Gordon Burghardt

Alumni Distinguished Service Professor
University of Tennessee
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Research
Several lines of work are usually proceeding simultaneously in our research group. These include field and laboratory studies using observational, experimental, and molecular genetics approaches to questions of ontogeny and chemoreception in reptiles. Predation, social behavior, mating, and antipredator behavior are studied. Snakes are typically employed because of our interest in the tongue-vomeronasal organ system. Another active area of interest is play behavior in “non-playing” taxa.
I also have a continuing interest in the behavior of bears and humans, ethical treatment of animals, and theoretical and historical issues in ontogeny, and the historical antecedents of contemporary ethology, psychology, and sociobiology. (Read more)

Sessions in which Gordon Burghardt participates

Tuesday June 26, 2018

11:00 AM
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