Fall 2009

Animal Behavior

Listed in: Biology, as BIOL-39

Faculty

Ethan D. Clotfelter (Sections 03 and 04)

Description

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; the laboratory projects will require additional time outside of class hours.

Requisite: Biology 18. Limited to 24 students. Not open to first-year students. Fall semester. Professor Clotfelter.

Keywords

Lab science course

Offerings

2014-15: Offered in Spring 2015
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2013, Fall 2015