Ethology in Latin America: Mapping the diffusion of a scientific discipline

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A selection of relevant dispersers of ethological knowledge in Latin America.

Researcher

Countries

Study Organisms

Formal or Informal Tutors in Ethology

Alfredo Peretti

Argentina

Arachnids


Juan Reboreda

Argentina, UK

Birds

Oxford University, UK, Alex Kacelnik

Marcelo Cassini

Argentina

Mammals


Alejandro (Alex) Kacelnik

Argentina, UK

Birds

Oxford University, UK

Esteban Fernandez-Juricic

Argentina, USA



Fernando Nottebohm

Argentina, USA

Birds

Univ. de California- Berkeley

Hector Maldonado +

Argentina, Venezuela

Neuro-Ethology


Josue Nuñez * +

Argentina, Venezuela

Bees

Karl von Frish, Germany 1

A. Araújo

M.F. Arruda

A.I. Alencar

F. Albuquerque

M.C.Nascimento

Brazil

Primates


Cesar Ades +

Brazil



Dominique Fresneau

Brazil

Ants

Pierre Jaisson, France

Evaldo Vilela

Brazil

Ants

Philip Howse GB

Lilian Manica

Brazil

Birds

U. de Brasilia – Regina Macedo

Maria Emilia Yamamoto

Brazil

Primates


Regina Macedo

Brazil

Birds

Uni Oklahoma USA

Walter Cunha

Brazil



Paulo Oliveira

Glauco Machado

Brazil

Eco-ehology

UNICAMP

U. Sao Paulo

Ivan Izquierdo

Brazil, Uruguay

Neuro-Ethology


Luis Ebensperger

Chile

Rodents

Boston Uni. USA

Rodrigo Vásquez

Chile

Birds


Andres Quioñes

Colombia, Switzerland


U. Groningen, Netherlands

Patricia Brennan

Colombia, USA

Birds


Rafael Rodríguez Sevilla

Costa Rica, USA

Insects, Spiders

Univ. Of Kansas

Leticia Avilés

Ecuador, USA

Spiders


Guillermo Paz y Miño

Ecuador, USA

Protists

U. Missouri-St. Louis

Zuleyma Tang-Martinez

Pierre Jaisson *

France, Brasil

Ants

France, Rémy Chauvin, Pierre-Paul Grassé, Patrick Bateson

Randolf Menzel *

Germany, Brazil

Bees

Karl von Frish, Germany

C. E. Moreno

Mexico

Beetles

Mexico

Gonzalo Halffter

Mexico

Beetles


Hugh Drummond

Mexico

Birds

U. Tennessee, USA

Gordon Burghardt

Mario Favila

Mexico

Beetles


Oscar Ríos Cárdenas

Mexico

Fish

State University of New York, Buffalo, Michael Webster (?)

Rogelio Macías Ordoñez

Mexico

Opilinidae

Lehigh Univ. Pennsylvania USA

Roxana Torres

Mexico



    Amando Bautista Ortega

Mexico

Mammals

U. Veracruzana, MX

Verónica Reyes

Mexico

Mammals

U. Veracruzana, MX

Sergio Ancona

Mexico

Birds

U. Autónoma de México (UNAM),

Hugh Drummond

Lourdes Arteaga Castañeda

Mexico

Mammals

UNAM

Jórge Ayala Berdón

Mexico

Bats

UNAM

Constantino Macías García

Mexico

Birds, Fish

U. East Anglia, UK.

Juan Francisco Ornelas Rodriguez

Mexico

Birds

U. Arizona

Alejandro González Voyer

Mexico

Amphibians, Fish

UNAM, Hugh Drummond

Javier Manjarrez

Mexico

Reptiles

UNAM, Hugh Drummond

Manuel Leal

Puerto Rico, US

Reptiles


Samuel Diaz-Munhoz

Puerto Rico, US

Primates, Virus


Phillip Howse *

UK, Brazil, Venezuela

Ants

Germany, Tinbergen in UK 2

Anita Aisenberg

Uruguay

Spiders

Uruguay

Carmen Viera

Uruguay

Spiders

Uruguay

Gabriel Francescoli

Uruguay

Rodents, Lycosidae

France

Mary Jane West-Eberhardt

USA, Colombia, Costa Rica

Wasps


Carlos Bosque

Venezuela

Birds

USA

Emilio Herrera

Venezuela

Rodents

Oxford, UK

Klaus Jaffe

Venezuela

Ants, Humans

Hector Maldonado (Argentina)

Philip Howse (GB)

Mariana Muñoz-Romo

Venezuela

Bats


Zaida Tárano

Venezuela

Amphibia


Juan Carlos Correa

Venezuela, Colombia

Humans

Klaus Jaffe, Venezuela

Zuleyma Tang-Martinez

Venezuela, USA

Rodents, Small

Mammals, Snakes, Spiders

U. California –Berkeley, USA

Steve Glickman

Roy Caldwell


+ indicates that the person is no longer alive.

* indicates personal influence from founders of Ethology

1- Josue A. Nuñez got his PhD in Argentina but met von Frisch in Germany, becoming a life long admirer. He translated his book on Das Leben del Bienen to Spanish (La vida de las abejas / Karl von Frisch ; traducción Josue A. Nuñez; actualización Martín Lindauer)

2- P.E. Howse assisted a lecture by N. Tinbergen in London which introduced him to ethology and made it a central focus of his academic career