Bio 132: Question Set 1 (Submit on Blackboard before 11:00 pm, Friday, 10/17)
1. Imagine walking around a park; you notice that there are more ground squirrels feeding in some areas than in
others and you wonder why you see this variation in number. You t
Natural Selection and Adaptation
Adaptation- characteristic that confers higher fitness; a trait maintained as a result
of natural selection
When we study behavior as an adaptation, we try to understand its unction and
how it might have evolved. (ultimate
Midterm 1 Key Bi 132 F14
(Note: Correct answer for #12=B, #18=B)
II. Short Answer 30 pts. (point values in parentheses) Write in the space provided. Answer all parts of the
questions in succinct detail.
1. (7)Choose ONE of the followi
Bio 132: Question Set 1 (RESPONSES)
1. Imagine walking around a park; you notice that there are more ground squirrels feeding in some areas than
in others and you wonder why you see this variation in number. You think the amount of food in
December 5, 2014
Question Set 3
1.a. List three benefits and three costs associated with being in
Benefits include increased vigilance, confusion effect, and social
Costs include competit
Biology 132: Introduction to Animal Behavior/ Fall 2014
Instructor: Dr. Debbie Schlenoff
[email protected] (Please include 132 or animal behavior in
Office: 15A Klamath
Office hours: Mondays 1:30-2:30 and by appointment
Bi 132 Project Proposal
See last two pages for Proposal forms to fill out and submit on due dates.
Initial Project Proposal Form due 10/17 in discussion section.
Finalized Project Proposal Form due 10/24.
I. Initial Proposal: Read up on your animal. Make
Discussion Section Time: 10 AM ON FRIDAY
Initial Project Proposal Form Bring to discussion section on 10/17.
Choose a type of animal to observe: SQUIRRELS
It will be easier to formulate meaningful questions and hypotheses if you know
November 21, 2014
Optimal Risky Business
The powerful lure of food is something that squirrels on the University of Oregon
campus are quite familiar with because it acts as a catalyst for human interaction. Students
QUESTION SET 2 RESPONSES
1. What is meant by aggressive mimicry? Give an example of an animal that uses aggressive mimicry.
Aggressive mimicry is when an animal mimics something in order to lure in potential prey. An
example of this