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Unformatted text preview: aptive value of physiological traits Homeostasis (e.g., thermoregulation) th “How” “How” vs. “Why” questions Costs Costs and constraints (e.g., S. merriami) S. Benefits related to fitness (e Benefits related to fitness (e.g., S. jarrovi) jarrovi Behavioral Ecology Behavioral Ecology Another aspect of the ecology of Another aspect of the ecology of individuals individuals The relationship between the living and The relationship between the living and nonliving nonliving environment and the actions of animals animals Topics Topics within behavioral behavioral ecology Foraging how environment influences Foraging - how environment influences choice choice of what, how, when, where to eat Social systems how environment Social systems - how environment influences influences how individuals interact with conspecifics; living in groups conspecifics; living in groups Sex Sex and mating systems environmental determinants of mating and reproduction Behavioral Behavioral ecology focuses on adaptation adaptation and evolution Main focus is on the adaptive value of Main focus is on the adaptive value of observed observed traits in a given environment There can be questions of both how and There can be questions of both how and why why concerning behavior In both cases, approach is similar to that th seen seen in physiologial ecology (costs, benefits, constraints) Living in groups Living in groups Many animals live in groups with Many animals live in groups with...
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