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  • n. Plural form of ethologist.


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  • On the strength of this evidence, I don't think musicologists need worry that ethologists will encroach on their territory.

    Striking a False Note

  • She gave names to her subjects and became emotionally engaged with them, which horrified more than a few ethologists and evoked stern criticism.

    Dr. Larry Dossey: Spiritual Living: Why We Need Empathic Science

  • This is exactly what ethologists do when studying animal intelligence (or lack of same).

    Bunny and a Book

  • Could I have forgotten that psychologists study human intelligence, and ethologists study animal intelligence, and AI researchers study machine intelligence?

    Bunny and a Book

  • The result (the so-called g factor) remains controversial, and without conceptual interpretation even when applied exclusively to humans; it is even more problematic when ethologists attempt to broaden the concept to animals in general.

    Aiguy's Computer

  • Part of the accomplishment of early ethologists such as Konrad Lorenz, Niko Tinbergen, and Karl Von Frisch was to show that behaviors evolve by natural selection, just like morphological, physiological, and life history traits.

    David Sloan Wilson: Evolution and War: Back to Basics

  • Well, because there is more than one way to look at animal behavior and scientists who study animal behavior which include psychologists, ethologists, applied animal behaviorists, and behavioral ecologists.

    Live Blogging Professional Scientific Conferences - International Ethological Conference

  • Early ethologists who did a reckoning of wolf tail postures identified at least thirteen different tail carriages, conveying thirteen distinguishable messages.


  • Instead, to distinguish individual animals, most ethologists use identifying markings—leg bands, tags, or marking fur or feathers with dye—or look for identity in habitual behavior, social organization, or natural physical features.


  • Some ethologists think that barking is not fundamentally communicating anything, though: that it is “ambiguous” and “meaningless.”



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