I REALLY enjoyed the conference of the FL Association of Behavior Analysis!! Two and a half days of research and applied behavior analysis. Presenters work in a variety of areas. Some work with children, some with adults, group homes, autism, brain injury, and more. There were also presenters who work with different species of animals: pets, zoos, feral dogs, cats, and more. There was SO much to try and cover.
This is a picture (by Val Phillips) of panelists on “New Horizons in Animal Training and Care: Operant Conditioning and Beyond. The main focus is operant conditioning and husbandry in domesticated and captive animals.”
From left to right they are:
Eduardo J. Fernandez, PhD, University of Washington and Woodland Park Zoo
Christina Alligood, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Disney Animal Kingdom Behavioral Husbandry
Karen Pryor, author, CEO of Karen Pryor, Inc.
Kristi Muir, MS, CPDT-KA, Animal Behavior Training Solutions
Otto Fad, Busch Gardens Tampa Elephant Husbandry