Current Projects

Conservation Psychology

In collaboration with The Florida Aquarium, we are examining the ways in which humans perceive animals and how that perception influences their conservation attitudes and behaviors. 

Elephant Cognition

In collaboration with Lowry Park Zoo we are examining the cognitive abilities of elephants on a cooperation task.


In collaboration with Southeastern Guide Dogs, we are examining the way in which dogs perceive their environment and how that influences their behaviors. 

Animal Personality

We have on-going studies involving the scientific understanding of personality and temperament in non-human animals.  Species studied include: dolphins, bush babies, lemurs, and elephants.