Animal Behavior and Physiology, Environmental Education and Conservation Biology
As the professorship is based in the department of Zoo Biology as well as Bioscience Education it provides great opportunities to integrate interdisciplinary objectives and fields of research. The biological research currently focuses on animal behavior studies with regards to welfare aspects, enrichment, chronobiology and cognitive abilities of zoo animals. Furthermore, educational research is carried out on the evaluation of teaching concepts in zoos, visitor studies and the efficiency of zoos in knowledge transfer and attitude change regarding conservation learning.
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