Kris Descovich

Lecturer
Environmental and Animal Sciences
Location: Building 115, Room 1003
Email Kris Descovich

Publications

Connor, R., Jakob-Hoff, R., Kingan, M., Mason, H., & Descovich, K. (2016). Impact of ambient sound on the behaviour and welfare of selected animals housed at Auckland Zoo: Pilot study. New Zealand Applied Behaviour Analysis Conference, University of Waikato, New Zealand.

Descovich, K. A., Johnston, S., Lisle, A., Nicolson, V., Janssen, T., Brooks, P., & Phillips, C. J. C. (2016). Long-term body temperature measurement in the southern hairy-nosed wombat (Lasiorhinus latifrons). Australian Mammalogy (Vol. In Press).

Connor, R., Jakob-Hoff, R., Kingan, M., Mason, H., & Descovich, K. (2016). Does Ambient Sound affect the behaviour and welfare of selected animals housed at Auckland Zoo: Pilot Study. International Society for Applied Ethology, Regional Meeting, Auckland, New Zealand.

Descovich, K., Wathan, J., Leach, M., Buchanan-Smith, H., Flecknell, P., Farningham, D., & Vick, S. J. (2016). What can facial behaviour reveal about animal welfare? New Zealand Applied Behaviour Analysis Conference, University of Waikato, New Zealand.

Descovich, K. A., Tribe, A., McDonald, I. J., & Phillips, C. J. C. (2016). The eastern grey kangaroo: current management and future directions. Wildlife Research (Vol. 43).

Descovich, K. A., McDonald, I. J., Tribe, A., & Phillips, C. J. C. (2015). A welfare assessment of methods used for harvesting, hunting and population control of kangaroos and wallabies. Animal Welfare (Vol. 24(3)).

Descovich, K. (2013). The behavioural biology of captive wombats (Lasiorhinus latifrons): Examining social dynamics and spatial demands. Student Conference on Conservation Science, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Descovich, K. A., Reints Bok, T. E., Lisle, A. T., & Phillips, C. J. C. (2013). Auditory laterality in a nocturnal, fossorial marsupial (Lasiorhinus latifrons) in response to bilateral stimuli. Laterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain and Cognition (Vol. 18 (1)).

Descovich, K. A., Lisle, A. T., Johnston, S., & Phillips, C. J. C. (2013). The effect of group size on vigilance in a semi-solitary, fossorial marsupial (Lasiorhinus latifrons). Behavioural Processes (Vol. 100).

Descovich, K. A., Lisle, A., Johnston, S., & Phillips, C. J. C. (2012). The behavioural biology of captive wombats (Lasiorhinus latifrons): Examining social dynamics and spatial demands. European Conference of Behavioural Biology, Essen, Germany.

Descovich, K. A. (2012). The behavioural biology and management of southern hairy-nosed wombats (Lasiorhinus latifrons) in captivity. University of Queensland, Gatton, Australia.

Descovich, K. A., Lisle, A. T., Johnston, S., Nicolson, V., & Phillips, C. J. C. (2012). Differential responses of captive southern hairy-nosed wombats (Lasiorhinus latifrons) to the presence of faeces from different species and male and female conspecifics. Applied Animal Behaviour Science (Vol. 138(1)).

Descovich, K. A. (2012). Wombats: Behaviour and welfare in captivity. Australian College of Veterinary Scientists, Science Week, Gold Coast, Australia.

Descovich, K. A., Lisle, A. T., Johnston, S., & Phillips, C. J. C. (2012). Space allowance and the behaviour of captive southern hairy-nosed wombats (Lasiorhinus latifrons). Applied Animal Behaviour Science (Vol. 140(1)).

Descovich, K. A., Lisle, A. T., Johnston, S., Keeley, T., & Phillips, C. J. C. (2012). Intrasample variation and the effect of storage delay on faecal metabolite concentrations in the southern hairy-nosed wombat (Lasiorhinus latifrons). Australian Mammalogy (Vol. 34(2)).

Descovich, K., Lisle, A., Johnston, S., Nicolson, V., & Phillips, C. (2011). The response of captive southern hairy-nosed wombats (Lasiorhinus latifrons) to the presence of faeces. International Ethological Conference / Animal Behavior Society 'Behavior 2011', Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Descovich, K. A., Galdikas, B. M., Tribe, A., Lisle, A., & Phillips, C. J. C. (2011). Fostering appropriate behavior in rehabilitant orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus). International Journal of Primatology (Vol. 32(2)).