Animal Behaviour: Recording and Analysis


An understanding of animal behaviour is important for the management and conservation of a wide variety of animals. Students on this course will learn to: (i) address questions in biodiversity and conservation within a behavioural framework; (ii) record the behaviour of animals in the field and laboratory using appropriate techniques; (iii) analyse behavioural data using dedicated software and appropriate statistical methods; (iv) interpret and present the results of behavioural analyses.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe the application of animal behaviour in conservation

  2. Design and carry out a robust behavioural study under field or laboratory conditions, having regard to sampling design and ethical considerations

  3. Analyse behavioural data using appropriate software and statistical techniques

  4. Interpret and clearly present the results of behavioural studies

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