Universität Wien FIND

300142 SE Arthropod Behavioral Ecology (2017S)

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

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 30 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Registration

Wednesday 08.03. 11:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum 3
Wednesday 15.03. 11:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum 3
Wednesday 22.03. 11:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum 3
Wednesday 29.03. 11:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum 3
Wednesday 05.04. 11:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum 3
Wednesday 26.04. 11:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum 3
Wednesday 03.05. 11:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum 3
Wednesday 10.05. 11:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum 3
Wednesday 17.05. 11:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum 3
Wednesday 24.05. 11:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum 3
Wednesday 31.05. 11:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum 3
Wednesday 07.06. 11:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum 3
Wednesday 14.06. 11:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum 3
Wednesday 21.06. 11:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum 3
Wednesday 28.06. 11:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum 3

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. (2001). Animal Behavior, an evolutionary approach. 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

Westneat, D.R. & Fox, C.W. (2010). Evolutionary Behavioral Ecology. Oxford University Press.

Association in the course directory

WZB, B-WZB, UF BU 10

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