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ENV 541 Behavioral Ecology

Prerequisites: ENV 501, 502 and 505, or permission of the instructor. (Second semester—odd years/3 credits) 

This course introduces students to the principles of behavioral ecology. The theoretical context of the course is the role of natural selection in the evolution of intra- and interspecific behaviors. The focus of investigation includes foraging, predator-prey relationships, habitat utilization, sociality and kinship, sexual selection and parental investment.