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Outline Behavioral Ecology Intro Definition of Behavioral Ecology Overview of Proximate and Ultimate behaviors Overview of Ethology The reason for picking subject: looking at certain components of nature that affect animals (basically my version of chapter 51) Overview 1 The environment and its effect Its effect on animal diet and examples Its effect on social behaviors and examples How it affects learning in animals Overview 2 Natural selection How it affects behavioral traits
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Unformatted text preview: • Its variations across communities with different or same species • Some examples of experiments done on natural selection • How natural selection ensures the survival of species based on their mating and foraging behavioral practices Overview 3 • Inclusive fitness • Altruistic behaviors • Social learning amongst animals Conclusion • All ideas so far are quickly reviewed and a quick warning to the wise about careless meddling with nature....
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2011 for the course BIO 301 taught by Professor Razi during the Spring '08 term at George Mason.

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