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ENV 541 Behavioral Ecology

Prerequisites: ENV 501, 502 and 505, or permission of the instructor. (3 credits) 

This course introduces students to the principles of behavioral ecology. The theoretical context of the course is the role of natural selection in the evolution of intra- and interspecific behaviors. The focus of investigation includes foraging, predator-prey relationships, habitat utilization, sociality and kinship, sexual selection and parental investment.