Behavioral Ecology 2013

Barry Sinervo

  1997-2013

Department of Ecology and

Evolutionary Biology, UCSC

 

Answer Key to Midterm

The relationship between attendance in lecture (4 samples taken and your score, every 25% absence decreased your score by 1.2/20 or by 6%, so with 4 absences you lost out on 24% total. Notice also that if you had perfect attendance, you did not fail (<10/20). A similar relationship held for Quiz2. I highlight those students in severe danger of failing the class. Lesson please attend lecture such that I can help you assimilate the material.

 

Office Hours:

Barry: Mon 10-11, 1-2, EMS A409, email <lizardrps At gmail DOT com>

Cara: TBA, WED 9:30-10:30 AM, THU 1-2 PM, EMS D318, email <Cthow AT ucsc DOT edu>

Courtenay: TBA  email <Courtenay DOT Ray AT gmail DOT com>

 

Grade is based on Tutorials, Lab Reports, Term Paper, Midterm, Final , Regrades

  

Date

Topic

Readings

(click to download)

Section Activity

Fri 9/27

History and the Method

 

ch.1

 

Mon 9/30

Genes and Behavior

ch.2

The bean selection lab

Read for next weeks section

 

Wed 10/2

Natural and Sexual Selection

ch.3

 READING on Unconcious Selection for the Bean Lab

Fri 10/4

QUIZ and Natural Selection

 

 

Mon 10/7

Levels of Selection

ch.4

Dawkins reading on Genic Selection for READING on Genic Selection for Tutorial

Section 10/5-10/9

Wed 10/9

Speciation Mechanisms

ch.5

 

Fri 10/11

Optimal Foraging

ch.6

 

Mon 10/14

The Ecology of Foraging

ch.7

Game Theory

On xls sheets

Wed 10/16

Games animals play

ch.8

 

Fri 10/18

Games animals play

 

 5 pt. QUIZ ON FRIDAY.

Mon 10/21

Male Strategies and Male Assessment

 ch.9

Animal

Observation

Wed 10/23

Male Strategies and Male Assessment

 

Fri 10/25

MIDTERM

 

 

Mon 10/27

Female Strategies and Mate Choice

ch.10

Reading on:

Anthropomorphism

Discuss Term Paper Ideas

Wed 10/29

Female Strategies and Mate Choice

 

 

Fri 10/31

Mating Systems, Parental Investment, Sexual Conflict

ch.11

 

Mon 11/3

Dispersal, Migration, and Orientation

ch.12

Term Paper Workshop

 

Wed 11/5

Sensory Systems and Communication

ch.13

 

Fri 11/7

More on Mating Systems – Ashley Robart

Many slides per page: OR one slide per page

 

Mon 11/11

Veterans Day – Holiday

 

Term paper draft due to your TAs by email. No Sections this week.  

Wed 11/13

Predator and Prey

ch.14

 

Fri 11/15

Phylogeny, convergent evolution and speciation – Ammon Corl

Many slides per page: OR one slide per page

 

Mon 11/18

Sex Determination and Differentiation

ch.15

Campierio-Cianai et al 2004 Gender Orientation

Wed 11/20

Development, Genes, Environment and Behavior

 

Fri 11/22

Development, Genes, Environment and Behavior

ch.16

 

Mon 11/25

Learning and Cognition

ch.17

 

Wed 11/27

Macroevolution and Phylogeny

ch.18

 

Fri 11/29

THANKSGIVING BREAK

 

 

Mon 12/2

Social Evolution

ch.19

 

Wed 12/4

Human Evolution

ch.20

Term paper due by email to TA  

Fri 12/6

Human Evolution

 

 

Wed 12/9

FINAL: Monday 8-11 am

 

 

 

This page last updated 9/26/13