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01ABEssentials06x - Essentials of animal behaviour...

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Essentials of animal behaviour performed by Dr Dave Shutler, tenured behavioural ecologist
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Intro - call me Dave - ask questions, esp. re abbrevs., or to have me slow down - don’t save questions for outside class; we’ll all have more fun - a bit about me & BP field course (Selfpromo06)
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What yer gonna git 1. theory 2. graphs 3. numerical treatments 4. an evolutionary perspective 5. all taxa (if you don’t like mealworms …) - challenging, esp. for non-biologists
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Science and Animal Behaviour 1. natural history - snails on algae 2. pattern (hypothetical) - predation higher on upper surfaces, but some still there 3. question or hypothesis - stupid 4. predictions - genes (vs. ?)
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tests - smart x smart, smart x stupid, stupid x smart (difference?), stupid x stupid; observe 6. re-evaluation - if yes, generality? (clams, octopi, …) - if no, new hypothesis, etc. (parasites?) - correlation does not imply causation (e.g., snails vary in colour); experiment! NOTHING
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This note was uploaded on 02/08/2010 for the course BIOL 3143 taught by Professor Daveshutler during the Winter '10 term at Acadia.

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