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Willamette University

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Salem, Oregon 97301

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BIOL 353 (W) Behavioral Ecology (1)

An introduction to the principles and investigative techniques of behavioral ecology. The ecological influence and evolutionary implications of animal behavior will be investigated through field studies, laboratory exercises and computer simulations. Lectures, discussions and readings in the primary literature and research projects will introduce the student to all stages of the investigative process. Topics to be examined include: social interactions, mating systems, foraging behavior, orientation/navigation, communication and reproductive success. Laboratory.

General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Writing centered

Prerequisite: BIOL 125 required; BIOL 130 and 255 recommended

  • Offering: Fall
  • Instructor: Staff