Queen Mary University of London
For several years Buttercups have been working closely with Queen Mary University of London, who have been studying different aspects of goat behaviour, including intelligance, emotions, memory, vocalisation and dofferences in personalities. They already have several published articles which result directly from data collected from the sanctuary.
Briefer EF, Oxley J, McElligott AG (2015) Autonomic nervous system reactivity in a free-ranging mammal: effects of dominance rank and personality. Animal Behaviour 110, 121-132
Briefer EF, Tettamanti F, McElligott AG (2015) Emotions in goats: mapping physiological, behavioural and vocal profiles. Animal Behaviour 99, 131-143.
Briefer EF, Haque S, Baciadonna L, McElligott AG (2014) Goats excel at learning and remembering a highly novel cognitive task. Frontiers in Zoology 11, 20.
Baciadonna L, McElligott AG, Briefer EF (2013) Goats favour personal over social information in an experimental foraging task. PEERJ 1: e172
Web link: https://peerj.com/articles/172/
Briefer EF, McElligott AG (2013) Rescued goats at a sanctuary display positive mood after former neglect. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 145, 45-55.