This subject provides students with an advanced knowledge of behavioural ecology. Topics covered include testing hypotheses, animal decision making, predation, competition, group living, sexual selection, parental care, mating systems, sex allocation, cooperation, altruism and communication It is assumed students have graduate level ecology as well as some exposure to doing statistical analysis because students are required to collect, analyse and write up field data in a publishable format. There is no residential school associated with this subject. On completion students are able to evaluate behavioural research critically, write up research associated with behavioural ecology, and have the potential to undertake ongoing research and study in behavioural ecology.
School of Environmental Sciences
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