Welcome to the Animal Behavior and Cognition Lab Website!
Sarah Daniels successfully defended her Master's thesis, Behavioral Flexibility in a Generalist Carnivore, on November 22, 2016. She is the first graduate of the Animal Behavior & Cognition Lab. We are excited to see what you do next, Sarah!
Dr. Benson-Amram discusses hyenas in National Geographic
Dr. Benson-Amram is featured as an expert in National Geographic discussing how to tell male and female hyenas apart. The article can be found at this link:
The University of Wyoming Raccoon Project was featured in a segment of "Open Spaces" on Wyoming Public Radio (9/16/2016)! Follow this link to the article and podcast!
PNAS published our study on brain size and problem solving in carnivores!
Our recent study showing a relationship between relative brain size and problem-solving ability in mammalian carnivores was just published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. A video describing our major findings can be viewed here. A pdf of the paper is available here.