I studied African forest elephants for my Ph.D. and have given many presentations on my research and their behavior. Below I’ve aggregated the questions regarding my elephant research and have answered them below.
Elephant FAQs: Elephant Welfare
I studied African forest elephants for my Ph.D. and have given many presentations on my research and their behavior. Here, I’ve aggregated questions regarding elephant welfare with my answers to them.
#28: Why Aggressive Elephants? Also, Field Stories, Dung DNA, and Elephant Conservation
In this episode, I follow up on my experiences with aggressive elephants during my field work and hypothesize why what happened to me happened…
Field Site Visit to Ivindo National Park, Gabon
In 2007, I took a trip to Gabon to check out two national parks as a possible field site for my African forest elephant research…
#27. Charging Elephants and Fresh Dung: Challenges from the Field
This week’s episode is all about studying elephants non-invasively through their dung and using it as a source of DNA. Did you know that some scientists study elephants completely through their dung? Some never even see the elephants!
#26. First Field Season with Forest Elephants
In this episode, I talk about what it was like to study forest elephants in my very first field season…