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Stories by Jason G. Goldman

Photoblogging: Crested Coua

Last week I wrote about how the solitary, nocturnal Sahamalaza sportive lemur eavesdrops on the alarm calls of several species that occupy the same forests, including the crested coua, in order to avoid predation...

July 21, 2013 — Jason G. Goldman

A Kangaroo Battles Cancer

January 29, 2013 started as a normal day at the Racine Zoo in Racine, Wis. Two red kangaroos were scheduled for their routine veterinary exams and keepers were busy preparing.

July 18, 2013 — Jason G. Goldman

Gathering Emotional Intelligence: My Review of Animal Wise

My review of Virginia Morell's latest book Animal Wise is in this summer's issue of Conservation Magazine , and is also now online. It was just after six o’clock in the evening on an autumn day in Kenya’s Samburu National Reserve...

June 18, 2013 — Jason G. Goldman

Bringing Science to the Zoo

Within the wildlife conservation community, both in the field (" in situ ") as well as in captive settings (" ex situ "), there is a great deal of folk knowledge about the best methods for animal care as well as species protection and restoration...

June 5, 2013 — Jason G. Goldman

The Best Animal Engineers

If an intelligent alien species landed on the small bit of galactic rock that we call home, they might get out of their spaceships, have a look around, and decide that we—that is, our species—are the master builders on our planet...

May 31, 2013 — Jason G. Goldman

Cognitive Chickens and Memorable Sea Slugs

There is a rich tradition in psychology and neuroscience of using animals as models for understanding humans. Humans, after all, are enormously complicated creatures to begin even from a strictly biological perspective...

May 15, 2013 — Jason G. Goldman

Time for a Nap [Photo]

Well, I've gone and submitted my dissertation to my committee.Like this San Diego Zoo polar bear, I intend to hibernate through the weekend. And then, we prepare the defense.

April 26, 2013 — Jason G. Goldman

Is Meat-Eating A Conservation Tactic?

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about wildlife conservation psychology, especially in light of last month’s TEDxDeExtinction event.

April 12, 2013 — Jason G. Goldman

A Photo Safari at the San Diego Zoo

#PHD2013 is getting closer and closer. In the meantime, here are some more portraits of San Diego Zoo residents, following on from last week's post.Here's an angolan colobus monkey, with some bits of breakfast stuck to its face.An African Grey Parrot, a conspecific of the famous Alex.A menacing Steller's Sea Eagle, the best of all of Steller's birds, according to John McCormack...

March 27, 2013 — Jason G. Goldman

The Thoughtful Animal, Now With More MIND

Changes are afoot around here! Six new blogs were launched today, which when combined with the previously-existing Sci Am psychology and neuroscience bloggers, form the new Scientific American MIND Blog Network.What does it mean for this blog?...

March 13, 2013 — Jason G. Goldman
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