Y 29 - Ecology and behavior

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1 ? Fun Fact of the day Fun Fact of the day Less than 20 km Fun Fact of the day
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2 Four divisions of Ecology Behavioral ecology Population ecology Community ecology Ecosystems ecology Behavioral ecology Activity of life at the level of individuals Competition Predation Co-operation Social behavior Feeding behavior: How & where to search for food? What type of food to eat? Forage alone or in a group? Reproductive behavior: How to search for a mate? How to choose a mate? Mating strategy (e.g., engage in extra-pair copulations)? Territorial behavior: Defend territory or not? If so, how large a territory to defend? Where to establish a territory? Questions a behavioral ecologist would ask Behavioral Ecology Proximate causation – we can explain the trait or behavior based on current circumstances Ultimate causation – behavior is based on conditions that existed in the evolutionary past
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3 Behavioral Ecology Examples of proximate questions: How does a particular behavior develop in an individual? What stimuli elicit the behavior(s)?
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This note was uploaded on 12/22/2009 for the course BIO 202 taught by Professor Dean during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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Y 29 - Ecology and behavior - Fun Fact of the day Fun Fact...

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