Irenäus Eibl-Eibesfeldt, Austrian zoologist. Achievements include research in comparative vertebrate ethology focusing on communicative behaviors, behavioral ontogeny of mammals, founding of Humen Ethology as a unified discipline, cross-cultural documentation of human behavior, initiating post World War II conservation efforts for the Galapagos Islands.
Research associate Biological Station Wilhelminenberg, Austria, 1946-1949, Institute Comparative Behavior Studies, Altenberg, Austria, 1949, Max-Planck-Institute Behavioural Physiology, Westphalia, Bavaria, 1951-1957, Seewiesen, Bavaria, 1957-1969. Professor zoology University Munich, 1970. Head research group human ethology Max-Planck-Society, Seewiesen, Andechs, Bavaria, 1970-1996, professor emeritus, head film archives human ethology Andechs, since 1996.
Participant marine biological Xarifa expeditions, Galápagos, 1953-1954, science director 2d Xarifa expedition to Nicobares, Maldives, 1958. Leader United Nations Educational expedition to Galápagos, 1957. Science director International Institute Submarine Research, Vaduz, Liechtenstein, 1957-1970.
Guest professor University Chicago, 1961, University Minnesota, 1967. Founder, director Ludwig-Boltzmann-Institute Urban Ethology, Vienna, since 1992. Leader numerous anthropological expeditions.
- Achievements include research in comparative vertebrate ethology focusing on communicative behaviors, behavioral ontogeny of mammals, founding of Humen Ethology as a unified discipline, cross-cultural documentation of human behavior, initiating post World War II conservation efforts for the Galapagos Islands.
- Ethology, the biology of behavior
- Contents: Preface, A Short History of Ethology, The Ethogram: A Behavioral Inventory, The Fixed Action Pattern (Inborn Skills), Motivating Factors, Behavior as a Response to a Stimulus, Releasers (Expressive Movements and Other Social Signals), Natural Models and Mimicry, Reaction Chains, The Heirarchical Organization of Behavior, Phylogenetic Development of Behavior Patterns, The Ontogeny of Behavior Patterns, Mechanisms of Learning, Ecology and Behavior, Orientation in Space, Temporal Factors in Behavior, The Ethology of Man, Bibliography, Author Index, Subject Index.
- Love and Hate: The Natural History of Behavior Patterns
- The author argues that there are specific turning points in evolution.
- The Biology of Peace and War: Men, Animals and Aggression
- Eibel-Eibesfeldt is a leading ethologist, including human ethology.
- Ethology: The Biology of Behavior, 1970, 530 pages with 286 figures.
- 1970 530 pages with 286 figures.
1946 - 1949
1951 - 1957
1957 - 1969
1970 - 1996
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