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Hi there!

My name is Chase LaDue, and I am an applied behavioral ecologist who conducts research on large mammals (primarily elephants). I am most interested in interdisciplinary research that can teach us how to better manage animals, both in captive settings and in the wild. Most of my work focuses on understanding behavior in the context of a species' unique ecology. For more information about my previous work, visit my Research page.

I received my BS in Animal Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation from Canisius College, and my MS in Biology from Western Kentucky University. Currently, I am a PhD candidate in Environmental Science and Public Policy at George Mason University and a 2018-19 Fulbright Student Research Fellow in Sri Lanka at Rajarata University in the Faculty of Applied Sciences.