Aggregation (behavioral research)
Aggregation ( Latin aggregare , 'to haufen , beigesellen ') in the German-speaking area in classical ethological research on instincts refers to collections of animals that - without any social attraction between the members - are attracted to the same object in the environment ( gregarious behavior ) - for example a watering hole or a feeding place. Cross-species, anonymous associations are also possible, e.g. B. in the sleeping bandage ( bats ) or on attractive flowers ( insects ).
- Aggregation. Spectrum online lexicon of biology (meaning 3)