Research Projects
Anna Francis

Research

This archive contains just a few of the 700+ projects supported by BIAZA members every year.
Many of these projects are BIAZA annual award winners and commendations.

Monitoring heat provision for effective thermoregulation in reptiles
Monitoring heat provision for effective thermoregulation in reptiles Ectotherms reptiles use their environment to regulate their body temperatures which means they need specific habitats, suited for their thermic needs, when in zoos. Previous studies at Chester Zoo evaluated our Komodo dragon’s thermic needs with the use o Find out More
Caught on camera
Caught on camera Camera-traps are remotely operated digital cameras triggered by motion and temperature. The commercial availability of affordable camera-traps since the early 2000s has revolutionised surveys and monitoring for many species of terrestrial mammals and birds. Camera-traps reduce the cost and effort ... Find out More
Facing up to the fungus
Facing up to the fungus Emerging infectious diseases are now recognized as one of the primary threats to human and ecosystem health. Several of the diseases most damaging to animal and plant populations have been shown to be caused by fungal or fungal-like organisms. The most prominent of recently identified fungal ... Find out More
Investigating lumpy jaw in macropods
Investigating lumpy jaw in macropods Lumpy jaw is a leading cause of death in zoo-housed kangaroos and wallabies worldwide. The aim of this research is to determine the housing and husbandry requirements that will prevent and/or reduce outbreaks of lumpy jaw in zoos. Find out More