- 15 (0.125 EFTS)
- To develop an understanding of the ecological and evolutionary basis of animal behaviour, and the role behaviour plays in enabling animals to adapt to their environment.
- Pre-requisites / Co-requisites:
- Topics include:
Orientation Behaviours Sensitivity, simple orientation behaviours in animals and plants including kinesis, taxes and tropisms. Chronobiology, actograms and entrainment. Sun-compass orientation, animal navigation and migration mechanisms
Inter-specific Behaviours Predation, prey avoidance, competition
Intra-specific social behaviours Advantages and disadvantages of living in groups. Territoriality, Agonistic behaviours, ritualization, social hierarchy, courtship behaviours, mating systems, male rivalry, female choice
Evolution and behaviour Adaptation, Darwinian fitness, inclusive fitness, evolutionary stable strategies, kin selection, social insects, reciprocal altruism, game theory, optimal foraging theory.
- Choose your class for this course from the option(s) below. You will need to attend all the sessions in that class to complete the course. Where more than one class number is shown, choose one of them and attend all sessions within that class number. (Note: If a class is held in different locations at the same time, you only need to attend all the sessions in one of the locations.)
- There are no classes on public holidays.
You need to attend all sessions of this class as listed below.
|From – To||Session||Day||Time||Campus (Room)|
|26 Feb 18 - 9 Apr 18||Lecture||Monday||09:30 - 10:30||Mt Albert (115-3016)|
|27 Feb 18 - 10 Apr 18||Lecture||Tuesday||13:00 - 14:00||Mt Albert (114-2001)|
|1 Mar 18 - 12 Apr 18||Lab||Thursday||13:00 - 15:00||Mt Albert (115-3009)|
|Thursday||13:00 - 15:00||Mt Albert (114-3007)|
|30 Apr 18 - 4 Jun 18||Lecture||Monday||09:30 - 10:30||Mt Albert (115-3016)|
|1 May 18 - 5 Jun 18||Lecture||Tuesday||13:00 - 14:00||Mt Albert (114-2001)|
|3 May 18 - 7 Jun 18||Lab||Thursday||13:00 - 15:00||Mt Albert (114-3007)|
|Thursday||13:00 - 15:00||Mt Albert (115-3009)|
Class: 1759. This timetable is currently unavailable.
- Note: This course is offered as part of Bachelor of Applied Science (Animal Management and Welfare), Bachelor of Applied Science (Biodiversity Management).