Behavioral ecology is the study of adaptations of animal and human behavior from a multidisciplinary perspective combining experimental analysis of behaviour with theoretical modelling, and the selective pressures that yield them, in different ecological environments. It studies the causes and consequences of animal behavior with a focus on social contexts. It majorly includes the use of ecological and evolutionary processes to explain the occurrence and adaptive significance of behavior patterns; the use of behavioral processes to predict ecological patterns, and empirical, comparative analyses relating behavior to the environment in which it occurs. The value of a social behavior depends in part on the social behavior of an animal's neighbors. Some adaptations are behavioural and sometimes behaviour drives the evolution of new adaptations by creating new selective environments.
Journal Article is sometimes called a Scientific Article, a Peer-Reviewed Article, or a Scholarly Research Article. Together, journal articles in a particular field are often referred to as The Literature.
Journal articles are most often Primary Research Articles. However, they can also be Review Articles. These types of articles have different aims and requirements. Sometimes, an article describes a new tool or method.
Because articles in scientific journals are specific, meticulously cited and peer-reviewed, journal databases are the best place to look for information on previous research on your species. Without a background in the field, journal articles may be hard to understand - however, you do not need to understand an entire article to be able to get valuable information from it.
Last date updated on June, 2014