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BIOL 3143 - Why study animal behaviour? 1 Lab Project - Update Major Class project as a whole Subsidiary Group project specific question presentation mainly on this portion 10%
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BIOL 3143 - Why study animal behaviour? 2 Introduction Ethology Greek - ethos is the Greek word for  morality (ethics and ethical) first popularised in English by the  American Myrmecologist (ants)  William Morton Wheeler in 1902 study of “how” and “why” animals  behave  gain views into adaptive strategies,  reproductive strategies, and energy  requirements Age 7 Age 31 Age 68 Darwin
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BIOL 3143 - Why study animal behaviour? 3 Darwin – the latter years 1872 – “The Expressions of Emotions in Man  and Animals” www.darwin-literature.com mapped the strategy for animal behaviour  studies (still in use today) 60 years later Darwin’s concepts flourished 1973 – Nobel prize to von Frisch, Lorenz and  Tinbergen evolution of behaviour – in regard to natural  selection
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BIOL 3143 - Why study animal behaviour? 4 History Comparative Psychology George John Romanes (1848 - 1894) coined the term, and laid the foundation of, comparative psychology postulated a similarity of cognitive processes and mechanisms between humans  and animals we are closer to “animals” than we think! anthropomorphic – only anecdotal = no support
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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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