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完成時間為 3 小時

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 個視頻(共 62 分鐘), 3 個閱讀材料, 1 個測驗
Video5 個視頻
2. Asking the right questions13分鐘
3. Correlation, experimentation and comparison14分鐘
4. Tools for studying behaviour15分鐘
5. Natural selection and behavioural adaptations14分鐘
Reading3 個閱讀材料
Start of course survey10分鐘
Week one outline5分鐘
Week one resources分鐘
Quiz1 個練習
Week one quiz - practice20分鐘
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完成時間為 2 小時

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 個視頻(共 46 分鐘), 2 個閱讀材料, 1 個測驗
Video3 個視頻
2. How do genetic and environmental influences shape behaviour?18分鐘
3. Learning behaviour17分鐘
Reading2 個閱讀材料
Week two outline10分鐘
Week two resources分鐘
Quiz1 個練習
Week 2 quiz - graded20分鐘
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完成時間為 3 小時

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 個視頻(共 93 分鐘), 2 個閱讀材料, 1 個測驗
Video6 個視頻
2. Foraging and optimality11分鐘
3. Resource Competition22分鐘
4. Animal contests & game theory19分鐘
5. Anti-predator behaviour12分鐘
6. Predators vs prey: evolutionary arms races14分鐘
Reading2 個閱讀材料
Week three outline10分鐘
Week three resources分鐘
Quiz1 個練習
Week three quiz - graded20分鐘
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完成時間(小時)
完成時間為 3 小時

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 個視頻(共 69 分鐘), 2 個閱讀材料, 1 個測驗
Video5 個視頻
2. Communication and signal design16分鐘
3. Signal reliability - what keeps signals honest?13分鐘
4. Deceptive signals: mimicry and sensory exploitation13分鐘
5. Eavesdropping13分鐘
Reading2 個閱讀材料
Week four outline10分鐘
Week four resources分鐘
Quiz1 個練習
Week four quiz - graded20分鐘

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Raoul Mulder

Associate Professor
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Mark Elgar

Professor of Evolutionary Biology
Department of Zoology

關於 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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