Life Sciences

Animal Behavioural Ecology

Module code: C1020
Level 5
15 credits in autumn teaching
Teaching method: Lecture, Tutorial, Class
Assessment modes: Coursework, Unseen examination

The module will cover the evolution and ecology of the behaviour of non-human animals. The module will introduce key concepts and methods for studying the evolution of animal beahviour, such as optimisation modelling and game theory then apply them to specific areas such as foraging, animal contests, alternative strategies and social behaviour.

Module learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of major concepts and methods currently used to understand behavioural ecology
  • Use this knowledge and understanding to describe, comment upon, synthesize and sustain arguments about particular aspects of current research in the discipline
  • Communicate the results of study accurately and reliably, and with structured and coherent arguments