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Collaborating on international effort to explore the human-animal relationship as it affects animal welfare, with a focus on the potential for "emotional enrichment" to be another programmatic approach used to meet the needs of animals in captivity.
September 2006 - present
- Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare
- Teach a masters level course involving both face-to-face and online elements. Combine lectures and discussions with group-based "Team Enclosure Design Exercise" to apply knowledge in practical terms
There continues to be intense public, professional, and scientific focus on the welfare of animals in zoos and aquariums, but implementing welfare assessment tools consistently throughout this community remains challenging. Indirect measures can be used to assess "welfare potential"-the potential that animals will experience good welfare based on t...