BA, Psychology, Binghamton University
MA, English literature, University of Maryland
MA, Psychology (certificate in animal behavior & conservation), City University of New York, Hunter College
My research compares the personality factors and subjective well being in non-human animals to address questions of evolution and influence captive and shelter animal management.
Gartner, M.C., & Weiss, A. (in press). Personality in felids: A review. Applied Animal Behaviour Science.
Gartner, M.C., & Weiss, A. (in press). Scottish wildcat (Felis silvestris grampia) personality and subjective well-being: Implications for captive management. Applied Animal Behaviour Science.
Weiss, A., Gartner, M.C., Gold, K.C., & Stoinski, T.S. (in press). Extraversion predicts longer survival in gorillas: An 18-year longitudinal study. Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
Gartner, M.C., & Powell, D. (2012). Personality assessment in snow leopards. Zoo Biology, 31, 151-165.
Powell, D., & Gartner, M.C. (2011). Applications of personality to the management and conservation of nonhuman animals. In M. Inoue-Murayama, S. Kawamura, A. Weiss (Eds.) From Genes to Animal Behaviour (pp. 185-199). Tokyo: Springer.