BI 428 Behavioral Ecology
Offered: Fall semester of odd years
Prerequisite: BI 210, BI 312 and BI 315, junior standing or instructor’s permission.
Behavior, just like any phenotype, is shaped by selection associated with various environments and ecological interactions. Course considers the diversity of behavior exhibited in natural populations, how it evolves under various ecological conditions and approaches to testing hypotheses about behavioral evolution and adaptive functions.