Ch 19: Animal Behavior & Communication

About This Chapter

Watch engaging video lessons to learn more about how animals behave and communicate with each other in the natural world, one of several topics found in the life sciences.

Animal Behavior and Communication - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Even though they might not have language skills like humans do, animals communicate with each other in various ways, and some of that communication is predictable based on what scientists know about animal behavior. In this series of life science lessons on animal behavior and communication, an experienced instructor will lead you through an examination of key concepts, like innate behavior, learned behavior, and circadian rhythm, as well as chemical, electrical, and visual modes of communication. Learning materials also provide you with definitions, explanations, and examples. At the end of this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Define the concepts of innate and learned behavior among animals
  • Explain what carrying capacity is and what contributes to it
  • Discuss circadian rhythm and its role in animal behavior
  • Identify and describe three methods of animal communication

Video Objective
Animal Behavior: Innate vs Learned Discuss the differences between these two types of animal behavior.
Carrying Capacity within Animal Populations Identify factors that support and also limit the number of animals that are sustainable within a group.
The Circadian Rhythm Explain what the circadian rhythm is and what biological functions are affected by it.
How Animals Communicate: Chemical, Visual, and Electrical Signals Discuss the various methods of animal communication.

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