SBCC ZOOL 140 - Lect 03 - methods, strategies, evolution (2 pages)

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Santa Barbara City College
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Zool 140 - Animal Behavior
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Animal Behavior 1 Strategies Tactics Game Theory Evolution Methods of Study Observational Experimental Comparative Strategies Tactics Strategy a plan of action in which you define your goals and decide the means by which you ll meet those goals Tactic an action or sequence of actions you use to achieve your strategical goals 1 single optimum strategy everyone in a group or species uses the same strategy 2 alternative competing strategies multiple different strategies within a single group A fixed no choice options are pre determined for the life of the individual B plastic choice individuals choose which strategy to adopt and are not permanently fixed in each individual Evolution Biological evolution A change in the genetic make up of a population or species over generations The accumulation of many genetic changes results eventually in visible differences in the population or species Evidence for evolution 1 fossil record 2 homologies similarity of structures of different organisms as a result of their evolution from a common ancestor A anatomy B embryology and development C molecular Phylogeny evolutionary history of a lineage 3 empirical data Animal Behavior 2 multigenerational experiments and observation


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