[Not offered in 2012]
|Student Contribution Band:||Band 4|
|Administered by:||School of Marine & Tropical Biology|
General principles of animal behaviour in an evolutionary context. Includes: methods for interpreting behaviour studies; ontogenetic development of behaviour; foraging behaviour; mating systems; animal communication.Topics include: determinants of behaviour; evolution the selective advantage of behaviours; ethology and comparative psychology; sociobiology; optimality; optimal foraging theory; closed and open programs; learning in nature and the laboratory; critical periods imprinting; ontogenetic changes in behaviour patterns; navigation; intra-specific interactions; predation and predatory versatility; mating systems; courtship; communication.
|Students enrolling in this subject should have a good understanding of animal phylogenetic relationships and of basic animal ecology, and should have completed ZL2005/MB2080 (Invertebrate Biology) and BZ2440 (Ecology and Conservation) or equivalents.|
|Prerequisites:||BZ2440 AND (ZL2005 OR MB2080)|
|ZL3026 ZL5026 BZ5710|
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