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BIOL 4450 Behavioral Ecology (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course will examine the adaptive significance of behavior in an ecological context. Lectures and readings from the primary literature will review basic concepts and theory as well as model-based and experimental approaches to exploring questions in the field. Topics covered includes social behavior, reproductive behavior, life history strategies, optimal foraging, territoriality, co-evolution, and communication.


Instructor(s): Jeff Dacosta

Prerequisites: BIOL2010 and BIOL3150 or BIOL3190

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Last Updated: 30-Jan-17