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Amotz Zahavi

Amotz Zahavi (Hebrew: אמוץ זהבי) (January 1, 1928 – May 12, 2017) was an Israeli evolutionary biologist, a Professor in the Department of Zoology at Tel Aviv University, and one of the founders of the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (known as the "SPNI"). His main work was about the evolution of signals, particularly those signals that are indicative of fitness, and their selection for "honesty". He was born in Petah Tikva, Israel.

Zahavi died in Tel Aviv, Israel on May 12, 2017, aged 89.

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