Chapter 3a Notes

Chapter 3a Notes - DEVELOPMENT OF BEHAVIOR Interactive...

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1 DEVELOPMENT OF BEHAVIOR Interactive Theory of Behavior Development • Phenotype is a product of the interactions between genotype and environment – “Environment” includes both external and internal components • Chemical environment in the body • External environment (outside the body)
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2 Nature vs. Nurture? • Artificial and misleading dichotomy • All development is product of interaction between genes and environment – No behavior is “genetic” – No behavior is “environmentally determined” Differences in behavior can be attributed to genetic or environmental effects
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3 GENETICS OF SONGBIRD MIGRATORY BEHAVIOR STUDIES OF MIGRATORY BEHAVIOR • Field studies – Banding recoveries – Telemetry and radar studies Telemetry and radar studies • Lab studies – Timing and duration of migratory activity • Measure with “activity perches” – Orientation preferences • Measure in “orientation funnels” ORIENTATION FUNNEL
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Studying migratory orientation in night-migrant songbirds BLACKCAP Sylvia atricapilla BLACKCAP • Common summer visitor to UK and continental Europe • Most spend winter in sub-Saharan Africa Most spend winter in sub Saharan Africa • Recently began to be found in UK during winter • What aspect of behavior has changed? – Some birds lost migratory behavior entirely? – Some birds change migratory path/destination?
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2010 for the course NPB NPB 102 taught by Professor Hahn during the Spring '10 term at UC Davis.

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Chapter 3a Notes - DEVELOPMENT OF BEHAVIOR Interactive...

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