BIONB 3230

BIONB 3230

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

This course provides hands-on experience with modern methods for studying animal behavior both in the field and in the laboratory. Class projects will be complemented with a series of workshops and demonstrations of methods. Topics include experimental design, animal tracking, animal color analysis, sound analysis, chemical analysis, capture/marking methods, determining relatedness, measuring social behavior, and behavioral statistics in R.

When Offered Fall (offered in alternate years).

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: 15 students.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: BIONB 2210.

Distribution Category (PBS-AS)

  • Provide students with hands-on experience in designing experiments to test hypotheses about animal behavior that they have heard about in lecture courses.
  • Provide students with hands-on experience designing field and lab studies with the eventual statistics in mind and then using those statistics on data they themselves have gathered.
  • Expose students to a diversity of devices and techniques for animal behavior research including tracking, color measurement, sound recording and analysis, video recording and analysis, and olfactory signal analysis.
  • Provide students with detailed mentoring and feedback on the writing of scientific reports based on their own data and analyses.
  • Expose students to the excitement and appeal of field and lab research on animal behavior.

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory.

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17006 BIONB 3230   LEC 001

  • 17007 BIONB 3230   LAB 401