This course introduces a wide range of biological phenomena determined or affected by biological clocks and the related research systems and methodologies. The course is given in English and includes frontal lectures, guest lectures, and student presentations.
The course presents an integrative multi-level approach to the scientific study of animal behavior in a natural ecologically relevant context. Animal behavior is influenced by genes, the environment, and the interaction between genes and the environment. In order to fully understand behavior it is therefore necessary to know both the mechanisms underlying behavior, its adaptive value, and the evolutionary processes that shaped behavior over time. In the course we will learn that behavior is an integral part of animal adaptation to its environment.Read more about Animal Behavior