Joy A. Mench, Ph.D.
|Phone: +1 530-752-7125
FAX: +1 530-752-0175
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.