Dr Holly Farmer
Honorary Lecturer in MSc Zoo and Aquarium Conservation Biology
School of Biological and Marine Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)
Lecturer on MSc Zoo Conservation Biology with the University of Plymouth
Studbook Coordinator for Macaca nigra EAZA Ex situ programme (EEP)
Sparsholt College and BIAZA, Course Assessor Diploma in the Management of Zoo and Aquarium Animals; Industry Expert for Level 3 Zoo Apprenticeship.
Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour
Primate Society of Great Britain
Animal Welfare Research Network
Roles on external bodies
Journal of Zoo and Aquarium Research, Section Editor
EAZA Animal Welfare Working Group, Chair
EAZA Group on Zoo Animal Contraception, Member
BIAZA Animal Welfare Working Group, Member
BIAZA Animal Behaviour and Training Working Group, Enrichment Advisor
BIAZA Great Ape Welfare Group, Member
BIAZA Sound Focus Group, Member
I teach on the Zoo Conservation Biology MSc, in particular the Zoo Animal Behaviour and Welfare Research (ANIM5010), Small Population Conservation (ANIM5007) and Contemporary Zoo Management (ANIM5006) modules. I also supervise MSc project students (BIOL505).
Binding, S., Farmer, H., Krusin, L., & Cronin, K. 2020. Status of animal welfare research in zoos and aquariums: Where are we, where to next?. Journal of Zoo and Aquarium Research 8(3): 166-174.
Farmer, H.L., Murphy, G., & Newbolt, J. 2019. Change in stingray behaviour and social networks in response to the scheduling of husbandry events. Journal of Zoo and Aquarium Research 7(4): 203-209.
Jones, H., McGregor, P.K., Farmer, H.L.A. and Baker, K.R. 2016. The influence of visitor interaction on the behavior of captive crowned lemurs (Eulemur coronatus) and implications for welfare. Zoo Biology 35: 222-227.
Farmer, H.L., Plowman, A. B. and Leaver, L. A. 2011. Role of vocalisations and social housing in breeding in captive howler monkeys (Alouatta caraya). Applied Animal Behaviour Science 134: 177-183.
Farmer, H. and Pullen, P. K. 2005. Preliminary investigations into howling vocalisations and associated behavioural patterns in captive black and gold howler monkeys (Alouatta caraya). Folia Primatologica 75 (supplement): 373.