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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—using pragmatic, science-based solutions. Most of my work focuses on understanding behavior in the context of a species' unique evolutionary ecology.

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. I am a former Fulbright Student Research Fellow at Rajarata University of Sri Lanka in the Faculty of Applied Sciences.

I am frequently on the road or in the field conducting research. To find out how to reach me, click here.