Ferg Lab

BIOL 3143: Animal Behaviour

Fall 2023 Has prerequisites

Why animals do what they do from an evolutionary perspective, and the mechanics of how they do it. Optimality, evolutionarily stable strategies, foraging, escaping predators, communication, sexual reproduction and sexual selection, mating systems, parental care, group living, territoriality, altruism, genetics of behaviour, sensory processing, hormones and control of behaviours, development, bird song, biological clocks. (3h lab).

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 1113/BIOL 1123 with a minimum grade of C- or PSYC 3133.