Behaviour Ecology

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Department
Biological Sciences
Course
BIOA02H3
Professor
Kamini Persaud
Semester
Winter

Description
Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology Ethology: Study of animal behaviour from an evolutionary prospective. Niko Timbergen discovered the idea of Ethology, he asked and answered the question why? Proximate: mechanisms, the HOW Ultimate: causes, the WHY Scientists use many ways to see why organisms do what they do, for example: Deprivation Experiments: what is genetically coded and what is learned from the environment Genetic Experiments: selective and inter breeding, gene knockouts Genetic control does not have the external environment to rely on, not as flexible. Learning from the environment is more flexible, but it is vulnerable to making mistakes or incorrect info. Even genetically co
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