Brian Greco

Cecilia Torres-Penedo

Animal Biology Graduate Group Alumni


Major Professor: Joy Mench
Home department: Animal Science


  • Ph.D. Animal Biology, University of California, Davis - 2016
  • M.S. Biology, California State University San Marcos
  • B.S. Biology/B.A. Art Studio, University of California, Davis

Research interests
Elucidating the ways in which captivity affects the welfare, behavior, and cognitive capabilities of elephants. 


Greco BJ, Brown TK, Andrews JRM, Swaisgood RR, Caine NG (2012)  Social learning in captive African elephants (Loxodonta africana africana) Anim Cogn.  doi: 10.1007/s10071-012-0586-7