MMBCL Dissertations


Dissertations in progress:

 Winship, K. What can dolphins learn from watching a video?

Completed Dissertations:

Mackey, A. (2014) Effects of animal management changes on the activity budgets and walking rates of zoo elephants

Caffery, K. (2013) Tactile behavior in a group of captive rough-toothed dolphins as a function of opportunities to play with objects

Horback, K. (2012) Personality assessment of African elephants (Loxodonta africana)

Kristiansen, R. (2011) Equine personality structure

Miller, L.J. (2009) The effects of dolphin education programs on conservation-related knowledge, attitude and behavior

Highfill, L.E. (2008) The use of personality assessments in designing environmental enrichment for Garnett's bushbabies (Otolemur garnettii)

Makecha, R.N. (2008) An investigation of the use of touch in the social interactions of a group of Asian elephants (Elephas maximus)

Yeater, D. (2008) The influence of species and context on human dolphin interactions

Hernandez, E.N. (2007) Measuring mismatch negativity in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus)

Paulos, R.D. (2007) Sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) codas and creaks in the northern Gulf of Mexico: classification, comparison, and co-occurrence

Tranel, K.S. (2006) Possible maternal influences on the ontogeny of echolocation in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus)

Trone, M. (2006) A comparison of acquisition rates for symbols used in relative numerosity judgments by bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus): the visual modality versus the combined echoic and visual modalities

Walker, R. (2005) Investigation into the potential effects of anthropogenic noise on sperm whale sound production (Physeter macrocephalus) in the Gulf of Mexico

Hendry, J.L. (2004) The ontogeny of echolocation in an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)

Hill, H.M. (2003) Mother-calf interactions during the first year of life for bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus)