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Dr. Udell's research focuses on animal behavior and social cognition, including lifetime factors that facilitate social bonds between humans and other species. Her interests include: (1) Human-animal interactions, including the development of social bonds and cross-species communication (2) The development and cognition of canines including domestic dogs, wolves, coyotes, and foxes (3) Evolutionary and lifetime factors that influence the cognition, welfare, and social behavior of domesticated and captive animals.
Her lab group is also involved in Applied Animal Behavior, both at the research and application levels. Current research in this area includes:
More details (including bio, current students, ways to get involved & publications) can be found on Dr. Udell’s personal & lab websites.