Courses / Modules / BIOL3072 Behavioural Ecology

Behavioural Ecology

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 6
Module lead
Judith Lock
Academic year

Module overview

Behavioural ecology considers the evolutionary pressures that shape behaviour. This module will explore animal behaviours from evolutionary biology and population ecological perspectives. Each week, lectures will consider a different behavioural ecology topic, to be discussed in more detail in accompanying weekly seminars. Throughout the module, students will keep an individual notebook/log/journal, sharing their notes and reflections with other students during seminars as part of group discussions to expand their personal learning network. Each student will write a research proposal for a behavioural ecology research project of their own devising, requiring them to consider the relevant background information, appropriate methodology and to budget the costs of their proposed project.

Linked modules

Pre-requisite: BIOL2039