Ethology at IgMin Research | Science Group

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Ethology is a captivating field that explores the behavior of animals in their natural environments. This discipline seeks to understand the evolutionary, ecological, and physiological factors that shape the behavior of diverse species. Ethologists study a wide range of behaviors, from communication and mating rituals to social interactions and migration patterns, providing insights into the intricate relationships between animals and their surroundings.

Ethology merges biology, psychology, and ecology to uncover the underlying mechanisms that drive animal behavior. By observing animals in their natural habitats and conducting controlled experiments, ethologists gain a deeper appreciation of how animals adapt to survive and reproduce. This knowledge is crucial for conservation, understanding biodiversity, and even offering insights into human behavior.

  • Animal communication
  • Behavioral ecology
  • Social behavior
  • Reproductive behavior
  • Foraging behavior
  • Migration patterns
  • Animal cognition
  • Evolutionary psychology
  • Comparative psychology
  • Ethical issues in ethology
  • Human-animal interactions
  • Animal welfare
  • Ethnobiology
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Parental care
  • Animal learning
  • Behavioral genetics
  • Animal personalities
  • Habitat selection
  • Ecological interactions
  • Conservation behavior
  • Ethology education and outreach
  • Advancements in ethology
  • Ethology and conservation
  • Ethology in the modern world

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Indigenous Environmental Resilience: Decoding Ancient Rozvi Wisdom on Mountain Ecosystems as Disaster Management Solutions
by Lesley Hatipone Machiridza

Since time immemorial, Indigenous communities have always perceived the landscape as a complex web of living, physical, and spiritual things. These communities have always relied on their Indigenous knowledge systems (IKS), emphasizing ancestral burial grounds, mountains, caves, rivers, pools, forests, monuments, and o...ther cultural diacritics as symbols of place identity. In addition, myriad metaphors like taboos, legends, tales, folklore, myths, proverbs, stories, and practices, also constituted an integral part of Indigenous cultural and nature connections. This heritage was constantly imagined and configured to cement human-nature relations. However, the advent of colonialism severely violated this status quo, thereby causing deep environmental, political, and social crises. Through imposing a hegemonic scientific paradigm, knowledge compartmentalization, and capitalist aggrandizing practices, the original harmonious human-nature praxis premised on IKS was disrupted. To this day, the exclusionary colonial legacy and poisoned ‘sense of place’ remains our greatest threat to climate and environmental stability. Thus, this paper advocates for the recentralization of IKS as a valid way of knowing with already inbuilt human and natural disaster management solutions. By pivoting Rozvi narratives premised on five mountains, namely; Manyanga in Bubi district, Mavangwe, MunwewaMwari and Bepe in Buhera district, and Mutikwiri in Maungwe near Rusape town, all situated in former Butua/Guruuswa regions of Zimbabwe as case studies, the power of ancient wisdom as a holistic epistemic approach towards sustainable human-nature relations is explicated.

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