Publisher: Springer-Verlag Heidelberg
Acta Ethologica publishes empirical and theoretical research papers, short
communications, commentaries, reviews and book reviews in the field of
ethology and related disciplines, with a strong bearing on the behaviour
biology of humans and other animals.
The journal places special emphasis on studies integrating proximate (i.e.
mechanisms, development) and ultimate (i.e. function, evolution) levels in
the analysis of behaviour. Although descriptive ethological studies are also
published, the journal is particularly interested in experimental and field
Aspects of particular interest include: adaptive plasticity of behaviour,
inter-individual and geographic variations in behaviour, mechanisms
underlying behaviour, evolutionary processes and functions of behaviour, and
many other topics.
Acta Ethologica is a journal of the Instituto Superior de Psicologia
Aplicada (ISPA), with the co-operation of Portuguese Society of Ethology.
ISSN: 0873-9749 (print version)
ISSN: 1437-9546 (electronic version)
Rui F. Oliveira (Chief Editor)
Unidade de Investigação em Eco-Etologia
Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada ISPA
Rua Jardim do Tabaco 44
1100 Lisboa, Portugal
Fax: + 351-21-8860954
Content available by subscription. Free sample issue available online.
Current Issue: Volume 6, Number 2 May 2004
Date: 20 July 2004