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Animal Behavior BIO 432 Spring 2014

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  1. Animal Behavior BIO 432Spring 2014 Dr. T. Caraco Office: Biology 253 Hours: 12 - 2 PM, Thursday www.albany.edu/faculty/caraco/bio432 Lectures, Assignments, Grades

  2. Introduce BIO 432 Objectives Prerequisites Responsibilities Grade Determination Webpage: No Required Text

  3. Course Objectives Behavioral Adaptation: Functional Significance Evolution of Behavioral Phenotype Address and Interpret Original Literature in Behavioral Ecology NOT Study of Behavioral Mechanisms: Neural Basis of Behavior, Physiology

  4. Course Objectives Evolution of Behavior: Predict Adaptation to Ecology Evolutionary Ecology of Behavior : Theory for Behavioral Diversity Understanding over Description Quantitative Abstraction

  5. Prerequisites Calculus: MAT 106 or Better, or PHY 140 Optimization, Game Theory • 12 Credit Hours in Biology Senior-level Course Writing

  6. Responsibilities Lecture: On Time, Avoid Disruption Papers: On Time Plagiarism: U/G Bulletin (see webpage) Avoid “cut, paste, reword”

  7. Grades Five (5) Quizzes: LectureTopics & Problem Sets Be prepared! Each 10% Course Grade Two Papers: Reading List for Each Paper Each 25% Course Grade

  8. Quizzes Math Problems/Models: Quantification Practice Problems: Webpage Maximize/Minimize Continuous Function Solve Matrix Game for Nash Equilibria

  9. Papers 1. Integrate Learning: Lecture, Original Literature 2. Prepare as Research Proposal: Cite Ideas, Results Develop New Concept, Report Experimental Tests 3. Length: 10 -12 Pages, Double Space, References

  10. Papers Papers on Reading Lists: Associate with Lecture Topics Webpage

  11. Behavioral Ecology: Context How Do Life Sciences Study Behavior? Introduce Approach, This Course Adaptation Under Constraint, Natural Selection

  12. N. Tinbergen’s Four Questions • Functional Significance? Ultimate Causation? Contribution to Survival, Reproduction? Contribution to Fitness? Emphasis, Basis of Predictive Science Why Behavior A; Not B? Adapted?

  13. N. Tinbergen: 4 Questions • Proximate Causation? Mechanisms? How? Environmental Stimuli, Response, Neuro-hormonal Control Neurobiology, Physiology, Psychology Source of Constraints, Low Priority

  14. N. Tinbergen: 4 Questions 3. Development of Behavior? Genetic Basis (Often Unknown) Phenotypic Plasticity Individual Learning, Cultural Dynamics Behavioral Ecology, Psychology

  15. N. Tinbergen: 4 Questions • Phylogeny? Evolutionary History? Interspecies Comparisons Evolutionary Homology Systematics, Molecular Evolution

  16. Functional Significance Economic Models to Predict Behavior Individual vs Environment: Optimization, Includes Effects on Kin Competing, Cooperating Individuals: Game Theory (ESS)

  17. Behavioral Ecology Theory Risk-sensitive Foraging Ecology of Social Organization Cultural Transmission