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Ethology: science that studies animal behavior

What is it - biological definition

Ethology is a science, branch of zoology, that studies the behavior of animal species.

The main themes studied by ethology are:

- Evolution of animal behavior;

- Relationship between animals of the same species living in groups (families) or isolated;

- Animal behavior with changes occurring in nature (global warming, droughts, flooding of regions, etc.)

- Relationship between various animal species in nature;

- The relationship and behavior of animals with humans in various situations;

- Use of results from animal experiments to advance research on human behavior.

Famous ethologists of history:

- Nikolaas Tinbergen

- Konrad Lorenz

- Karl Ritter von Frisch (expert in the study of insect behavior)

- Clinton Richard Dawkins