ETHOLOGY

Second cycle degree in EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: First Semester

Lecturer: ANDREA AUGUSTO PILASTRO

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Prerequisites: Good knowledge in evolutionary biology, ecology, genetics, and zoology (advanced undergraduate course level)
Examination methods: Written test (multiple choice questions, open questions)
Course unit contents: Main topics will regard the link between animal behavior ecology and evolution, the development and control of behaviour: genes environment and neural mechanisms, the evolution of animal signals, adaptive responses to predators, foraging behaviour and optimality models, reproductive behaviour: male and female tactics, mating systems, parental care, sperm competition and sexual selection, sexual conflict, social behavior, kin selection.