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Articles on Environmental Enrichment

Articles on Environmental Enrichment Overview

This is a collection of articles on Environmental Enrichment from JAAWS in relation to the studies of the human-animal relationship. The Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science (JAAWS) is the leading peer-reviewed journal on the science of animal welfare for veterinarians, scientists and public policy makers. It presents articles and reports on practices that demonstrably enhance the welfare of wildlife, companion animals and animals used in research, agriculture and zoos.

Perez, B. C., Mehrkam, L. R., Foltz, A. R., & Dorey, N. R. (2018). Effects of Enrichment Presentation and Other Factors on Behavioral Welfare of Pantropical Spotted Dolphin (Stenella attenuata). Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 21(2), 130-140.

Samuelson, M. M., Lauderdale, L. K., Pulis, K., Solangi, M., Hoffland, T., & Lyn, H. (2017). Olfactory enrichment in California sea lions (Zalophus californianus): an effective tool for captive welfare?. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science20(1), 75-85.

Reimer, J., Maia, C. M., & Santos, E. F. (2016). Environmental enrichments for a group of captive macaws: Low interaction does not mean low behavioral changes. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science19(4), 385-395.

Coelho, C. M., de Azevedo, C. S., Guimarães, M. A. D. B. V., & Young, R. J. (2016). Environmental enrichment effect on fecal glucocorticoid metabolites and captive maned wolf (Chrysocyon Brachyurus) behavior. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science19(4), 353-362.

Cannon, T. H., Heistermann, M., Hankison, S. J., Hockings, K. J., & McLennan, M. R. (2016). Tailored enrichment strategies and stereotypic behavior in captive individually housed macaques (Macaca spp.). Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science19(2), 171-182.

Passos, L. F., Mello, H. E. S., & Young, R. J. (2014). Enriching Tortoises: assessing color preference. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science17(3), 274-281.

Mehrkam, L. R., Verdi, N. T., & Wynne, C. D. (2014). Human interaction as environmental enrichment for pair-housed wolves and wolf–dog crosses. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science17(1), 43-58.

Sha, J., Han, S., Marlena, D., & Kee, J. (2012). Effects of single-use and group-use enrichment on stereotypy and intragroup aggressive and affiliative behaviors of a social group of squirrel monkeys (Saimiri sciureus) at the Singapore Zoo. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science15(4), 358-371.

Robins, J. G., & Waitt, C. D. (2011). Improving the welfare of captive macaques (Macaca sp.) through the use of water as enrichment. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science14(1), 75-84.

Smith, B. P., & Litchfield, C. A. (2010). An empirical case study examining effectiveness of environmental enrichment in two captive Australian sea lions (Neophoca cinerea). Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science13(2), 103-122.

Baker, K. (2007). Enrichment and primate centers: closing the gap between research and practice. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science10(1), 49-54.

Almli, L. M., & Burghardt, G. M. (2006). Environmental enrichment alters the behavioral profile of ratsnakes (Elaphe). Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science9(2), 85-109.

Davey, G., Henzi, P., & Higgins, L. (2005). The influence of environmental enrichment on Chinese visitor behavior. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science8(2), 131-140.

Videan, E. N., Fritz, J., Schwandt, M. L., Smith, H. F., & Howell, S. (2005). Controllability in environmental enrichment for captive chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science8(2), 117-130.

Hurme, K., Gonzalez, K., Halvorsen, M., Foster, B., Moore, D., & Chepko-Sade, B. D. (2003). Environmental enrichment for dendrobatid frogs. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science6(4), 285-299.

Van de Weerd, H. A., Aarsen, E. L., Mulder, A., Kruitwagen, C. L., Hendriksen, C. F., & Baumans, V. (2002). Effects of environmental enrichment for mice: variation in experimental results. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science5(2), 87-109.

Anderson, R. C., & Wood, J. B. (2001). Enrichment for giant Pacific octopuses: happy as a clam?. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science4(2), 157-168.

Ambrose, N., & Morton, D. B. (2000). The use of cage enrichment to reduce male mouse aggression. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science3(2), 117-125.

Leach, M. C., Ambrose, N., Bowell, V. J., & Morton, D. B. (2000). The development of a novel form of mouse cage enrichment. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science3(2), 81-91.

Renner, M. J., Feiner, A. J., Orr, M. G., & Delaney, B. A. (2000). Environmental enrichment for New World primates: Introducing food-irrelevant objects and direct and secondary effects. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science3(1), 23-32.

Sherwin, C. (1999). Environmental enrichment for captive animals. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 2(3), 243-245,

Sanz, C., Blicher, A., Dalke, K., Gratton-Fabbri, L., McClure-Richards, T., & Fouts, R. S. (1999). Use of temporary and semipermanent enrichment objects by five chimpanzees. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science2(1), 1-11.

Rooney, M. B., & Sleeman, J. (1998). Effects of selected behavioral enrichment devices on behavior of western lowland gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla). Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science1(4), 339-351.

Townsend, P. (1998). Environmental enrichment for laboratory animals, Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 1(2), 179-181,

Brent, L., & Stone, A. (1998). Destructible toys as enrichment for captive chimpanzees. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science1(1), 5-14.


Updated July 2019

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