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Klopfer, Peter H.

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Works: 67 works in 344 publications in 5 languages and 8,080 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler
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Most widely held works by Peter H Klopfer
Behavioral aspects of ecology by Peter H Klopfer( Book )

48 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Zoology has not been renowned for a paucity of methods or viewpoints. Some workers have approached ecological problems from a theoretical, mathematical standpoint; others have been decidedly pragmatic and empirical. A few have even proven able to reconcile these often divergent approaches within the scope of some particularly masterful study. Yet, for all the diversity in the approaches to the major problems of ecology, there has been a striking neglect of psychological factors that control or regulate the behavior of animals. This bald assertion is not intended to minimize the frequency, importance, or value of specific behavioral studies which seek to explain habitat selection, food preferences, or the like. What is lacking is a more general account of the relation between the principles and facts studied by psychologists and those of interest to ecologists. In this short book, we hope to summarize what we consider to be the major problems of ecology and to suggest how the application of psychological viewpoints can contribute to our understanding of them. Our approach is frankly speculative, for the present need seems to be for a suggestion of the nature of the rapprochement of ecology and psychology rather than for an exhaustive review of the areas of overlap. What, then, are the ecologist's fundamental problems? These have traditionally dealt with the manner in which a finite amount of space and energy is distributed among species, as well as with a temporal dimension of this distribution. We may restate these problems colloquially: 1. Why don't predators overeat their prey? 2. How are space and food shared? 3. Why are there so many species? 4. How do species remain distinct? These seemingly simple queries, as a moment's reflection will show, require a consideration of competition, trophic levels and energy exchange, community stability, niche diversification, speciation, and those related topics which comprise the entire field of ecology. By casting our questions in this particular form, the strictly behavioral problems in ecology can be best outlined"--Preface
An introduction to animal behavior; ethology's first century by Peter H Klopfer( Book )

29 editions published between 1967 and 1987 in English and Italian and held by 1,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Habitats and territories; a study of the use of space by animals by Peter H Klopfer( Book )

13 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to fundamental ecological concepts concerning the use of space by animals. Sections cover heterogeneity of the habitat, species and their number, the selection of habitats, territoriality and adaptation
Parental care in mammals by David J Gubernick( Book )

13 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perspectives in ethology( )

in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Function and evolution of behavior; an historical sample from the pens of ethologists by Peter H Klopfer( Book )

12 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theoretical essays and empirical studies in this book trace the selective function and historical origins of animal behavior. Recognizing that libraries cannot always have a complete set of journals, the editors have compiled important original studies which either represent milestones in the development of ethology or are representative papers about important issues. The book is intended as a supplement for courses in ethology, animal behavior, and comparative psychology at the advanced undergraduate or graudate levels. -- from back cover
Control and development of behavior; an historical sample from the pens of ethologists by Peter H Klopfer( Book )

9 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behavioral ecology by Peter H Klopfer( Book )

12 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perspectives in ethology by P. P. G Bateson( Book )

29 editions published between 1973 and 1991 in 4 languages and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A concise survey of animal behavior by Erika K Honoré( Book )

8 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On behavior: instinct is a Cheshire cat by Peter H Klopfer( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses several theories concerning instinctual animal behavior, how it is influenced by external factors, and how it compares to human behavior
Perspectives in ethology by P. P. G Bateson( )

10 editions published between 1973 and 1976 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perspectives in ethology( )

10 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Advantages of diversity( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alternatives( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Habitats et territoires des animaux : étude de l'utilisation de l'espace par les animaux by Peter H Klopfer( Book )

7 editions published in 1972 in French and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perspectives in ethology( )

8 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ontogeny by P. P. G Bateson( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mechanisms by P. P. G Bateson( Book )

10 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human understanding and animal awareness( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A concise survey of animal behavior
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Alternative Names

controlled identityKlama, John

Klopfer, Peter Hubert.

Klopfer, Peter Hubert 1930-

Languages
English (225)

French (7)

Spanish (6)

German (5)

Italian (2)