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Research Focus: Conservation Behavior with an emphasis on Human Wildlife Conflict. Basic science research on communication and social behavior of herbivorous mammals, such as elephants, cetaceans, beavers, manatees, rhino, and horses
Our group uses a conservation behavior approach to reduce human-wildlife conflict by studying the behavioral ecology of mammals such as elephants and cetaceans (and in the past beavers and manatees), specifically their modes of communication (especially chemical), reproductive patterns, and social systems. We use an understanding of behavior to facilitate positive human-animal interactions. We have investigated animal behavior in other mammalian species but also with a background on coral reef biology, plant-insect interactions, and more!
“The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet. And whither then? I cannot say.”