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BIOL 39905 - Visual Ecology

Course Credit: 1
Animal eyes often differ in what information they gather. Some can detect worlds that are invisible to humans, while others can barely resolve an object a meter away. Visual Ecology is the study of how an animal’s visual system meets their ecological needs. In this class we will explore the diversity of animal eyes from an ecological and evolutionary perspective. Topics will include the evolution of eyes, visual signaling, light environments, matched filters, and polarization and color vision. Three lectures weekly.