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Animal Behaviour - BIOL328

Communication underpins all social behaviour. Research on animal signalling provides insights into sensory processes, decision making and the factors determining success or failure in the struggle to reproduce. This unit reviews major current issues in the study of animal communication, taking a broadly integrative approach to cover evolution, development, function, and mechanism. Topics include: channels of communication; sensory systems; evolutionary origins; design features of language and communication systems; the problem of intentionality; manipulation; and deception.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

S2 External - Session 2, External ((with on-campus sessions))

Staff Contact(s): Dr Martin Whiting

39cp at 100 level or above including (BIOL208 or BIOL228 or BIOL229 or BIOL257 or BIOL260 or BIOL262Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): BBE305
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Assessed As: Graded
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Department of Biological Sciences

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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