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Department of Animal Science 

UC Davis - The University of California, Davis

Jason V. Watters

watters Jason V. Watters, Ph.D.
Associate Adjunct Professor



Phone: (415) 213-8128
E-mail: jasonw@sfzoo.org


B.S., Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation Biology, University of California, Davis, 1997.
Ph.D., Animal Behavior, University of California, Davis, 2003. .

Research Interests

Animal behavior, animal welfare, conservation behavior; behavioral assays of animal welfare, environmental enrichment for zoo and aquarium animals; zoo animal behavior and its impact on zoo-goers.


Vice President of Wellness and Animal Behavior San Francisco Zoological Society   Executive Editor Zoo Biology

Graduate Group Membership