CABI Key Questions Series

Key Questions in Animal Behaviour and Welfare

A Study and Revision Guide

March 2022
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An understanding of animal behavior and welfare is an important requirement of a wide range of programs of study including biology, zoology, animal welfare, animal behavior, psychology and zoo biology.

This book is intended as a study and revision guide for students following programs of study in which animal behavior and welfare are an important component. It contains 600 multiple-choice questions (and answers) set at three levels - foundation, intermediate and advanced - and grouped into 10 major topic areas:

1. Foundations and history of animal behavior and welfare
2. Basic concepts and mechanisms in behavior
3. Biological basis of behavior
4. Learning, memory and training
5. Territoriality, navigation and migration
6. Animal cognition and communication
7. Behavioral ecology and social behavior
8. Measuring, recording and analysing behavior and welfare
9. Animal exploitation and welfare
10. Animal rights, ethics and law

The book has been produced in a convenient format so that it can be used at any time in any place. It allows the reader to learn and revise the meaning of terms used in the study of animal behavior and welfare, methods of recording behavior and assessing welfare, the physiology of behavior, learning, memory, cognition, behavioral ecology, animal rights and much more. Many of the questions require students to use their knowledge to interpret information provided in the form of graphs, data or photographs.

1: Foundations and history of animal behaviour and welfare
2: Basic concepts and mechanisms in behaviour
3: Biological Basis of Behaviour
4: Learning, memory and training
5: Territoriality, navigation and migration
6: Animal cognition and communication
7: Behavioural ecology and social behaviour
8: Measuring, recording and analysing behaviour and welfare
9: Animal exploitation and welfare
10: Animal rights, ethics and law

Paul A. Rees

Paul Rees was a senior lecturer in the School of Science, Engineering and Environment at the University of Salford, United Kingdom, for 22 years until his retirement in 2020. He holds a BSc in Environmental Biology from the University of Liverpool and a PhD in animal ecology and behavior from the University of Bradford. Paul previously lectured at three Further Education Colleges and a Higher Education College in the United Kingdom, and trained biology teachers at Sokoto College of Education in Nigeria. He has taught from GCE ‘O’/GCSE level to MSc level and has been an external examiner for a range of taught programs, from Higher National Diploma to MSc level, at six British universities. Paul has published papers on mammal behavior and ecology, wildlife law, and the role of zoos in conservation, along with eight textbooks concerned with ecology, zoo biology, wildlife law and elephants. He is the author of three other titles in CABI’s Key Questions series: Ecology, Applied Ecology and Conservation, and Biodiversity.

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