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ethology

 [ĕ-thol´o-je]
the scientific study of animal behavior, particularly in the natural state. adj., adj etholog´ical.

e·thol·o·gy

(ē-thol'ŏ-jē),
The study of animal behavior.
[G. ethos, character, habit, + logos, study]

ethology

/eth·ol·o·gy/ (e-thol´ah-je) the scientific study of animal behavior, particularly in the natural state.etholog´ical

ethology

(ĭ-thŏl′ə-jē, ē-thŏl′-)
n.
1. The scientific study of animal behavior, especially as it occurs in a natural environment.
2. The study of human ethos and its formation.

eth′o·log′i·cal (ĕth′ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
e·thol′o·gist n.

ethology

[ethol′əjē]
Etymology: Gk, ethos, character, logos, science
1 (in zoology) the scientific study of the behavioral patterns of animals, specifically in their native habitat.
2 (in psychology) the empiric study of human behavior, primarily social customs, manners, and mores. ethologic, ethological, adj., ethologist, n.

ethology

the study of animal behaviour in the natural habitat of the animals concerned.

ethology

the scientific study of animal behavior, particularly in the natural state.
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As an ethologist I feel that we are only just skimming the surface of understanding the responses of wild animals to the components of their habitats.
Modern ethologists who focus on animal cognition argue with much convincing evidence for deliberate, reflective strategizing in chimpanzees, orangutans, dogs, wolves, dolphins, and corvids.
He commented: "One hears that Ms Morgan got a fearful towsing from other ethologists and is now relegated to the bleachers to ponder the error of her ways.
After measuring primate testicles, ethologists attempted to come up with a hypothesis about the reason for the differences.
The questions posed are relevant to cognitive ethologists who rely on observations, anecdotes, analogy, and anthropomorphism to reach conclusions.
In primate studies, ethologists focus on patterns of social behavior, providing data about social positioning, patterns of interaction, dominance hierarchies and preferential relationships.
Ethologists Kortmulder and Robbers (respectively retired from and currently at, Leiden U.
A former member of the Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare Steering Committee (1995-1997), she was also a presenter at the International Society for Applied Ethologists in Prague, Czech Republic (1997) and a spokesperson for the Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair (1997).
Goodall recently co-founded Ethologists for the Ethical Treatment of Animals/Citizens for Responsible Animal Behavior Studies (www.
This view of adaptation avoids the teology that is often spawned in a naive view of adaptation is sponsored by several of the teologically oriented ethologists and cognitivists.
In an unrelated line of studies, ethologists demonstrated, starting with birds, that animals have at least some innate sense of number.