- Department of Recovery Ecology, Institute for Conservation Research, San Diego Zoo Global, Escondido, United States of America
- Behaviour & Ethology, Conservation biology, Zoology
Areas of expertise
Dr. Alison Greggor serves San Diego Zoo Global as a Researcher in Recovery Ecology. Alison is broadly interested in connecting research on animal behavior and learning to conservation management, and in bringing evidence-based science to practices that utilize animal behavior. In her research, she focuses on the links between animal learning and temperament, and their effect on behavioral competency and post-reintroduction survival. Alison earned bachelor’s degrees in Spanish language and Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley, with an emphasis on animal behavior and learning. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge. Her dissertation examined the differences between urban and rural populations of wild jackdaws and how corvids respond to ecological novelty. Alison served as a postdoctoral research associate at Dartmouth College, where she investigated learning mechanisms in intertidal hermit crab species.