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Undergraduate Course Details
Number BIO 325
Title Behavioral Ecology
Credits 4.0
Winter/Spring 2016 Classes
Sec Ref # Dates Days Times Location Instructor
01 2615 1/19/16 - 5/16/16 TR 1:40pm - 2:55pm MH-238 Lynn Fletcher
L21 2616 1/19/16 - 5/16/16 F 9:25am - 12:15pm MH-414 Lynn Fletcher


This course will explore the field of animal behavior from an ecological and evolutionary perspective, focusing on social behavior in vertebrates and invertebrates. The course examines mechanisms of behavior and their adaptive functions. Topics include principles of communication, mating systems, sexual selection, game theory, foraging, predator avoidance and social living. Three lecture hours and one three-hour laboratory each week.
Pre-requisite: An introductory biology laboratory sequence or permission of the department chair.