Brenda Mccowan- BS, PhD
Animal health, management and well-being; Wildlife conservation; Bioacoustics; Ethology
1985 BS , Cornell University, Ithaca, NY,
Honors and Awards
1985 Honors Program Graduate, Cornell University
Active Research Grants
Principal Investigator, Behavioral management of deleterious aggression in rhesus macaques, (Principal Investigator), National Institutes of Health
Principal Investigator, Catalyzing new international collaborations: Solving human-wildlife conflict in India through research, education and outreach, (Principal Investigator), University Outreach and International Program
Principal Investigator, Expanding the utility of social network analysis for multilevel health outcomes, (Principal Investigator), National Institutes of Health
Principal Investigator, Understanding non-pathogenic diarrhea in captive nonhuman primates to reduce associated morbidity, (Principal Investigator), John Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing
Most Recent 10 Publications
Most Recent 5 Book Chapters
2008 McCowan B, Doyle L, Hanser S, Kaufman A, Burgess C: Detection and estimation of complexity and contextual flexibility in nonhuman animal communication, , The Evolution of Communication Flexibility, Cambridge. .
2004 Hanser S, Doyle L, McCowan B, Jenkins J: Information theory applied to animal communication systems and its possible application to SETI, , Bioastronomy 2002: Life Among the Stars,, San Francisco. .
2000 Hanser S, McCowan B, Doyle LR: Information theory as a comparative measure of animal communication complexity, Lemaechand GA, Meech KJ, (ed), Bioastronomy 1999: A New Era in Bioastronomy, San Francisco. 613-617.
1997 McCowan B, Reiss D: Vocal learning in captive bottlenose dolphins: a comparison to humans and nonhuman animals, Snowdon CT, Hausberger M, (ed), Social Influences on Vocal Development, Cambridge. 178-207.