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Download 18 Behavioral Ecology Population Ecology Principles of Biology BIOL 1543 Greig Roberts, DDS Office: SCEN 417 E-Mail: groberts@uark.edu
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2 Behavioral ecology studies behavior in an evolutionary context Behavioral ecologists consider proximate questions , which focus on the immediate causes of behavior ultimate questions , which focus on the evolutionary causes of behavior Natural selection preserves behaviors that enhance fitness Behavior is the result of both genes and environmental factors 0 THE SCIENTIFIC STUDY OF BEHAVIOR
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3 0 THE SCIENTIFIC STUDY OF BEHAVIOR
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4 LEARNING Learning ranges from simple behavioral changes to complex problem solving 0 Learning  is  a  c ha ng e   in b e ha vio r re s ulting   fro m  e xpe rie nc e .
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5 0 LEARNING
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6 0 LEARNING
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7 Problem Solving : Sudoku 8 9 4 1 8 4 2 1 7 5 2 9 9 9 5 7 6 1 3 8 5 7 2 8 6
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0 Mating behaviors Mating behaviors enhance reproductive success Mating systems may be promiscuous, monogamous, or polygamous. The needs of offspring and certainty of paternity
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