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Reading list

Suggested background reading


Carroll, S.B. (2007) Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The new science of evo devo and the making of the animal kingdom. Phoenix: paperback.

Coyne, J. (2009) Why Evolution is True.  Oxford University Press.

Davies, N. (2016) Cuckoo: Cheating by Nature. Bloomsbury (paperback).

Shubin, N. (2008) Your Inner Fish. London: Penguin.

Wilkinson, M. (2016) Restless Creatures: The story of life in ten movements. Icon books (paperback).


Some of the references used during the course


Behaviour and Ecology

Davies, N.B., Krebs, J.R. & West, S.A. (2012).  An Introduction to Behavioural Ecology.  4th edition.  Wiley-Blackwell.

Manning, A. & Dawkins, M. S. (2012) An Introduction to Animal Behaviour, 6th Edition. Cambridge University Press.


Brains and Behaviour

Carew TJ (2000). Behavioural Neurobiology, Sunderland.

Simmons, P.J. & Young, D. (2010). Nerve Cells and Animal Behaviour, 3rd edition. Cambridge University Press



Insect Biology

Eisner T. (2003) For Love of Insects. The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA.

Gullan, P.J. & Cranston, P.S. (2014) The Insects. An Outline of Entomology, 5th edition. WILEY Blackwell. 


Vertebrate Evolutionary Biology

Kardong, K.V. (2009). Vertebrates. Comparative Anatomy, Function, Evolution (5th Edition). McGraw Hill.

Liem, K.F., Bemis, W., Walker, W.F. & Grande, L. (2001). Functional Anatomy of the Vertebrates. 3rd edition Harcourt College Publishers. 



Evolutionary Principles

Zimmer, C.  & Emlen, D. J. (2013), Evolution. Making sense of life, Roberts & Co.

Avise, J. C. (2006), Evolutionary pathways in nature. Cambridge University Press.