Teaching

BIOL525 Animal Communication


This course examines factors that have shaped the evolution of animal communication. We focus mainly on the selective forces underlying sexually selected signals used in mate choice and aggressive interactions, with some focus on interspecific communication, such as predator-prey signaling. We discuss how animals vary in the degree to which sender and receiver share a common interest, and explore which contexts favor honesty and deception.

BIOL523 Animal Coloration


This course explores the evolution of coloration in animals, with emphasis on color patterns used for camouflage, prey capture, social signaling, and attracting mates. Lectures focus on the mechanisms for color production, receiver discrimination, and on animal signaling systems.

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