Wildlife Behavioral Ecology

Wildlife Behavioral Ecology
Integrating principles of ethology, sociobiology, and behavioral ecology using examples from wildlife resources; behavioral sampling methods.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesBio 100, 350; or equivalents.
 NoteField trips required.
 TaughtWinter odd years
 ProgramsContaining PWS 554
Course Outcomes

Basic Principles

Students will become familiar with the basic principles of animal behavior including:

  1. An introduction to the basic principles of animal behavior
  2. A review of natural selection and its role in shaping animal behavior
  3. A study of proximate factors which influence behavior
  4. The role of learning
  5. Cooperation
  6. Foraging
  7. Antipredator behavior
  8. Communication
  9. Habitat selection, territoriality, and migration
  10. Aggression
  11. Play
  12. Aging and disease
  13. Animal personalities