Animal behaviorism--or ethology--is a branch of zoology. The word ethology derives from the Greek words ethos ("character"), and logia ("the study of").
While the behavior of animals has been studied throughout the history of science, modern ethology saw its structured and documented beginnings with the work of such naturalists as Nikolaas Tinbergen, Konrad Lorenz and Karl von Frisch.
Ethological investigation melds field and laboratory research; and benefits from contributions from such other biological disciplines as ecology, anatomy, neurology and evolution.
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Kara SeaLast Updated on 2013-05-14 at 14:13
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CarnivoreLast Updated on 2013-05-04 at 14:17
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OmnivoreLast Updated on 2013-04-11 at 17:09
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EndothermLast Updated on 2013-02-19 at 11:26
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