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Bruce Schulte, Ph.D. SUNY-ESF
Bruce Schulte, Ph.D. SUNY-ESF
- Associate Vice President for Strategy, Performance and Accountability.

BIOL 113 General Biology

BIOL 315 Ecology

BIOL 334 Animal Behavior

BIOL 380 Challenges of a Changing Biosphere

BIOL 532 Behavioral Ecology

BIOL 533 Behavioral Ecology Lab

BIOL 534 Chemical Ecology

BIOL 543 Environmental Science Concepts


Communication and social behavior of herbivorous mammals, such as elephants, manatees, beavers and horses

Our research group examines the development of social and reproductive behaviors as well as the mechanisms, especially chemical that mediate these interactions. In recent years, we have taken more of a conservation behavior approach, as we work to reduce human-wildlife conflict by studying the behavioral ecology of these species, specifically their modes of communication, reproductive patterns and social systems. Thus, applications of our research hope to use an understanding of behavior to facilitate positive human-animal interactions.


Doctorate of Philosophy in Biology (1993).  State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY.

Master of Science in Biology. University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.

Bachelor of Science in Biology.  College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA.

Further Information

Associate Vice President for Strategy, Performance and Accountability  https://www.wku.edu/strategyopfin/strategy-performance/

Research Related Publications  https://www.wku.edu/schultebehaviorlab/

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