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Course Catalog 2008-2009 
Course Catalog 2008-2009 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIOL 315 - Behavioral Ecology

Semester Offered: Second Semester
Credits (Range): 4 hours
Attribute: 4NS, QP-H, WR

Behavioral ecology is the study of how behavior (broadly defined) influences lifetime reproductive success of individuals. It is therefore deeply rooted in evolutionary theory, and considers the ways in which behavior may be adaptive. Topics will include life history strategies, optimal foraging and habitat selection, signaling and communication, sexual selection, and social organization and cooperation. Lectures, laboratories, and discussion sessions will primarily emphasize field studies and will illustrate observational, experimental, comparative, and modeling approaches. Laboratories occasionally meet at night. Consent of the instructor is required. Enrollment Limit: 24.
Instructor: K. Tarvin
Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisites: Bio 102 or Bio 120, or an AP score of 5, and either Bio 208, Bio 215, Bio 218, or NSCI 301.

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