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Schulte Behavior Lab

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Welcome to the Schulte Lab

Research Focus:  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.

“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.”

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

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 Last Modified 2/14/15