Unformatted text preview: How do we discuss cognition in different animal species? Be able to discuss different types of interactions and their costs and benefits to the actors and the recipients. How can altruism exist with Darwin’s definition of natural selection? What is relatedness and how does it relate to the above questions? Be able to state in words what Hamilton’s rule means. Discuss what “helping” is, and why it might be advantageous to the helper. What is reciprocal altruism? Come up with some examples of your own. What kinds of parent-offspring conflict are there? Discuss the ones we covered in class. What do these topics have to do with ecology? What do these topics have to do with the other topics we have covered in this class?...
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- Spring '10
- Ethology, reciprocal altruism, proximate causation