Cassandra Nunez

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Adjunct Assistant Professor
Natural Resource Ecology and Management
Cassandra Nunez

My research integrates animal behavior and physiology in the wild to answer both applied and basic questions, using feral horses as a model system. Much of my current research has focused on the unintended side effects of contraception management on the behavior and physiology of feral horses, but I have also studied mother-offspring relationships and the importance of sociality to offspring survival.​ Research interests include mare-foal behavioral ecology, population-level effects of management, recovery from management, and immunocontraception and the immune system.

Area of Expertise: 
Behavioral Ecology
Physiology
Contact
515-294-1225
332 Science II, 2310 Pammel Dr
Ames
Iowa
50011-1031