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Natural SecurityA Darwinian Approach to a Dangerous World$
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Raphael Sagarin and Jennifer Hyndman

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780520253476

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520253476.001.0001

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Fourteen Security Lessons from Antipredator Behavior

Fourteen Security Lessons from Antipredator Behavior

(p.146) (p.147) Chapter 10 Fourteen Security Lessons from Antipredator Behavior
Natural Security

Daniel T. Blumstein

University of California Press

This chapter presents fourteen lessons derived from the study of antipredator behavior that are relevant to designing security systems to manage terrorist threats, dealing with insurgencies, and managing ongoing biosecurity challenges. Examining the diversity of antipredator adaptations highlights, from a perspective directly concerned with life and death, the fact that we must be comfortable living with risk. Completely avoiding risk is impossible, and by trying to do so, we will suffer other costs. In this chapter, nonhuman antipredator behavior provides several insights into how costly responses can be avoided.

Keywords:   antipredator behavior, security, terrorist threats, insurgencies, biosecurity challenges

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