Chapter 51 - How does development affect the behavior What...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 1/31/11 Chapter 51 Behavioral Ecology
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1/31/11 Behavior What an animal does, and how it does it. Proximate causes What stimuli trigger the behavior Ultimate causes What is the evolutionary significance Case – Red crowned cranes behavior
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Ethology Ethology – how animals behave Four questions at the core of ethology: What is the mechanistic basis of the behavior
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Unformatted text preview: How does development affect the behavior What is the evolutionary history of the behavior How does the behavior affect the organisms fitness Notice which ones are ultimate and proximate questions Studies in Ethology Fixed action patterns: Sequence of unlearned behaviors that is unchangeable and once initiated, is carried to completion Triggered by sign stimulus...
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