Animal Contests - Hardy, Ian C. W. (Editor), and Briffa, Mark (Editor)
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Contests are an important aspect of the lives of diverse animals, from sea anemones competing for space on a rocky shore to fallow deer stags contending for access to females. Why do animals fight? What determines when fights stop and which contestant wins? Addressing fundamental questions on contest behaviour, this volume presents theoretical and empirical perspectives across a range of species. The historical development of contest research, the evolutionary theory of both dyadic and multiparty contests, and approaches to ...

Animal Contests 2013, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521887106