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; 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.