Unformatted text preview: Why is group selection not a viable mechanism for evolution? Why might behaviors be non-adaptive (neutral or disadvantageous)? Describe how historical reconstruction can provide indirect evidence about the evolution of behaviors. Be able to use comparative methods to make hypotheses about the evolution of behaviors. Some examples used this week: moon children, melanism in Biston moths, cheetahs, Malay Peninsula, pseudocopulation in salamanders, infanticide in lions, territoriality in birds, aggression and ritualized fighting in rattle snakes and red deer stags, lemmings and mass suicide, balloon flies, “vampire” moths, and role reversals and infanticide in giant water bugs and birds...
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course IB 31 taught by Professor Caldwell during the Spring '08 term at Berkeley.
- Spring '08