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.
Scientific journal is a periodical publication intended to further progress of science, usually by reporting novel research. There are thousands of scientific journals in publication, and many more have been published at various points in the past. Most journals are highly specialized, although some of the oldest journals publish articles and scientific papers across a wide range of scientific fields. Scientific journals contain articles that are peer reviewed, to ensure that articles meet the journal's standards of quality, and scientific validity.The publication of the results of research is an essential part of the scientific method. If they are describing experiments or calculations, they must supply enough details that an independent researcher could repeat the experiment or calculation to verify the results. Each such journal article becomes part of the permanent scientific record.
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