. Territoriality
  • 10. Spacing Patterns: Dominance Hierarchies
  • 11. Competition Between Species
  • 12. Social Groups
  • 13. Future Directions
  • References
  • Index

Recent News

From Our Blog

Photo of Lucia Jacobs as a child sitting next to Oaky

How to Plant a Forest

For this week’s University Press Week Blog Tour, Lucia Jacobs offers us a glimpse of environmental stewardship as seen through the activities of the ubiquitous squirrel, a species native to the Americas, Africa, and Eurasia from the Eocene Epoch onward. Lucia Jacobs is Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at the

‘manifold glories of classical Greek and Latin’

The digital Loeb Classical Library ( extends the founding mission of James Loeb with an interconnected, fully searchable, perpetually growing virtual library of all that is important in Greek and Latin literature.