Below is an abbreviated version of my CV, a full PDF version is available here
University of New Mexico
Doctor of Philosophy in Biology
Advisor: Dr. Felisa Smith
Anticipated graduation: Fall 2024
University of California, Davis
College of Biological Sciences
Bachelor of Science in Evolution, Ecology, and Biodiversity (2017)
Rossman ZT, Padfield C, Young D, Hart BL, and Hart LA (2020). Contagious Yawning in African Elephants (Loxodonta africana): Responses to Other Elephants and Familiar Humans. Front. Vet. Sci. 7:252. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2020.00252
Rossman ZT, Padfield C, Young D, and Hart LA (2017). Elephant-Initiated Interactions with Humans: Individual Differences and Specific Preferences in Captive African Elephants (Loxodonta africana). Front. Vet. Sci. 4:60. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2017.00060.
Rossman ZT, Hart B, Greco B, Young D, Padfield C, Weidner L, Gates J, and Hart LA (2017). When Yawning Occurs in Elephants. Front. Vet. Sci. 4:22. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2017.00022.
Caro T, Walker H, Rossman Z, Hendrix M, and Stankowich T (2017). Why is the giant panda black and white?. Behav. Ecol. arx008. doi: 10.1093/beheco/arx008
Jacobson A, Dhanota J, Godfrey J, Jacobson H, Rossman Z, Stanish A, Walker H, and Riggio J (2015). A novel approach to mapping land conversion: an application to East Africa. Environmental Modelling & Software 72:1-9. doi: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2015.06.011
Rossman, ZT. “When yawning occurs in elephants.” Presented at the UC Davis Undergraduate Research Conference, April 29, 2017 (oral presentation).
Rossman, ZT. "Elephant-initiated interactions with humans: individual differences and specific preferences." Presented at the UC Davis Undergraduate Research Conference, April 9, 2016 (oral presentation) and at the UC Davis Veterinary Medicine Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 15, 2016 (oral presentation).
Anthropo Scene Podcast: "Coyote Not So Ugly" (2021)
Sips With Scientists: "Incredible Coyotes" (2021)
Curiosity Daily Podcast "Lockdown is changing our perception of time, a devastating meteor that never landed, and elephants can catch yawns from humans" (2020)
Fellowships & Grants
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (2019-2024)
American Society of Mammalogists Grants-in-Aid of Research (2021)
Joseph Gaudin Scholarship (2021)
University of New Mexico Graduate Research Allocation Committee Research Grant (2021)
American Society of Mammalogists Grants-in-Aid of Research (2020)
Joseph Gaudin Scholarship (2020)
University of New Mexico Graduate Research Allocation Committee Research Grant (2020)
University of New Mexico Graduate Research Allocation Committee Travel Grant (2020)
UC Davis Provost's Undergraduate Fellowship (2016)