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ethogram

[′ē·thə‚gram]
(ecology)
An extensive list, inventory, or description of the behavior of an organism.
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Some of the behaviors described in the cetacean ethograms, such as leaping, are shared among different species (Norris and Dohl, 1979; Dudzinski, 1996; Muller et al.
Ethogram of two captive mother-calf dyads of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncates): Comparison with field ethograms.
An ethogram is a catalogue of mutually exclusive and objective behaviors or actions exhibited by an animal that avoids subjectivity and functional inference as to their possible purpose.
Utilizing an ethogram to study a species of concern will provide a valuable tool to the emerging field of "conservation behavior," which uses the proximate and ultimate aspects of animal behavior to aid conservation decisions and reduce the loss of biodiversity (Buchholz, 2007).
In this paper we present an ethogram of CIBW behaviors observed from May to December 2007 to 2011 in Eagle Bay and Eagle River in Knik Arm in the upper Cook Inlet, a frequent fall gathering area for the whales (Huntington, 2000; Hobbs et ah, 2005; Rugh et ah, 2010).
Ethograms depict patterns of animal behavior; as such, they are useful tools to permit students to generate--and, with appropriate replication, test--hypotheses about their observations.
The activity is done over two 3-hour laboratory sessions to allow enough time for the students to (1) engage in class discussion of key concepts in behavioral observations, (2) become familiar with the CamClickr project, (3) generate testable hypotheses, and (4) collect observations from CamClickr and create and use ethograms.
use ethograms to construct and test hypotheses about the evolution of behavior
The discussion continues with instruction on creating ethograms with the data they collect, as well as drawing on examples referenced in the primary scientific literature.
Table 1 and Figure 1 depict two different forms of ethograms for the behavioral inventory of a female tick.
In this study we also proposed a new sampling procedure for quantitative ethograms that minimizes problems of pseudoreplication.
The sampling protocol proposed here should be used in future studies dealing with behavioral repertoires and ethograms because it minimizes the problems of pseudoreplication and provides a more realistic view of the allocation of time and energy for different activities.