Lecture introducing some of the experimental methodologies developed by ethologists including: perception across species, fixed action patterns, supernormal stimuli, and others.
NOVA: Animal Hospital
Many a pet's life ends simply because inappropriate behavior leads the owner to "put the animal to sleep." Learn about this problem and what can be done to change pets' behavior.
Focuses on the work of ethologists who were primarily interested in the evolution of animal behaviour.
Avian Visual Cognition
Online text providing a survey of one area of modern comparative research, edited and published by Dr. Robert G. Cook.
Includes an online database that describes the cultural variations in chimpanzee behaviour, and shows behaviour distributions across the long-term study sites in Africa.
NATURE: Animals Behaving Badly
Investigates the efforts of people and wild animals to adapt to each other when their worlds collide.
NATURE: Earth Navigators
Looks at how seasonal changes impel a wide variety of creatures to begin their epic migrations to ancient feeding, mating, and breeding grounds.