The Science of Animal Behavior:
What we can and can't learn from watching animals

Susan Gershman
Department of Evolution, Ecology, & Organismal Biology
The Ohio State University

7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Do animal behaviorists really travel to remote parts of the world to commune with gorillas and frolic with grizzly bears?

There are many popular misconceptions about what researchers do when they study animal behavior. Dr. Gershman will be discussing myths and realities of the science of animal behavior, including why scientists attempt to learn about the behavior of animals, the methodology of how researchers study animals, and how we can (and can't) apply what we learn from the study of animal behavior to improve our understanding of the world.

As an added bonus, Dr. Gershman will attempt to answer any and all of your questions about animal behavior!

Here is an audio recording of this science cafe in mp3 format.