Introduction to Animal Behaviour

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Обучение бесплатное
Certificate
Сертификация платная
Duration
3 месяца
О курсе

Do you want to understand how and why animals behave the way they do, and how we test hypotheses about behaviour scientifically? This biology and life sciences course provides an introduction to the complexities of wild animal behaviour, and how it is studied.

Over six weeks, learners will explore the various behaviours animals adopt in order to meet the challenges of their daily lives. We begin with how animals learn and communicate with each other, then move on to discuss how they find food, avoid predators, choose their mates, and rear their offspring.

This course is aimed at anyone looking to broaden their understanding of animal behaviour beyond nature documentaries or a typical high school education. No previous knowledge is required, only curiosity and enthusiasm for the subject.

This course is taught by three top-researchers of Wageningen University & Research, a top-ranked university. Prof. Marc Naguib is professor and chair of the behavioural ecology group and shares his fascination for birds behaviour as they are incredibly mobile and have an amazing repertoire of behaviour. Dr. James Savage is currently a postdoctoral fellow at University College Cork, where he is studying the social behavior of birds across different habitats in a fragmented landscape. Dr. Lysanne Snijders shares her passion for social dynamics of animal populations.

Программа
Introduction to Animal Behaviour
Explore the amazing range and complexity of wild animal behaviour. Discover how animals learn, communicate, find food, avoid predators, and interact socially.
Introduction to Animal Behaviour
Explore the amazing range and complexity of wild animal behaviour. Discover how animals learn, communicate, find food, avoid predators, and interact socially.
Что Вы изучите?
  • Key concepts to understand animal behaviour
  • The fascinating range and complexity of behaviour in animals
  • How scientific hypotheses are developed and tested
  • How animals learn and communicate
  • Animals' reproductive behaviour
  • How animals function socially
Лекторы
Marc Naguib
Marc Naguib
Professor and Chair, Behavioural Ecology Wageningen University & Research
Marc is a Professor of Behavioural Ecology and chair of the Behavioural Ecology group at Wageningen University. He received his PhD in 1995 from the University of North Carolina, and has since worked at the University of Bielefeld and the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW). Marc is executive editor of the journal Advances in the Study of Behavior.
James Savage
James Savage
Postdoctoral Fellow University College Cork
James was a postdoctoral researcher within the Behavioural Ecology group at Wageningen University & Research. He received his PhD in 2014 from the University of Cambridge. James is currently a postdoctoral fellow at University College Cork, where he is studying the social behaviour of birds across different habitats in a fragmented landscape.
Lysanne Snijders
Lysanne Snijders
Postdoctoral researcher, Social & Spatial Behaviour Wageningen University & Research
Lysanne received her PhD in 2016 from Wageningen University, and now works as postdoctoral researcher within the Behavioural Ecology group.
Платформа
EdX
Эта платформа предоставляет все курсы бесплатно. Авторами выступают топовые университеты и корпорации, которые стараются удерживать стандарты качества. За несоблюдение дедлайнов, невыполнение домашнего задания студенты теряют баллы. Как и в других платформах, лекционные видео чередуются с практическими заданиями. Обучение проводится на английском, китайском, испанском, французском и хинди.