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Animal Behaviour BIOF08

15 credits

The course is offered for the last time spring 2024.

Horses and birds by a lake. Photo.
Biology - Animal Ecology

Course description

This course gives you a good understanding for animals and their behaviour. Topics dealt with include

  • how to perform behavioural studies
  • reproductive behaviours and mating systems
  • animal communication and social behaviours
  • cognition
  • ethology of domestic animals
  • human behaviour
  • animal ethics
  • animal welfare


The studies are full time and include e.g. lectures, seminars and projects.

Spring period 2. Offered for the last time spring 2024.

Full-time, on campus, in English


You will find information about application, prerequisites and the syllabus at Lund University's central web pages.

Course literature, 2024

Animal Behavior, 3'rd edition, (2022), Breed and Moore, Academic Press, ISBN:978-0-12-819558-1


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You will find the latest evaluation on our web page with course evaluations.


Lotta Persmark, Study advisor, biology and bioinformatics

Telephone: +46 46 222 37 28
EmailLotta [dot] Persmark [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se (Lotta[dot]Persmark[at]biol[dot]lu[dot]se)