Biology 342 Fall 2010
The principles of foraging are common to all animal species, even if the actual behaviors exhibited are very diverse. The foraging process can be though of as a number of decisions made by the forager. These decisions must be made based upon available information, past experience, and neural calculations.
EXTRA READING (not required)
This is one of my favorites! Every year at neuroscience I look to see what new work has been done with this amazing animal. I enjoy this research program because it really considers all 4 of Tinbergen's questions simultaneously (you won't see that in this paper but, read more and you will).
Oct 27th & 29th
STUDENT Who's Who PRESENTATIONS
It is difficult to learn what it is “like” to be a biologist by taking courses in biology. This is true even with the research focus in the courses at Reed College. Luckily, several biologists have written books about their experiences.
Each student will read one book from the list provided. Most of these books are written by an Animal Behavior research, though a few are written about an Animal Behavior researcher. In addition to reading the book, each student will find one primary research paper by the same scientist. Students will then present a brief “Who is Who” revealing the personal and professional information they have learned about these individuals.