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NIKOLAAS TINBERGEN (1907-1988): HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STUDY OF BEHAVIOR

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Author(s): BIBIANA MONTOYA | GERMÁN GUTIÉRREZ

Journal: Universitas Psychologica
ISSN 1657-9267

Volume: 6;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 727;
Date: 2007;
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Keywords: Tinbergen | ethology | animal behavior.

ABSTRACT
Nikolaas Tinbergen was one of the most important naturalists of the Twentieth Century. He was one of the founders of Ethology, and a pioneer researcher on the study of animal behavior. A review of his academic life and contributions is presented. Tinbergen proposed a taxonomy of ontogenetic and phylogenetic levels of explanation, provided empirical evidence for multiple ethological concepts, and developed the idea of using comparative methods in behaviorto study evolution.
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