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300005 SE Arthropod Behavioral Ecology (2022S)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work

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Details

max. 30 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Preliminary meeting with discussion of the mode and content of the seminar on March 2 from 11:30 to 12:15; first regular unit is on March 9, 11:30 to 13:00

Wednesday 02.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1.6, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.011, Ebene 1
Wednesday 09.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1.6, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.011, Ebene 1
Wednesday 16.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1.6, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.011, Ebene 1
Wednesday 23.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1.6, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.011, Ebene 1
Wednesday 30.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1.6, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.011, Ebene 1
Wednesday 06.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1.6, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.011, Ebene 1
Wednesday 27.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1.6, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.011, Ebene 1
Wednesday 04.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1.6, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.011, Ebene 1
Wednesday 11.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1.6, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.011, Ebene 1
Wednesday 18.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1.6, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.011, Ebene 1
Wednesday 25.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1.6, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.011, Ebene 1
Wednesday 01.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1.6, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.011, Ebene 1
Wednesday 08.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1.6, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.011, Ebene 1
Wednesday 15.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1.6, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.011, Ebene 1
Wednesday 22.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1.6, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.011, Ebene 1
Wednesday 29.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1.6, Biologie Djerassiplatz 1, 1.011, Ebene 1

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Behavioral Ecology combines ideas from ecology, evolution and behaviour, and emerged from schools of thought developed primarily in the 1960s & 1970s. The overall objective of Behavioral Ecology is studying the adaptive significance of behavior and how it contributes to survival and reproductive success of an individual. This seminar places emphasis on the behavioral ecology of arthropods, that is, uses arthropod case studies to illustrate the major concepts of behavioral ecology. Course objective is to better understand how particular behavior patterns contribute, in general, to an animal's chances of survival and its reproductive success and, in particular, to the tremendous success of arthropods (especially insects, spiders and mites) as life form.

Assessment and permitted materials

Active participation in discussion (1/3) and presentation (2/3)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

75% attendance and presentation are mandatory to successfully accomplish the seminar

Examination topics

Reading list

Alcock, J. (2013). Animal Behavior, an Evolutionary Approach. 10th Ed., Sinauer Associates.
Begon, M., Harper, J.L. & Townsend, C.R. (1996). Ecology, 3rd edition. Blackwell Science.
Bekoff, M. (ed) (2004). Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior. Greenwood Press.
Davies, N.B., Krebs, J.R. & West, S.A. (2012). An Introduction to Behavioural Ecology, 4th Edition. Wiley-Blackwell.
Goodenough, J., McGuire, B., Wallace, R.A. (2001). Perspectives on Animal Behavior. 2nd edition. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Krebs, J.R. & Davies, N.B. (1997). Behavioural Ecology, 4th Edition. Blackwell Science.
Price, P.W., Denno, R.F., Eubanks, M.D., Finke, D.L., Kaplan, I. (2011). Insect Ecology. Behavior, Populations and Communities. Cambridge University Press
Rubenstein, D. & Alcock, J. (2018). Animal Behavior. 11th Edition, Sinauer Associates.
Westneat, D.R. & Fox, C.W. (2010). Evolutionary Behavioral Ecology. Oxford University Press.

Association in the course directory

WZB, UF BU 10

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