The Evolutionary Ecology of Information Processing and Decision Making
Individual chapters consider such issues as the evolution of learning and its influence on behavior; the effects of cognitive mechanisms on the evolution of signaling behavior; how neurobiological and evolutionary processes have shaped navigational activities; functional and mechanical explanations for altered behaviors in response to changing environments; how foragers make decisions and how these decisions are influenced by the risks of predation; and how cognitive mechanisms affect partner choice.
Cognitive Ecology will encourage biologists to consider how animal cognition affects behavior, and will also interest comparative psychologists and cognitive scientists.
2. Neural representation and the evolution of signal form
Magnus Enquist and Anthony Arak
3. Constraints on information processing and their effects on behavior
4. Evolutionary ecology of learning
5. The cognitive ecology of song communication and song learning in the song sparrow
Michael D. Beecher, S. Elizabeth Campbell & J. Cully Nordby
6. Cognitive ecology of navigation
7. The ecology and neurobiology of spatial memory
David .F. Sherry
8. Risk-sensitive foraging: decision-making in variable environments.
Melissa Bateson and Alex Kacelnik
9. Behavioral decisions about foraging and predator avoidance
Ronald C. Ydenberg
10. Evolutionary ecology of partner choice
Lee A. Dugatkin & Andrew Sih
11. Cognitive ecology: prospects