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Joshua Plotnik, Ph.D. is a comparative psychologist and conservation behavior researcher who has studied the intelligence of elephants since 2005. Recently, Josh has been working in Thailand to understand how research on animal thinking can be applied directly to the mitigation of human/elephant conflict. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology and the Animal Behavior and Conservation Program at Hunter College of the City University of New York, and a visiting researcher in the Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge. He is also the founder and executive director of Think Elephants International, a U.S. non-profit charity working to bridge the gaps between research, education, and conservation by using elephants as a conduit. His research on elephant intelligence has been published in some of science's top peer-reviewed journals, and has been featured in documentaries (including several produced by the BBC and National Geographic) and numerous TV and newspaper articles on elephants. Dr. Plotnik has earned degrees from both Emory University (M.A. and Ph.D.) and Cornell University (B.S.). He lives in New York City. Website.
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