PWS 554

Wildlife Behavioral Ecology

Plant and Wildlife Sciences College of Life Sciences

Course Description

Integrating principles of ethology, sociobiology, and behavioral ecology using examples from wildlife resources; behavioral sampling methods.

When Taught

Fall Even Years

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Other Prerequisites

Bio 100, 350; or equivalents.

Note

Field trips required.

Title

Basic Principles

Learning Outcome

Students will become familiar with the basic principles of animal behavior including:An introduction to the basic principles of animal behaviorA review of natural selection and its role in shaping animal behaviorA study of proximate factors which influence behaviorThe role of learningCooperationForagingAntipredator behaviorCommunicationHabitat selection, territoriality, and migrationAggressionPlayAging and diseaseAnimal personalities