PřF:Bi8060 Behav. ecol. - Course Information
Bi8060 Behavioral ecologyFaculty of Science
- Extent and Intensity
- 2/0/0. 2 credit(s) (plus 2 credits for an exam). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught partially online.
- doc. Mgr. Tomáš Bartonička, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Jan Zukal, Dr., MBA (lecturer)
- Guaranteed by
- doc. Mgr. Tomáš Bartonička, Ph.D.
Department of Botany and Zoology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: doc. Mgr. Jan Zukal, Dr., MBA
Supplier department: Department of Botany and Zoology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
- Mon 10:00–11:50 D32/329
- Prerequisites (in Czech)
- Bi6083 Bachelor State Exam in ecological and evolutionary biology && Bi8130 Ethology && Bi5080 Basics of ecology && Bi1030 Inverteb. phylog. & divers. && Bi2090 Verteb. phylog. & divers.
- Course Enrolment Limitations
- The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
- fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
- Zoology (programme PřF, N-ZOL)
- Course objectives
- Main objective of Behavioural ecology course is making students aware of adaptive importnace of behaviour and its impact on individual survival and maximalization of inclusive fitness. Moreover, to study influence of ecological conditions on behaviour changes. Behavioural ecology is the synergic research of behaviour, ecology and evolution.
- Learning outcomes
- - to identify fundamental factors influencing adaptive differences in animal behaviour; - to design and test a model of animal economic decision; - to evaluate the state of adaptations in evolutionary arm-race; - to apply the models of competititon to animal behaviour; - to analyze benefits and costs of social behaviour; - to explain the conflicts between behavioral strategies of animals and to test their evolutionary stability; - to describe a form of sexual selection and the level of subsequent parental care.
- 1. Evolution of adaptations in behavior 2. Survival and reproductive success of the animals 3. Economic decisions in behavior 4. Interaction predator vs. prey 5. Intra- and inter.specific competition, individual differences 6. Sexual selection, evolution of reproductive strategies. Sperm competition 7. Parental investment 8. Evolution of signals
- Behavioural ecology :an evolutionary approach. Edited by J. R. Krebs - N. B. Davies. 4th ed. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell Publishing, 1997. viii, 456. ISBN 0-86542-731-3. info
- Teaching methods
- Lectures and personal presentation of project incl. group project.
- Assessment methods
- Lectures. Oral exam.
- Language of instruction
- Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
- Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
General note: Předmět je povinný pro vertebratology.
Credit evaluation note: 2+2 se Zk povinné jen pro vertebratology.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Studenti vybírají podle zaměření diplomové práce, povinný pro vertebratology
- Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
- Enrolment Statistics (recent)
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