ethology

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the branch of zoology that studies the behavior of animals in their natural habitats

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Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children's Books is competing against six other projects including the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust, Life In My Shoes for youngsters living with HIV, Playskill for children with disabilities based in Watford, Live & Learn run by the National Museums Northern Ireland, the XLP's XL-R8 Community Bus Project in London and the Lylac Ridge Animal Learning Centre in South Wales.
Poling is an expert in animal learning at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo.
Croney is an expert in applied animal behavior, with an emphasis on animal learning and welfare.
New Scientist magazine reported the American team were training their robot as if it was an animal learning tricks.
Student interest prompted her to add a second course this year focusing on the fundamentals of animal learning and intelligence.
Unfortunately, the method excludes cases where selection has resulted in covariance between cultural and (i) ecological factors, because culture is a source of adaptive behaviour, and and/or (ii) genetic factors enabling animals to learn about and exploit environmental resources because animal learning is influenced by evolved predispositions (Laland & Janik 2006; Laland et al.
The journal's goal is to be a forum centered on learning that remains open to varied objects of enquiry, including machine, human, plant and animal learning, as well as the process of learning in business, government and the professions, both in formal and informal settings.