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BIO-442 Behavioral Ecology (3) Course Level: Undergraduate

Behavioral Ecology (3) Behavioral ecology examines the ecological and evolutionary basis of animal behavior and how particular behavior patterns contribute to an animal's chances of survival and its reproductive success. This course includes sexual selection and mating systems; sexual conflict, mate choice, and parental care; natural selection and genetics of behavior; evolutionary arms races, predators, and prey, and parasites and hosts; group conflict and cooperation; cooperative breeding; and experimental design and research questions in behavioral ecology. The course is structured to promote lively and productive discussion. Usually Offered: alternate springs. Prerequisite: BIO-210 and BIO-356.