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Lecture 16

BIO SCI 94 Lecture Notes - Lecture 16: Ovulation, Anisogamy, Homing Pigeon


Department
Biological Sciences
Course Code
BIO SCI 94
Professor
Nancy Burley
Lecture
16

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Cenozoic radiations
Numerous orders of mammals survived K/T extinction
Adaptive radiation included filling large dino niches
Ex. herbivores, large predators
Class: Mammals
Hair, fur
Mammary glands
Complex dentition
Monotremes, Marsupials, Eutherians
Behavior Ecology is the study of how and why organisms respond to stimuli in their
environment
Some topics include:
Finding food
Place to live
Cooperation
Kin selection
Communication
Sexual selection
Proximate causation: how questions
Ex. how does a homing pigeon find its way home?
Ultimate causation: why questions
Ex. Why does a homing pigeon return to the same place?
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