||Joy A. Mench, Ph.D.
Professor of Animal Science
and Vice Chair
B.S., Biology, San Francisco State University, San
Francisco, California, 1976.
Ph.D., Ethology and Neurobiology, University of Sussex,
Falmer, Sussex, England, 1983.
Research in my laboratory focuses on the assessment and
improvement of animal welfare. I am particularly interested in
developing environmental enrichment strategies for small
laboratory animals (rodents, rabbits) and captive/domesticated
birds. In addition, I conduct behavioral research on poultry
(chickens, quail, ducks) directed toward improving aspects of
their housing, handling, and management.
Current Graduate Students and Post Doctorates
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