Bio 240 -- Animal Behavior -- Spring 2011

Prof. J. Brown -- Science 1204, x3096, brownj(at)grinnell.edu

Regular office hours: Mon 3-4 pm , Tues 11-noon and 2-3 pm, Thurs 9-10 am and 1-2 pm. Please contact me by email for appointments at other times, after consulting my online calendar

Syllabus (pdf)


Assignments (including links to readings):

Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8

Week 9 (mostly lost to illness)
Week10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14 and finals week


Powerpoint lectures:

Week1 (1/24-26)
Week2 (1/31-2/4)
Week3 (2/7-2/11)
Week4 (2/14-18)
Week 5 (2/22-2/26)
Week 6 (3/1-3/3)
Week 7 (3/7-3/11)
Week 8 (3/14-18)
Week10 (4/11-15) - Social behavior
Week 12 (4/22-29) - Sexual selection and mating
Week 13-14 (5/6-5-9) -- Parental Care

Old Exams

Please note that a different textbook was used in 2008, so use these to see the STYLE rather than necessarily the specific CONTENT of the exams.

2008 Exam 1
2008 Exam 2
2008 Exam 3
2010 Quiz 1
2010 Quiz 2
2010 Quiz 3
2010 Exam 1
2010 Exam 2

Resources

Coursesmart resources for Alcock's textbook

Arkive.org -- A digital database of movies and pictures of animals

Macauley Library of Digital sound and video -- lots of good bird stuff from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Raven -- sound analysis program

JWatcher -- event recorder


Animal Behavior Society -- look on the right for posting on summer research internships!