Lorenz, Konrad Zacharias


Konrad Lorenz (1903–1989), an Austrian biologist whose comparative studies of animal behaviour provided the foundations for the science of ethology.

Keywords: ethology; imprinting; instinct; Karl von Frisch; Nikolaas Tinbergen

Further Reading

Burkhardt RW (2005) Patterns of Behavior: Konrad Lorenz, Niko Tinbergen, and the Founding of Ethology. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Krebs JR and Sjölander S (1992) Konrad Zacharias Lorenz. 7 November 1903–27 February 1989. Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 38: 210–228.

Lorenz KZ (1952) King Solomon's Ring. London: Methuen.

Lorenz KZ (1966) On Aggression. New York: Harcourt Brace and World.

Lorenz KZ (1989) My family and other animals. In: Dewsbury DA (ed.) Studying Animal Behavior: Autobiographies of the Founders, pp. 259–287. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press.

Nisbett A (1976) Konrad Lorenz. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.

Taschwer K and Föger F (2003) Konrad Lorenz: Biographie. Vienna: Paul Zolnay Verlag.

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Burkhardt, Richard W(Mar 2008) Lorenz, Konrad Zacharias. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0002865]