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The behavioural ecology of reproduction and survival.
The aim of this particular paper will be to understand why different species behave in different ways and why, within species, there may be individual differences in behaviour.
|Paper title||Behavioural and Evolutionary Ecology|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,092.15|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$5,004.75|
- 54 200-level points from Science Schedule C
- Schedule C
Students are expected to have taken courses that cover some preliminary evolution and/or behaviour, and a basic stats paper.
- Teaching staff
- Dr. Sheri Johnson
Dr. Jenny Jandt
Professor Robert Poulin
- Paper Structure
Lectures, labs and independent research that is conducted in small groups.
- Animal Behaviour, Rubenstein & Alcock, 11th Edition.
- An Introduction to Behavioural Ecology, Davies et al., 4th Edition.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical
thinking, Information literacy, Research.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to
- Articulate a broad understanding of animal behaviour, behavioural ecology and evolution
- Identify and critically evaluate relevant information
- Communicate behavioural ecology concepts to the science community and general public
- Design and execute experiments studying some aspect of behavioural ecology
- Work effectively both independently and as part of a research group