Kris Descovich

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

Publications

Lewis, K., Descovich, K., & Jones, M. (2017). Enclosure utilisation and activity budgets of disabled Malayan sun bears (Helarctos malayanus). Behavioural Processes (Vol. 145).

Descovich, K. A., Johnston, S., Lisle, A., Nicolson, V., Janssen, T., Brooks, P., & Phillips, C. J. C. (2017). Long-term measurement of body temperature in the southern hairy-nosed wombat (Lasiorhinus latifrons). Australian Mammalogy (Vol. 39).

Descovich, K., Forbes, G., & Crudge, B. (2017). Invited talk: A study of sun bears in captivity - understanding the world's forgotten bear. Zoological Society of Auckland, Auckland Zoo.

Descovich, K., Wathan, J., Leach, M. C., Buchanan-Smith, HM., Flecknell, P., Farningham, D., & Vick, S. J. (2017). Facial expressions in animals and the value to animal welfare assessment. International Society for Applied Ethology Australasia-African Region, Brisbane, Australia.

Forbes, G., Crudge, B., Lewis, K., Officer, K., & Descovich, K. (2017). An observational study of the behaviour of captive sun bears (Helarctos malayanus). International Society for Applied Ethology Australasia-African Region, Brisbane, Australia.

Nash, R., Robbins, A., & Descovich, K. (2017). Can environmental enrichment reduce the prevalence of regurgitation and reingestion behaviour in captive orangutans? International Society for Applied Ethology Australasia-African Region, Brisbane, Australia.

Descovich, K.A., Wathan, J., Leach, M., Buchanan-Smith, H., Flecknell, P., Farningham, D., & Vick, S.J. (2017). Keynote presentation: What can facial expression reveal about animal welfare? Supporting evidence and potential pitfalls. International Society for Applied Ethology, Aarhus, Denmark.

Descovich, KA., Wathan, J., Leach, MC., Buchanan-Smith, HM., Flecknell, P., Farningham, D., & Vick, SJ. (2017). Facial expression: An under-utilised tool for the assessment of welfare in mammals. ALTEX Alternatives to Animal Experimentation (Vol. 34(3)).
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/4121

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., 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.
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/3741

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. 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. 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. (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., 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)).