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Fall 2010-2011
* EEB 323   No Pass/D/Fail

Integrative Dynamics of Animal Behavior

Iain D. Couzin

This course will explore the fundamental principles that underline the evolution and mechanism of animal behavior. Animal behavior naturally crosses scales and disciplinary boundaries. This course will integrate our understanding of behavior with information from neuroscience, evolution, physiology, genetics, and the biology of complex systems.

Sample reading list:
Simpson, S.J. and Raubenheimer, D., Integrative Behavior
Danchin, E., Giraldeau, L-A. & Cezilly, F. (Eds)., Behavioural Ecology: An Evolutionary Perspective on Behaviou
Carew, T.J., Behavioral Neurobiology: the Cellular Organization of Natur

Reading/Writing assignments:
Weekly readings. Original papers will also be discussed.

Mid Term Exam - 25%
Final Exam - 40%
Papers - 20%
Class/Precept Participation - 15%

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
23565 L01 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm M W   Lewis Library   134   Enrolled:23 Limit:31
P01 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm Th   Lewis Library   117   Enrolled:0 Limit:16
P02 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm T   Guyot Hall   100   Enrolled:0 Limit:16