Fall 2007

Animal Behavior

Listed in: Biology, as BIOL-39


Ethan D. Clotfelter (Sections 03 and 04)


Shaped by millions of years of natural and sexual selection, animals have evolved myriad abilities to respond to their biotic and abiotic environment. This course examines animal behavior from both a mechanistic and a functional perspective. Drawing upon examples from a diverse range of taxa, we will discuss topics such as sensory ecology, behavioral genetics, behavioral endocrinology, behavioral ecology and sociobiology. Three classroom hours and four laboratory hours per week. Requisite: Biology 18 or permission from the instructor. Not open to first-year students. Limited to 30 students. First semester. Professor Clotfelter.