Intro to Ecology Chapter 52

Intro to Ecology Chapter 52 - Intro to Ecology Physical...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Intro to Ecology Physical Environment 52: 1148-1173 Behavioral ecology Foraging and defense against predation Mate choice and sexual selection Kin selection and altruism 51: 1120-1142 Population ecology Life histories Human populations through history Population management 53: 1174-1197 Community ecology Competition, Predation, parasitism, mutualism Keystone species Island Biogeography 54: 1198-1221
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Chapter 51 Notes: Animal Behavior Overview: Shall We Dance - Animal behavior is based on physiological systems and Processes - Individual behavior: an action carried out by muscles or glands under control of the nervous system in response to a stimulus - Behavior is essential for nutrients, digestion, finding mates, homeostasis - All of animal physiology contributes to behavior…behavior influences all of physiology - Behavior is subject to substantial natural selection over time ( selection on behavior also affects anatomy) Concept 51.1: Discrete sensory inputs can stimulate both simple and complex behaviors - An animal’s behavior is the sum of its response to external and internal stimuli - Ethology: study of how animals behave, particularly in their natural environments - Understanding Any Behavior Requires Answering the Following Questions: 1. What stimulus elicits the ehavior, and wht physiological mechanisms mediate the response?* 2. How does the animal’s experience during growth and development influence the
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 07/21/2010 for the course PHYS 2212 taught by Professor Lasater during the Spring '10 term at Albany State University.

Page1 / 4

Intro to Ecology Chapter 52 - Intro to Ecology Physical...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online