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Biological Sciences
Course
BISC 110
Professor
Joan Sharp
Semester
Spring

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BISC 102, D202 | Tutorial Write up Michelle Le #301201168 Simon Fraser University TA: Christina Gulbransen March 2013 Behavioral ecology studies the evolutionary basis for animal behaviour, what an  animal does and how it does it, and often reviews the survival and reproductive value of  behaviour.  A particular behaviour that seems to contradict a fundamental concept of  animal behaviour is altruism, in which “animals behave in ways that reduce their  individual fitness and increase the fitness of the recipient of the behaviour” (Christina  Gulbransen 2013).  Altruism could be an evolutionary adaptive trait if we consider  inclusive fitness, a term used to describe the total amount of alleles an individual  contributes to the next gen
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