Animal Behavior Laboratory

Just in from ABL and IIHAN:

See what ABL and IIHAN are publishing! Check out IIHAN on Facebook.

Dr. VanderWaal, pictured here with Dr. McCowan and her graduate student, Nicole Sharpe, is co-authoring with IIHAN faculty several publications on the relationship between social networks and transmission networks in multiple species. Check out the newest publications hot of the press! Also check out our featured article on the School of Veterinary Medicine website.

The McCowan Lab and the IIHAN are happy to be in their new home on the School of Veterinary Medicine campus, VetMed 3B!

McCowan Animal Behavior Laboratory for Welfare & Conservation

Building on principles of evolution, animal behavior, and communication, the goal of this group is to apply current understanding of animal behavior to animal welfare, management and conservation issues, while continuing to expand on this knowledge base. Applied research includes the use of bioacoustics as a conservation and management tool, effects of anthropogenic noise on wildlife behavior and communication, and the use of social network analysis as a management tool for captive exotics, wildlife, laboratory animals and domesticated species. Basic research focuses on the relationship between social networks and health in nonhuman animals and humans.

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Contact Us

McCowan Animal Behavior Laboratory for Welfare & Conservation
One Shields Ave, 1089 VetMed 3B
University of California Davis
School of Veterinary Medicine
Davis CA 95616

Office: 530-754-7373
Lab: 530-752-2360
Email: bjmccowan@ucdavis.edu