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Profile IntroductionBehavioral assessment of animal welfare; abnormal behaviors; environmental enrichment.
|1983||PhD||Ethology and Neurobiology||University of Sussex, England|
|1976||BS||Biology||San Francisco State University|
Animal behavior and welfare
My research interest is the application of animal behavior to improving the welfare of poultry (chickens, ducks, turkeys)
Department and Center Affiliations
CBS Grad Group Affiliations
Specialties / Focus
- Animal Management and Welfare
Graduate Groups not Housed in CBS
Mench, J.A. and Blatchford, R.A. 2014. Determination of space use by laying hens using kinematic analysis. Poultry Science 93:794-798.
Archer, G.S. and Mench, J.A. 2014. Natural incubation patterns and the effects of exposing eggs to light at various times during incubation on post-hatch fear and stress responses in broiler chickens. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 152:44-51
Cussen, V.A. and Mench, J.A. 2014. Performance on the Hamilton Search task by captive orange-winged Amazon parrots. Animal Cognition doi:10.1007/s10071-1723-y
Cussen, V.A. and Mench, J.A. 2014. Personality predicts cognitive bias in captive psittacines. Animal Behaviour 89:123-130
Howerton, C.L. and Mench, J.A. 2014. Running around the clock: competition, aggression and temporal partitioning of running wheel use in male mice. Animal Behaviour 9)"221-227.
Alvino, G.M., Tucker, C.B., Archer, G.S., Mench, J.A. 2013. Astroturf as a dustbathing substrate for laying hens. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 146:88-95.
Makagon, M.M., McCowan, B. and Mench, J.A. 2012 How can social network analysis contribute to social behavior research in Applied Ethology? Applied Animal Behaviour Science 139:142-161.
Makagon, M.M., Tucker, C.B., and Mench, J.A. 2011. Factors affecting nest choice by Pekin ducks. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 129:121-128.
Meehan, C.L. and Mench, J.A. 2007. The challenge of challenge: can problem solving opportunities enhance animal welfare? Applied Animal Behavior Science 102: 246-261.
Miller, K.A., Garner, J.P., Mench, J.A. 2006. Is fearfulness a stable and consistent trait that is measurable using behavioural tests? A validation of four fear tests using Japanese quail. Animal Behaviour 71:1323-1334.
Meehan, C.L., Garner, J.P. and Mench, J.A. 2004. Environmental enrichment and development of cage stereotypy in Orange-winged Amazon parrots (Amazona amazonica). Developmental Psychobiology 44: 209-218.