July 11, 2023

Why and How to Integrate Wild Animal Welfare into Behavioral Research

Portland, OR, United States

In this workshop, participants will learn how considering wild animal welfare can inform animal behavior studies, with particular emphasis on how welfare states can induce behavioral differences among individuals. Further, the workshop will provide opportunities for participants to work through detailed examples, which highlight the opportunities and benefits of integrating the study of animal welfare with the study of animal behavior in the wild. Examples used will cover a range of species from both captive and wild environments.

This workshop will demonstrate how reframing research on animal behavior through the lens of wild animal welfare can provide a unique perspective that will help behavioral researchers answer some critical as yet unanswered questions.


Dr. Janire Castellano Bueno