Description: An in-depth examination of the ecological and evolutionary bases for behavioral diversity. Topics covered include behavior as an adaptive response, sexual selection, animal mating systems, group living, and cooperative and competitive interactions. Current conceptual approaches to these topics are explored, with an emphasis upon rigorous testing of hypotheses drawn from primary literature. Hands-on laboratory training in the methods of experimental design, data collection, and data analysis.
Prerequisites: Integrative Biology 144 or Integrative Biology C144/Environmental Science, Policy and Management C126 or consent of instructor.
Credit Restriction: Students will receive partial credit for Integrative Biology 146LF after taking Integrative Biology 146.
Expected Enrollment: 50