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Introduction to animal behaviour

In week one of the course, we will introduce the topic of animal behaviour from an evolutionary perspective and explain the importance of asking the right questions about what, how or why animals are behaving. You will learn how to differentiate between proximate and ultimate causes of behaviour and discover some of the methods researchers employ to answer questions about behaviour scientifically. These lectures will form the foundation for topics to come in the later weeks, so please take the time to watch them. ...
Reading
5 个视频(共 62 分钟), 3 个阅读材料, 1 个测验
Video5 个视频
2. Asking the right questions13分钟
3. Correlation, experimentation and comparison14分钟
4. Tools for studying behaviour15分钟
5. Natural selection and behavioural adaptations14分钟
Reading3 个阅读材料
Start of course survey10分钟
Week one outline5分钟
Week one resources分钟
Quiz1 个练习
Week one quiz - practice20分钟
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完成时间为 2 小时

Genes, environments and learning

In week two of the course, we explore the developmental basis of behaviour, focussing on the roles that genes and the environment play in shaping behaviour. Because all behaviours are the product of interactions between genes and the environment, the oft-used term "Nature or Nurture" is unhelpful - there is no such thing as a behaviour that is purely genetically or environmentally determined. The interplay between variable genes and a variable environment helps explain behavioural variation: depending on how and when they interact, different outcomes are possible. Learning provides animals with a mechanism to adjust behaviour adaptively based on experience...
Reading
3 个视频(共 46 分钟), 2 个阅读材料, 1 个测验
Video3 个视频
2. How do genetic and environmental influences shape behaviour?18分钟
3. Learning behaviour17分钟
Reading2 个阅读材料
Week two outline10分钟
Week two resources分钟
Quiz1 个练习
Week 2 quiz - graded20分钟
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完成时间为 3 小时

Finding food and avoiding predators

Week three of the course will look at factors that influence how individuals make decisions as they go about their day to day lives, particularly around finding food and avoiding predators. We will introduce the use of mathematical models for predicting how animals will behave under certain circumstances. We also consider how interactions between predators and prey can lead to co-evolutionary 'arms races'....
Reading
6 个视频(共 93 分钟), 2 个阅读材料, 1 个测验
Video6 个视频
2. Foraging and optimality11分钟
3. Resource Competition22分钟
4. Animal contests & game theory19分钟
5. Anti-predator behaviour12分钟
6. Predators vs prey: evolutionary arms races14分钟
Reading2 个阅读材料
Week three outline10分钟
Week three resources分钟
Quiz1 个练习
Week three quiz - graded20分钟
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完成时间为 3 小时

Communication

This week, we consider the topic of animal communication. We explore some of the different modalities (visual, auditory, olfactory, electrosensory and tactile) animals use to communicate with each other, and the abiotic (structural) and biotic (predators, parasites) challenges animals face in transmitting their signals. We discuss the difference between signals and cues, and reflect on under what circumstances natural selection might favour signals that are honest or deceptive....
Reading
5 个视频(共 69 分钟), 2 个阅读材料, 1 个测验
Video5 个视频
2. Communication and signal design16分钟
3. Signal reliability - what keeps signals honest?13分钟
4. Deceptive signals: mimicry and sensory exploitation13分钟
5. Eavesdropping13分钟
Reading2 个阅读材料
Week four outline10分钟
Week four resources分钟
Quiz1 个练习
Week four quiz - graded20分钟

讲师

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Raoul Mulder

Associate Professor
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Mark Elgar

Professor of Evolutionary Biology
Department of Zoology

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