BIOL 4362

Behavioural Ecology and Cognitive Ethology

(Lab Required) (Formerly ZOOL 4280, 022.428) Examines proximate and ultimate questions relating to mating and parental behaviour, communication, social parasitism and animal intellect to provide insight into the intimate relationship between behavioural evolution and the environment. Laboratory and field exercises complement major topics considered in lectures. Not to be held with the former 022.448. Prerequisite: BIOL 3360 (ZOOL 3100, 022.310), or the former 022.343 (C); or consent of department.

Winter 2018 section

Lecture section

  • A01
    Instructors: James F Hare
    CRN: 56096
    Lecture Location: 418 Machray Hall
    Dates: January 03 – April 06
    Slot 5: 10:00 AM–11:15 AM, Tu.Th.
    Laboratory Location: 110 Biological Sciences
    Dates: January 03 – April 06
    Time: 2:30 PM–5:15 PM, M.

Important Dates

December 11 – December 21: Fall Term Exam Period (includes tests and midterm exams for Fall/Winter Term classes)

December 22 – January 1: Winter Holiday (University Closed)

Upcoming Seminars

General seminar: Jennifer Sojka, MSc Defense: “Proximate and ultimate causes of personality in a non-aggressive, African ground squirrel” — Friday, December 15 at 10 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Karen Dunmall PhD Oral Defense: “Pacific salmon in the Canadian Arctic Indicators of Change” — Tuesday, December 19 at 10 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Matthew Doering, PhD Proposal: “Adding spice to fungicides: Discovery of novel genes operating in specialised metabolite biosynthesis in Piper spp. (Piperaceae)” — Wednesday, December 20 at 11 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Jared Field, MSc Defense: “Alternative splicing of Bnip3 modulates calcium signals to prevent mitochondrail-dependent cell death and regulate gene expression” — Wednesday, December 20 at 1 p.m., 201 BSB.