Where weve come so far Animal Behavior Core

Where weve come so far Animal Behavior Core

Where weve come so far Animal Behavior Core Concepts: Tinbergens four categories of explanation Proximate and ultimate Individual, kin, and group selection Genes and experience Correlation versus causation

Constraints on Evolution Animal Behavior methodologies Experimental Design; Ethics; Avoiding the Deadly Sins Where weve come so far Animal Behavior Core Concepts Common Assumptions that Need Correcting:

Assuming evolution and natural selection are directional or purposeful Assuming we know the purpose of a phenotype (or why it evolved) Anthropomorphic assumptions and use of metaphors Assuming animals perceive the world the same way we do (Umwelt) Assuming animals are not affected by our presence Assumptions about sex roles

Where weve come so far Animal Behavior Core Concepts Common Assumptions that Need Correcting Same Genotype, Different Phenotype: Epigenetic effects on behavior Central Dogma Interactions between gene expression, nervous system, endocrine system, and behavior

Single gene effects (e.g., voles) Quantitative trait loci (behaviors affected by multiple genes) Inheritance Epigenetics Phenotypic plasticity Environmental sex determination and sex change

Where weve come so far Animal Behavior Core Concepts Common Assumptions that Need Correcting Same Genotype, Different Phenotype Same Population, Different Phenotype: Ruff male polymorphisms Mating Systems B and C in Behavioral Ecology

Polymorphisms Alternative reproductive strategies Condition-dependent and genetically determined (e.g., Supergene) alternative strategies Maintenance of genetically-determined alternative strategies Developmental flexibility vs. developmental stability Behavioral syndromes (animal personalities)

Where weve come so far Animal Behavior Core Concepts Common Assumptions that Need Correcting Same Genotype, Different Phenotype Same Population, Different Phenotype Same Population, Different Information: Social learning in rats

Single stimulus learning Conditioning Constraints on learning Social learning Teaching Information processing: Stimulus filtering, biased data analysis Information centers

B & C of group living for foraging success Where we are now: Animal Behavior Core Concepts Common Assumptions that Need Correcting Same Genotype, Different Phenotype Same Population, Different Phenotype

Same Population, Different Information Same Population, Different Interests: Conflict between Conspecifics Cooperation Conflict: A behavior or behavioral interaction that is costly to one individual and beneficial

to another individual of the same species. Sexual conflict Intrasexual competition Parent-offspring conflict

Sibling conflict Furness et al. 2015 Case Study: Sexual Cannibalism

in Mantids Concept Mapping Cartooning Methods Interpreting Data

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