Animal Behavior

Bartholomew, George A.

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George A. Bartholomew, an American organismal biologist, developed the foundational concepts of the energetics of animals. His work on energy use in animals, especially in mammals and insects, marked a cornerstone in the field of physiological ecology. Through field and laboratory studies, integrated in part by computer modeling, He used energy flows to synthesize concepts across the fields of animal behavior, ecology, and physiology, combining relevant aspects of these areas to assess the evolutionary significance of adjustments or adaptations of animals to their environments. Bartholomew was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1985.

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Cleveland, C. (2014). Bartholomew, George A.. Retrieved from


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