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Behavioural Ecology

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Kod przedmiotu: WB.INS-6 Kod Erasmus / ISCED: (brak danych) / (0511) Biologia
Nazwa przedmiotu: Behavioural Ecology
Jednostka: Instytut Nauk o Środowisku
Grupy: Ecology and evolution, 1st year - optional: Behavioural Ecol. or Evol. and Physiol. Animal Ecol.
Ecology and evolution: obligatory courses for the first year of study
Kursy w języku angielskim dla studentów programu Erasmus+ (Wydział Biologii)
Punkty ECTS i inne: 4.00
Język prowadzenia: angielski

Zajęcia w cyklu "Semestr letni 2018/2019" (zakończony)

Okres: 2019-02-23 - 2019-06-14
Wybrany podział planu:


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Typ zajęć: Ćwiczenia, 20 godzin więcej informacji
Wykład, 30 godzin więcej informacji
Koordynatorzy: Zofia Prokop
Prowadzący grup: Paulina Kosztyła, Zofia Prokop
Lista studentów: (nie masz dostępu)
Zaliczenie: Egzamin
Efekty kształcenia:

(tylko po angielsku) Knowledge:

Students:

- Know basics of the research program of behavioral ecology;

- Appreciate the diversity of animal behaviours;

- Have a basic knowledge on physiological (sensory, neurological, endocrine) processes underlying behaviour;

- Have a basic understanding of behavioural genetics;

-Understand the importance of integrating genetics, physiology, ecology and evolution with the study of animal behaviour;

-Understand the inter-dependence of animal behaviour and evolution (behaviour as an evolving trait; behaviour as a factor affecting the evolution of other traits by modulating the environment);

- understand the applications of behavioural ecology in the areas of conservation biology and understanding human behaviour.


Practical skills:


Students:

- Can retrieve retrieve information on a given topic using scientific databases;

- Read comprehensively scientific papers concerning behavioural ecology and are able to discuss their content;

- Carry out a simple behavioural observations and present their results;


Social competence:

Students:

- Can cooperate with other students for planning, carrying out, analysing and reporting research projects;

- Understand the need for applying rigorous scientific methodology to research and for skepticism and caution when interpreting the results.

Wymagania wstępne:

(tylko po angielsku) Basic knowledge of general animal physiology, ecology and evolutionary biology, at least at the BSc. level with biology

Forma i warunki zaliczenia:

(tylko po angielsku) Conditions of passing practical classes and getting admission to the final exam:

- active participation in classes

- preparing the requested presentations and reports


Conditions of passing the course:

- obtaining - ≥50% of the total score available for the final exam

Metody sprawdzania i kryteria oceny efektów kształcenia uzyskanych przez studentów:

(tylko po angielsku) - Evaluation of the ability to retrieve scientific literature during practical classes;

- Oral presentation of a research paper, evaluating the ability to comprehensively read and refer scientific literature

- Tutored work during field practicals, evaluating the ability to carry out field observations;

- Written reports of field practicals, evaluating the ability to present the results and conclusions of behavioural observations;

- Self-assessment within groups (each student is asked to evaluate their own and their colleagues’ work during group projects), evaluating teamwork and collaboration skills.

- Written final exam will evaluate (1) learned knowledge on the topics presented during the lectures and (2) the ability to comprehensively read a scientific text. The exam will consist of three parts: (1) multiple choice test, (2) open questions, and (3) reading exercise (the students will have to read a ca. 2-pages long fragment of a scientific review paper concerning behavioural ecology and answer a set of questions regarding its content)

Metody dydaktyczne:

(tylko po angielsku) - Lectures: 2hrs x 15 weeks;

- Practical classes: 20hrs / semester (computer, lab and field exercises, students’ presentations of scientific papers and projects’ results);

- Preparing an oral presentation based on a scientific research paper (individual work);

- Carrying out a research project and preparing an oral presentation of results and conclusions (independent work in groups of 2-3 students)

- Preparing a written report of field observations (independent work in groups of 2-3 students)

- Individual or group consultations (instructors will be available for the students at least 1 hour/week).

Bilans punktów ECTS:

(tylko po angielsku) - Participation in lectures: 30 hrs;

- Participation in practical classes: 20 hrs;

Individual and team work during the semester including:

- carrying out projects, preparation of presentations and reports for practical classes: 40 hrs;

- Individual consultations: 2 hrs;

- Preparation for the final exam: 10 hrs

TOTAL: 102 hrs

Pełny opis:

Lectures:

- Research design and research methods used in behavioural ecology;

- Evolution of behaviour and the influence of behaviour on evolution;

- Senses and sense organs;

- Food acquisition;

- Sex; sexual selection and conflict;

- Mating systems;

- Parental care;

- Animal communication and social behaviours,

- Migrations,

- Human behavioural ecology,

- The use of behavioural data for nature conservation.

Practical classes and individual work:

- Retrieving scientific information;

- Research design in behavioural ecology;

- Carrying out behavioural ecology research: (1) short projects planned by the students themselves during earlier classes and (2) observations of breeding behaviour of birds in seminatural habitat;

- Analysis and presentation of behavioural data

Literatura:

Required Texts and readings

Krebs&Davies „An introduction to behavioural ecology”

Suggested Readings:

Primary literature in journals: Animal Behaviour, Behavioural Ecology, Proceedings of the Royal Society series B, Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology, Behaviour, Current Biology, Nature, Science, PNAS. (SEARCH USING WEB OF SCIENCE IN ISI Web of Knowledge: http://apps.isiknowledge.com/)

Zajęcia w cyklu "Semestr letni 2019/2020" (jeszcze nie rozpoczęty)

Okres: 2020-02-24 - 2020-06-14
Wybrany podział planu:


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Typ zajęć: Ćwiczenia, 20 godzin więcej informacji
Wykład, 30 godzin więcej informacji
Koordynatorzy: Zofia Prokop
Prowadzący grup: Paulina Kosztyła, Zofia Prokop
Lista studentów: (nie masz dostępu)
Zaliczenie: Egzamin
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