A book co-edited by Michael Breed, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Colorado Boulder, has received the PROSE award for Multivolume Reference (Science), for the book "Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior" published by Academic Press.
The Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers announced the winners of the 2010 American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (The PROSE Awards) at a Feb. 3 event in Washington, D.C.
The PROSE Awards annually recognize the best in professional and scholarly publishing by bringing attention to distinguished books, journals and electronic content in over 40 categories.
Breed's co-editor is Janice Moore, a professor at Colorado State University.
The comprehensive work covers not only the usual topics such as communication, learning, sexual selection, navigation and the history of the field, but also emerging topics in cognition, animal welfare, conservation and applications of animal behavior. The large section on animal cognition brings together many of the world's experts on the subject to provide a thorough overview of this rapidly developing area.