Head of Institute


Deputy Head of Institute

Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer.nat. Walter Arnold

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About us

The Konrad Lorenz Institute of Ethology is a biological research institute for the study of animal behavior. The Institute was originally founded in 1945 by Otto und Lilli Koenig who were inspired by the pioneering work of Konrad Lorenz and the emerging new field of behavioral biology called "ethology."

Formerly an institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences 2, since 2011 we are part of the Department of Integrative Biology and Evolution 3 of the University of Veterinarian Medicine, Vienna 4.


More information on ethology

The book "Patterns of Behavior 5" is a history of ethology, and includes a history of KLIVV.

Tinbergen, N. 1963. “On aims and methods of ethology 6.” Zeitschrift für Tierpsychologie 20:410-433.



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