Radio 4 ‘In Our Time’: Behavioural Ecology

http://bbc.in/12eFsZP

A nice Melvyn Bragg Radio 4 interview from December 2014 discussing Behavioural Ecology and its history with Steve Jones (Professor of Genetics, UCL), Rebecca Kilner (Professor Evolutionary Biology, University of Cambridge), and John Krebs (Professor of Zoology, University of Oxford).

Including: Tim Burgen’s four questions (causation, development, evolutionary history, function/purpose); behaviour as adaptation; fitness/genetic fitness; Richard Dawkins; innate behaviour/ instinctive behaviour; Lehman; natural selection; game theory; analysis of animal behaviour; evolutionary conflict of interests; exploitation of food/foraging; mating success; mating patterns; etc.

#behaviouralecology

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Londoner. RHS trained Horticulturist. Vegan. BSc (Hons) Zoology with Film Studies.

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