EEB 425 - Field Skills in Wildlife Behavior
Section: 001
Term: FA 2008
Subject: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB)
Department: LSA Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Requirements & Distribution:
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted for students who have taken or are enrolled in EEB 492.
Lab Fee:
Advisory Prerequisites:
BIOLOGY 162 or 171 and completion or concurrent enrollment in ENVIRON 415.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

In this course, we use field observations and experiments in concert with NRE 415 lectures to examine the problem of how environmental factors influence the ways in which organisms live and behave (natural selection theory). We integrate observation and theory, always in the context of hypothesis testing.

In observing organisms, you will deal with two (2) major problems: (1) How can you decipher exactly what you are seeing, quantify it, and communicate it to others so that they can repeat and expand your observations; and (2) How can you determine the functional significance of each behavior, distinguishing between proximate and ultimate causes, and testing between alternate hypotheses in a rigorous way? In this course, we will be doing animal ethograms to help answer these questions as well as graphing and statistical analyses of data.

EEB 425 - Field Skills in Wildlife Behavior
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001 (LAB)
Th 12:00PM - 4:00PM
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