Ethology covers the study of the mechanisms and evolution of animal behaviour. We will examine behaviour within the framework of Tinbergen’s four areas of inquiry: causation (mechanisms), development, function and evolution (phylogeny) with an emphasis on behavioral ecology. Topics include methods for the observation and quantification of behaviour, natural selection and evolution of behaviour, habitat selection, migration, territoriality, feeding behaviour, sexual reproduction, mating systems, parental investment, communication and social behaviour.
Service-Learning activities will promote the integration of Sustainable Development Goals into the teaching of this subject.
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