Behavioural and Evolutionary Ecology

University of Otago

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Behavioural and Evolutionary Ecology

  • Host University

    University of Otago

  • Location

    Dunedin, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Biology, Ecology, Life Sciences

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    54 200-level points from Science Schedule C

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    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.

    Learning Outcomes
    - 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

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