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Programa - O que você aprenderá com este curso

Semana
1
Horas para completar
3 horas para concluir

Introduction to animal behaviour

In week one of the course, we will introduce the topic of animal behaviour from an evolutionary perspective and explain the importance of asking the right questions about what, how or why animals are behaving. You will learn how to differentiate between proximate and ultimate causes of behaviour and discover some of the methods researchers employ to answer questions about behaviour scientifically. These lectures will form the foundation for topics to come in the later weeks, so please take the time to watch them. ...
Reading
5 videos (Total 62 min), 3 leituras, 1 teste
Video5 videos
2. Asking the right questions13min
3. Correlation, experimentation and comparison14min
4. Tools for studying behaviour15min
5. Natural selection and behavioural adaptations14min
Reading3 leituras
Start of course survey10min
Week one outline5min
Week one resourcesmin
Quiz1 exercícios práticos
Week one quiz - practice20min
Semana
2
Horas para completar
2 horas para concluir

Genes, environments and learning

In week two of the course, we explore the developmental basis of behaviour, focussing on the roles that genes and the environment play in shaping behaviour. Because all behaviours are the product of interactions between genes and the environment, the oft-used term "Nature or Nurture" is unhelpful - there is no such thing as a behaviour that is purely genetically or environmentally determined. The interplay between variable genes and a variable environment helps explain behavioural variation: depending on how and when they interact, different outcomes are possible. Learning provides animals with a mechanism to adjust behaviour adaptively based on experience...
Reading
3 videos (Total 46 min), 2 leituras, 1 teste
Video3 videos
2. How do genetic and environmental influences shape behaviour?18min
3. Learning behaviour17min
Reading2 leituras
Week two outline10min
Week two resourcesmin
Quiz1 exercícios práticos
Week 2 quiz - graded20min
Semana
3
Horas para completar
3 horas para concluir

Finding food and avoiding predators

Week three of the course will look at factors that influence how individuals make decisions as they go about their day to day lives, particularly around finding food and avoiding predators. We will introduce the use of mathematical models for predicting how animals will behave under certain circumstances. We also consider how interactions between predators and prey can lead to co-evolutionary 'arms races'....
Reading
6 videos (Total 93 min), 2 leituras, 1 teste
Video6 videos
2. Foraging and optimality11min
3. Resource Competition22min
4. Animal contests & game theory19min
5. Anti-predator behaviour12min
6. Predators vs prey: evolutionary arms races14min
Reading2 leituras
Week three outline10min
Week three resourcesmin
Quiz1 exercícios práticos
Week three quiz - graded20min
Semana
4
Horas para completar
3 horas para concluir

Communication

This week, we consider the topic of animal communication. We explore some of the different modalities (visual, auditory, olfactory, electrosensory and tactile) animals use to communicate with each other, and the abiotic (structural) and biotic (predators, parasites) challenges animals face in transmitting their signals. We discuss the difference between signals and cues, and reflect on under what circumstances natural selection might favour signals that are honest or deceptive....
Reading
5 videos (Total 69 min), 2 leituras, 1 teste
Video5 videos
2. Communication and signal design16min
3. Signal reliability - what keeps signals honest?13min
4. Deceptive signals: mimicry and sensory exploitation13min
5. Eavesdropping13min
Reading2 leituras
Week four outline10min
Week four resourcesmin
Quiz1 exercícios práticos
Week four quiz - graded20min

Instrutores

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Raoul Mulder

Associate Professor
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Mark Elgar

Professor of Evolutionary Biology
Department of Zoology

Sobre The University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne is an internationally recognised research intensive University with a strong tradition of excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement. Established in 1853, it is Australia's second oldest University....

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