BIOA01. Life on Earth: Unifying Principals. A lecture and laboratory course providing an overview of the origins and cellular basis of life, genetics and molecular biology, evolution and the diversity of microorganisms.
I teach the first module of this course: Evolutionary Biology. I will next teach this class in Fall 2016.
BIOB51 Evolutionary Biology: Students learn about development of evolutionary theory, maintenance of genetic variation, mechanisms of evolutionary change, adaptation, and current research topics in evolution.
BIOC54 Animal Behaviour: Survey of the study of animal behaviour, emphasis on understanding behavioural patterns in the context of evolutionary theory. Topics include sexual selection, parental care, social behaviour, conflict and hypothesis testing in behavioural research.
BIOD53 Special Topics in Behavioural Ecology: An exploration of current topics in the field of Behavioural Ecology (the study of the evolutionary and ecological influences on animal behaviour). Topics may include sexual selection and conflict, social behaviour, communication, and behavioural mechanisms. Emphasis will be on current research and the quantitative and qualitative reasoning underlying behavioural ecological theory. BIOD53_syllabus, 2015
Taught every Spring semester, I next teach this class in Winter 2016.
I team-teach the following courses in the Graduate Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Instructors: Andrade, Welch,Fitzpatrick, Lovejoy (course leader)
This graduate course introduces students to different approaches to studying questions in ecology and evolutionary biology, using the study of animal behaviour as a central theme. The course is organized in several modules, each at a different level of analysis. The emphasis will be on the utility of integrative approaches in each field. Students will gain an appreciation for the diversity of questions and methodologies in current research in each area. At the completion of the course, students should have the basic tools necessary to consider and pursue new approaches to their own research questions.
Looking for teaching resources related to Andrade lab research?
These links may be helpful:
- Media (with powerpoint slides)
- Terminal Investment
- Spider reproductive Biology
- Redback spider clicker case