Tinbergen's legacy in behaviour: Sixty years of landmark stickleback papers

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Abstract

This book traces important scientific advances in ethology, evolutionary biology, ecology, ecotoxicology and developmental genetics made possible through the stickleback model via a selection of key papers published in the first 60 years of Behaviour along with commentary and retrospective essays In a flurry of post-war productivity, Niko Tinbergen re-established his lab in Leiden, wrote landmark papers and his famous book The Study of Instinct, and founded the journal Behaviour to serve the burgeoning field of ethology Tinbergen and his senior assistant, Jan van Iersel, published their classic paper, "Displacement reactions in the three-spined stickleback," in the first issue of his new journal in 1948 Stickleback are now a powerful model in the fields of behavioural ecology, evolutionary biology, developmental genetics, and ecotoxicology - an extraordinary development for a small fish that began its modeling career among an enthusiastic core of Tinbergen students in the 1930s From a series of clever experiments with painted model fish to the use of the sequenced genome to analyze the genetic basis of courtship, stickleback science progressed in leaps and bounds, often via seminal studies published in the pages of Behaviour Tinbergen's Legacy in Behaviour traces sixty years in the development of science using stickleback as a model, with 34 original articles covering topics ranging 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 provide fresh retrospectives on their republished works Commentary by Frank von Hippel accompanies the articles and explains the roles they played in the frontiers of science as researchers falsified or expanded upon one another's ideas

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherBrill
Number of pages539
ISBN (Electronic)9789004180420
ISBN (Print)9789004170292
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 11 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Animal behavior
  • Developmental genetics
  • Ecology
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Ethology
  • Evolutionary biology
  • History of science
  • Stickleback

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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