2019 - 2020 Graduate Bulletin


Course Description

BI 428 Behavioral Ecology 4 cr.

  • Prerequisite: BI 111, BI 112, BI 210, BI 312, BI 315 or consent of instructor

Behavior, just like any phenotype, is shaped by selection associated with various environments and ecological interactions. This 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.