Marler, Peter

Marler, Peter (Robert)

(1928–  ) animal behaviorist; born in London, England. He was a research fellow at Jesus College, Cambridge University (1954–56), then came to the U.S.A. to join the University of California: Berkeley (1957–66). He was a professor at Rockefeller University (1966–89) before moving to the University of California: Davis (1989). Although trained as a botanist, he rekindled his childhood interest in ornithology early in his career. He made major contributions to behavioral studies of animal (including primate) vocalization, especially regarding the social function of birdsongs.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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