Darren Minier

Darren Minier

Aug 28, 2015

Group 6 Copy 119
-1
    Please wait...

    About This Project

    Low activity levels in captive animals are common because they don't have to search for food, unlike their wild counterparts. This may result in lower visitor interest in the animals and contribute to reduced interest in conservation efforts. We will address this issue by building and installing 'smart feeders' in the lemur enclosure at Oakland Zoo and studying how changes in food availability affect lemur activity levels and in turn how changes in activity affects zoo visitor interest.

    Blast off!

    Browse Other Projects on Experiment

    Related Projects

    CRISPR Capsules: Packaging Cas9 with bacterial outer membrane vesicles

    NU iGEM is creating a delivery system for an innovative antibiotic method centered around CRISPR, a powerful...

    Conserving California Red-Legged Frogs

    "My goal is to help protect California's natural legacy in an increasingly modified landscape, with the...

    Does insecticide exposure affect solitary bee nesting behavior?

    Alfalfa leafcutter bees (ALBs) are important crop pollinators that nest in aboveground cavities (e.g. straws...

    Backer Badge Funded