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

Pop-Sci & Selected Press Coverage


Bonding With Giants, Medium


How pandas got their patches, Science

This is why pandas are black and white, TIME

Why are pandas black and white? California biologists have a new theory, The Washington Post