Dr. Joyce Poole will share some of her experiences with elephants from four decades of study. She will describe elephant behavior and communication, and reflect on the tactics elephants are learning to survive threats in a human dominated landscape.
Joyce Poole has studied elephants and worked for their conservation and welfare for 40 years and is a world authority on their reproductive, communicative and cognitive behaviour. She is a graduate of Smith College, holds a Cambridge University PhD and was a Princeton University post-doctoral fellow. She has published numerous popular and scientific articles, written two books, participated in over 80 elephant TV documentaries and is lead author of The Elephant Charter.