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Quantitative topics in Animal Behavior


Quantitative topics in Animal Behavior

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Undergraduate computer lab designed to teach quantitative thinking in the context of Animal Behavior.  Ideally, this lab would be taught as a supplement to a concurrent lecture course.  Students are assumed to have completed one year of undergraduate calculus, and an introductory statistics class is useful.Topics include bird song analysis (spectrograms), stochastic movement (diffusion and biased random walks), optimization of foraging strategies, evolutionary stable strategies (ess), spatial... More
Material Type: Online Course
Technical Format: Mathcad
Date Added to MERLOT: April 17, 2009
Date Modified in MERLOT: April 17, 2009
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Submitter: Eric Leaver
Keywords: spectrogram, modeling, ess, Animal Behavior, mathcad, quantitative, computer lab, biology


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Primary Audience: College Upper Division
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Mathcad (version 13 or higher)

Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: yes
Accessiblity Information Available: unsure
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