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Behavioral Ecology
Carrying Capacity
Circadian Rhythms
Classical Conditioning
Critical Period
Cultural Learning
Dominance Hierarchy
Drives
Ethology
Fixed Action Patterns
Food Learning
Group living
Imprinting
Instinct
Monogamy
Navigaion
Niche Rule
Parental investment
Pheromones
Polygamy
Releasers
Ritualized Dominance
Sensory
Sexual Communication
Sexual Dimorphism
Sexual Selection
Sign Stimulus
Social Communication
Supernormal Stimuli
Territories
Trial and Error


ANIMAL BEHAVIOR - Animal interactions with surroundings, others and each other.
     Topic Goal - Describe how animal behaviors help organisms to survive.

STAGE 1 - AN INTRODUCTION TO ANIMAL BEHAVIOR
Stage Goals - Distinguish between instints and sensory interactions
  Relate incoming sensory information with triggering releasers
  Compare and contrast releasers with fixed action patterns


A great overview of animal behavior
What is the study of Animal Behavior - and what are the four main question types investigated?

What is Ethology
Interactive video with many examples
Fixed Action Patterns
Instincts



Crash Course - Animal Behavior

Animal Instincts

Goose Fixed Action Pattern

Mugan Explains
Behavior Basics



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DISCUSSION
Animal Behavior ideas

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