Week 2 observing behavior - BioNB 2210, Fall 2011...

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BioNB 2210, Fall 2011 Assignment 2: observing behavior Choose an animal (excluding humans) that you would like to study for your individual research project. It is important to choose a species that you will not only enjoy observing, but one that you will be able to locate on multiple occasions and that will be active when you are performing observations (e.g. if you want to perform your observations during the day, don’t choose a nocturnal mammal!). Hint: try walking around campus for half an hour to an hour, keeping an eye out for any non- human animal behavior you find interesting. Keep in mind that there are two observation hives of honey bees available in 309 Stimson Hall. Think about your reading from Section 1, where Tom Eisner notices lots of overlooked details about the creatures around him. You may also want to look ahead to Week 5’s Ethology methods checklist handout, to get an idea of what you will need to be able to do to carry out your research project. Once you have chosen a study species, spend a minimum of one hour observing and making
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