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BIOL 59200 Evolution of Behavior

Session Offered:

Spring Credit 3.0

Prerequisites:

None

Description:

This is an alternating year course. Next offered Spring 2021, Spring 2023. 

An investigation of behaviors as adaptations: specializations of sensory and motor mechanisms involved in behavior; animal communication systems; behavioral ecology; patterns of social behavior as solutions to ecological problems, such as predator avoidance and resource exploitation. Emphasis will be on theoretical principles; examples will be broadly comparative, ranging from microorganisms to mammals. 

Instructor(s):
ESTEBAN FERNANDEZ- JURICIC
JEFFREY LUCAS

E-mail:
jlucas@purdue.edu ; efernan@purdue.edu

Textbook(s):

Title: An Introduction to Behavioural Ecology
Author: Davies, NB, JR Krebs & SA West
ISBN: 9781405114165
Edition: 4th

Notes:

Evening Exams Required. 



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