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 Date

April 9 – April 23: Winter Term Exam Period (includes final exams for Fall/Winter Term classes)

Upcoming Seminars

General seminar: Riikka Kinnunen - PhD Proposal: “The Ecology of Urban Wildlife: How do Species Respond to Rapid Environmental Change?” — Tuesday, May 1 at 9 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Chloe Schmidt, PhD Proposal: “Microevolution in rapidly changing environments” — Wednesday, May 2 at 10 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Kamaldeep Chhoker, MSc. Defense: “Effects of canopy cover and pH on polyketide synthase gene transcription in Cladonie stygia and the polyketides produced in natural conditions.” — Thursday, May 3 at 1 p.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Lisa Hoogenboom, PhD Proposal: “Nitrogen movement across the intestine of elasmoranchs” — Tuesday, May 22 at 10 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.