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Animal behavior

BI 213: Week 7

Ian Pfingsten

on 21 May 2012

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Animal behavior Pre-lab questions The following is an example of... Question 1 After viewing the video of the dancing spider, do you think... Question 2 After watching about bower birds, do you think... Question 3 Is the following movement... Question 4 A. Learned behavior

B. Innate behavior A. There is no adaptive advantage to doing the dance.

B. The Ultimate cause of the behavior is because the adaptation is useful and leads to increased fitness.

C. The Proximate cause of the behavior is that the evolutionary history of the behavior can be seen in similarly related organisms.

D. None of the above http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2011/05/05/135963961/dirty-dancing-a-gallant-spider-goes-all-the-way The statement about the birds that have a “passion for interior decorating” is a good example of anthropomorphic explanations rather than causal explanation.

A. True

B. False A. Taxis

B. Kinesis During the day During the night Define ethology Define and give an example of taxis, kinesis, and agonistic behavior. State the possible adaptive significance of each of these behaviors. Propose hypotheses, make predictions, design experiments that test hypotheses, collect and process data, and discuss results. Presents the results of your experiments to your peers. Taxis Kinesis Agonistic in your lab manual, page 677. ecology evolution social organization sensory abilities animal behavior Escape threats Acquire food or mates proximate vs. ultimate causes Stimulus response Fight or flight Defend territory What was your question?
How did you test your hypothesis?
What did you find?
What are the proximate and ultimate causes? 1. List the components of your questions
independent and dependent variables
2. Each person create your own hypothesis
3. Evaluate the hypotheses
are they testable?
do they contain the question components?
4. Build a group hypothesis and make a prediction
what will you measure to answer your question? What will the behavior of brine shrimp be like in an environment with few stimuli? Question Independent variable?
Dependent variable? What responses do you predict?
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