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By Frank Hippel (ed.)

ISBN-10: 9004170294

ISBN-13: 9789004170292

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This booklet lines vital clinical advances in ethology, evolutionary biology, ecology, ecotoxicology and developmental genetics made attainable throughout the stickleback version through a range of key papers released within the first 60 years of 'Behaviour' in addition to observation and retrospective essays.

In a flurry of post-war productiveness, Niko Tinbergen re-established his lab in Leiden, wrote landmark papers and his recognized e-book 'The examine of Instinct', and based the magazine 'Behaviour' to serve the burgeoning box of ethology. Tinbergen and his senior assistant, Jan van Iersel, released their vintage paper, "Displacement reactions within the three-spined stickleback," within the first factor of his new magazine in 1948. Stickleback at the moment are a strong version within the fields of behavioural ecology, evolutionary biology, developmental genetics, and ecotoxicology - a unprecedented improvement for a small fish that begun its modeling profession between an enthusiastic center of Tinbergen scholars within the Nineteen Thirties. From a chain of smart experiments with painted version fish to using the sequenced genome to research the genetic foundation of courtship, stickleback technological know-how stepped forward in leaps and limits, usually through seminal stories released within the pages of 'Behaviour'.

'Tinbergen’s Legacy in Behaviour' strains sixty years within the improvement of technology utilizing stickleback as a version, with 34 unique articles masking subject matters starting from homosexuality and cannibalism to genetics and speciation. Desmond Morris, Theo Bakker, Robert Wootton, Michael Bell, Tom Reimchen, Boyd Kynard, Harman Peeke, and Iain Barber supply clean retrospectives on their republished works. observation by means of Frank von Hippel accompanies the articles and explains the jobs they performed within the frontiers of technology as researchers falsified or extended upon one another’s principles.

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For particulars we refer to K o r t l a n d t ( 1940 ) and to T i n b e r g e n ( 1940 ). During the spring of 1946 we made some more observations on displace­ ment reactions in the three-spined stickleback, on which we shall now report. We have decided to publish them because we are able to supplement and to correct former statements made by the senior author and because we are able to substantiate some of his tentative general conclusions put forward in 1940 . Obstruction of t he f i g h t i n g urge When a male stickleback in his territory meets another male, he chases it.

The form of the displacement reaction is characteristic of each species. F'or instance, every male starling preens when its fighting drive is ob­ structed ; a cock or a male skylark always makes pecking movements under the same conditions; a pigeon always preens when the mating urge is frustrated, and so on. This is based on the fact that the displacement reac­ tions are innate. A species may have a number of different displacement ïeactions, each belonging to a special situation. 2. In some cases, displacement reactions have a secondary function, serving as a social signal for releasing special responses in other individuals of the same species.

The descent of man, and selection in relation to sex. — Murray, London. Evers, M. (1878). Zur Charakteristik des Stichlings (Gasterosteus aculeatus). — Jahresber. Natunv. Ver. Elberfeld 5: 26-46. A. (1996). Sexual selection and parental care in the threespine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus). — PhD thesis, University of California, Berkeley. A. (1999). Black male bellies and red female throats: color changes with breeding status in a threespine stickleback. — Environ. Biol. Fishes 55: 237-244.

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