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Discipline Specific Core Concepts is Ecological Core Concepts -- Individuals -- Behavior
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View Resource Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui) butterfly foraging on the invasive spotted knapweed (Centaurea maculosa) in summerer

The butterfly is showing the behavior of foraging for nectar as well as the concept of plant-animal interactions. The flower that the Painted Lady butterfly is foraging on is a invasive species...

View Resource Acorn Foraging as a Means to Explore Human Energetics and Forge Connections to Local Forests

In this article an unusual ecology laboratory/field exercise is described in which students imagine themselves as a group of indigenous woodland people attempting to gather food stores that will...

View Resource A juvenile male Antarctic fur seal (Arctocephalus gazella) on South Georgia Island

The Antarctic fur seal (Arctocephalus gazella) feeds mostly on krill (Euphausia superba). A recent found that fur seals adjust their foraging activity to track the highly variable distribution and...

View Resource A Red Knot foraging for bivalves in mud exhibits its ability to flex the tips of its upper mandible (rhynchokinesis).

Red Knots (Calidris canutus) feed on bivalves that live buried in mud. Using their smart bill tip, Red Knots are able to find such hard-shelled prey very efficiently. Red Knots are highly gregarious,...

View Resource A group of bluehead wrasse (Thalassoma bifasciatum) shoal above a reef at St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.

A group of bluehead wrasse (Thalassoma bifasciatum) shoal (group together) above a reef at St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Shoaling is a common anti-predator behavior for reef fishes such as the...

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