BI 428 Behavioral Ecology 4 cr.
- Offered: Fall, even years
- Prerequisite: BI 210 and BI 215, 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.