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  • n. A person who studies ethology.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who studies or writes upon ethology.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One versed in ethology; one who studies or writes on the subject of manners and morals.
  • n. A mimic.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a zoologist who studies the behavior of animals in their natural habitats


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  • Loved to do scientific journals and dreamed of being an ethologist which is the scientist's equivalent of a starving artist.

    Margaret Willey: An Interview with the Author

  • Is my enjoyment of Picasso really illuminated, as Dr. Ramachandran claims, by ethologist Niko Tinbergen's demonstration that gull chicks prefer fake maternal beaks with too many stripes to the real thing?

    The Mind in the Mirror

  • The morality issue can be settled by q quick look at the work of any reputable ethologist.

    Harlan Ellison on God

  • This, incidentally, was a point made by the famed ethologist Konrad Lorenz in his 1963 book, On Aggression, when he declared that social animals possess "mechanisms" that inhibit lethal aggression against their own kind.

    Dale Peterson: Animals Have Morality, too!

  • Lady Jane is an ethologist – or one who studies animal behavior – and was born in London, England.

    Five People Born on April 3 | myFiveBest

  • She came across something called the model/rival technique, which a German ethologist named Dietmar Todt had tried in a 1975 study of parrots.

    Birdbrain « Isegoria

  • Likewise, if you told an ethologist that you found a new species of primate that is closely related to chimps, she would instantly know a tremendous amount about this animal and what it might be able to do.

    Bunny and a Book

  • If you read Goodall, or any ethologist studying animal intelligence, you'll see just what I've explained to you: Intelligence is not an explanation of anything.

    Bunny and a Book

  • My concern here is the use and abuse of evolution in biology and a recent review by science journalist Nicholas Wade of the New York Times, the review an essay about a new book by the British ethologist and biologist and sociobiologist Richard Dawkins.

    Dan Agin: Nicholas Wade, Wadeian Evolution, and Twisted Knickers

  • Research in this area "is just the beginning wave of the future," said comparative ethologist Gordon Burghardt, of the University of Tennessee, who studies the evolution of play.

    Dr. Tian Dayton: Laughter Yoga? Can We Laugh Our Way To Fitness?


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  • As an ethologist (a scientist who studies animal behaviour), he's chosen to work with goats because they're neophilic. That is, when presented with a novel situation (like the specially constructed equipment he uses in various experiments), they're less inclined to just ignore the experiment and cower in the corner than, say, sheep. This curiosity makes them interesting from a cognitive point of view and easier to study.
    Thomas Thwaites, GoatMan: How I Took a Holiday from Being Human (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2016), Kindle loc. 1126

    March 6, 2017