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Animal Behavior Abstracts

Under the editorial guidance of one of the world's leading ethologists, Animal Behavior Abstracts is an indispensable resource for scientists in behavioral and related studies. Significant papers relevant to animal behavior, with subjects ranging from neurophysiology to behavioral ecology, from genetics to applied ethology, are covered. Animal Behavior Abstracts surveys all of the important journals dealing with the biology of particular taxonomic groups. And researchers will find both field and laboratory inquiries summarized. Editorial Advisor P.P.G. Bateson is a past president of the Association for the Study of Animal Behavior as well as a Fellow of the Royal Society. Currently Professor of Ethology at the University of Cambridge, Dr. Bateson co-edited the first eight volumes of Perspectives in Ethology (Plenum Press). His editorial guidance ensures the continued importance of this journal to the field of animal behavior.

Subject Coverage
    Major areas of coverage include:
    • Aggression
    • Anatomical correlates
    • Avoidance learning
    • Behavioral ecology
    • Biological correlates
    • Brain lesions
    • Brain stimulation (electrical and chemical)
    • Communication
    • Discrimination
    • Learning
    • Dominance
    • Ev olution and survival value
    • External stimulation
    • Foraging and ingestion
    • Genetics of behavior
    • Locomotion
    • Memory
    • Methodology
    • Motivation
    • Navigation
    • Neurophysiological correlates
    • Ontogeny
    • Parental-filial behavior
    • Rhythms
    • Selected drug studies
    • Sexual and reproductive behavior
    • Sleep
    • Theoretical models and overviews
Dates of Coverage
    1982 - current
Update Frequency
    Monthly, with approxiamtely 510 new records added
    Over 0 records as of May 2013
Print Equivalent
    Animal Behavior Abstracts (Quarterly, plus annual index)
    789 E. Eisenhower Parkway
    P.O. Box 1346
    Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1346
    Tel: +1-734-761-4700
Sample Record
    TI: Title
    Population genetics meets behavioral ecology
    AU: Author
    Sugg, DW; Chesser, RK; Dobson, FS; Hoogland, JL
    AF: Author Affiliation
    Div. Wildl. Ecol. and Toxicol., Univ. Georgia's Savannah River Ecol. Lab., Aiken, SC 29802, USA
    SO: Source
    TRENDS ECOL. EVOL., vol. 11, no. 8, pp. 338-342, 1996
    IS: ISSN
    AB: Abstract
    Populations are often composed of more than just randomly mating subpopulations - many organisms form social groups with distinct patterns of mating and dispersal. Such patterns have received much attention in behavioral ecology, yet theories of population genetics rarely take social structures into account. Consequently, population geneticists often report high levels of apparent inbreeding and concomitantly low effective sizes, even for species that avoid mating between close kin. Recently, a view of gene dynamics has been introduced that takes dispersal and social structure into account. Accounting for social structure in population genetics leads to a different perspective on how genetic variation is partitioned and the rate at which genic diversity is lost in natural populations - a view that is more consistent with observed behaviors for the minimization of inbreeding.
    LA: Language
    SL: Summary Language
    PY: Publication Year
    PT: Publication Type
    Journal Article; Review
    DE: Descriptors
    population genetics; social behavior; behavioral genetics; dispersal; reviews
    CL: Classification
    D 04615 Ecology studies - general; Y 25521 General; G 07280 Behavioral genetics
    SF: Subfile
    Ecology Abstracts; Animal Behavior Abstracts; Genetics Abstracts
    AN: Accession Number
Field Codes
    The following field codes are found in the records of this database. Here they are listed in alphabetical order by two-letter code. See Field Codes and Search Examples for detailed descriptions and search examples.

    AB = Abstract IS = ISSN
    AF = Author Affiliation LA = language
    AN = Accession Number NT = Notes
    AU = Authors NU = Other Numbers
    CA = Corporate Author OT = Original Title
    CF = Conference PB = Publisher
    CL = Classification Code PT = Publication Type
    DE = Descriptors PY = Publication Year
    ED = Editor SF = Subfile Name
    EM = Entry Month SL = Summary Language
    ER = Environmental Regime SO = Source
    IB = ISBN TI = Title
    ID = Identifiers TR = ASFA Input Center Number