Principles of Animal Behavior
The scientific study of animal behavior is called
Ethology is based on three
favors individuals with behavioral traits that give them a
The ability of animals to
new or modified
based on individual experience.
of new behaviors over generations.
Work in a scientific discipline such as ethology can be done using three
advances such as
may combine ideas from different subdisciplines in a new way to reshape fundamental thinking.
models such as mathematical
enable ethologists to produce predictions about animal behavior.
work includes observational and
which test the concepts and theories of animal
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