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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.

Background

Eibl-Eibesfeldt, Irenäus was born on June 15, 1928 in Vienna, Austria.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, University Vienna, 1950. Habilitation, University Munich, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Salamanca, Spain, 1994.

Career

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

  • 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.

Works

Membership

Member Senckenberg Nature Research Association, German Academy Leopoldina Naturforscher, Charles Darwin Foundation (executive board since 1959), International Society Human Ethology (president 1985-1993), European Academy (founding, prodekan).

Connections

Married Eleonore Siegel, 1950. 2 children: Bernolf, Roswitha.

spouse:
Eleonore Siegel

child:
Bernolf Eibl-Eibesfeldt

child:
Roswitha Eibl-Eibesfeldt