Behavioral ecology represents the intersection of Animal Behavior, Evolutionary Biology, and Ecology. Behavioral ecologists are particularly interested in the fitness consequences (the adaptive significance) of the behavior of animals. In this course, we will investigate foraging behavior, anti-predator behavior, territorial behavior, conflict, sexual selection, mating systems, parental care, and social systems.
Successful completion of BIO 112/114 is required. Not open to students with credit for BIO 223.