Maria Maust-Mohl, PHD

Maria Maust-Mohl, PHD

Assistant Professor

Department : Psychology

Email : maria.maustmohl@manhattan.edu

Phone : 718-862-7970

Office : DLS 445

Education

PHD, CUNY: The Graduate Center
MA, Columbia University
BS, University of Arizona

Research

My research involves animal behavior, communication, and cognition with a focus on captive animals, adaptations of animals to their environments, and human perceptions of animals.

Publications & Professional Activities

Maust-Mohl, M., Fraser, J., Morrison, R. (2012). Wild Minds: What people think about animal thinking. Anthrozoos: A multidisciplinary journal of the interactions of people and animals, 25(2), 133-147.

Maust, M., Clum, N., Sheppard, C. (2007). Ontogeny of chick behavior: A tool for monitoring the growth and development of lesser adjutant storks. Zoo Biology, 26(6), 533-538.

 

Conference Papers

Morrison, R., Maust-Mohl, M., Fraser, J. Wild minds: What people think about animal thinking. Poster session presented at the 2nd International Symposium on Zoo Animal Welfare, June 5 and 6, 2013; Chicago, IL.

Maust-Mohl, M., Soltis, J., Reiss, D. Echo-ranging by the hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius). Poster session presented at the CUNY Animal Behavior Institute workshop, March 31st, 2012; New York, NY.

Maust-Mohl, M., Hunter, S., Spence, H., Tchernichovski, O., Turner, M., Reiss, D. Whistle-squawks by bottlenose dolphins: A composite signal conveying identity and emotion? Poster session presented at the 19th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals. Society for Marine Mammalogy; November 27th-December 2nd, 2011, Tampa, FL.

Maust-Mohl, M., Soltis, J., Reiss, D. Potential use of rudimentary echolocation by the hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius). Contributed talk presented at the 48th annual conference for the Animal Behavior Society: July 25-30th, 2011; Bloomington, IN.

Maust-Mohl, M., Soltis, J., Reiss, D. Eavesdropping on the hippopotamus: acoustic and behavioral repertoires. Contributed talk presented at the 47th annual conference for the Animal Behavior Society: July 26-30th, 2010; Williamsburg, VA.

Reiss, D., Castellote, M., Crowell, S. E., Thomas, J. A., Szczepaniak, I., Psihoyos, L., Hambleton, C., Bruck, J., Kaplan, J. D., Maust-Mohl, M. Further evidence in support of the distress whistle hypothesis in dolphins. Poster session presented at the 18th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals. Society for Marine Mammalogy; October 12-16th, 2009; Quebec City, Quebec.

 

Other published materials

Fraser, J., Maust-Mohl, M., Morrison, R., Reiss, D., Knight, S., Ardalan, N., & Weiss, M. (2013). A proposed transdisciplinary framework to align comparative psychology and social science research on animal minds. NewKnowledge Report #NSF2.61.62.06. New York: New Knowledge Organization Ltd.

Klema, C., Raxworthy, C., Maust, M., Bennet, C. E. Biodiversity inventories and collections: An overview of theoretical and technical issues. 2009 version. Synthesis, Network for Conservation Educators and Practitioners, American Museum of Natural History. http://research.amnh.org/biodiversity/ncep.

Klema, C., Raxworthy, C., Maust, M. Biodiversity inventories and collections: An overview of theoretical and technical issues. 2009 version. Presentation, Network for Conservation Educators and Practitioners, American Museum of Natural History. http://research.amnh.org/biodiversity/ncep

Klema, C., Raxworthy, C., Maust, M. Biodiversity inventories and collections: An overview of theoretical and technical issues. 2009 version. Presentation notes and discussion questions, Network for Conservation Educators and Practitioners, American Museum of Natural History. http://research.amnh.org/biodiversity/ncep

Harrison, I. J., Klema, C., Maust, M., Raxworthy, C. Planning a biodiversity survey. 2009 version. Exercise, Network for Conservation Educators and Practitioners, American Museum of Natural History. http://research.amnh.org/biodiversity/ncep.

Professional Memberships

  • Sigma Xi
  • Animal Behavior Society
  • Society for Marine Mammalogy

Courses Taught/Teaching

PSYC 203      Introduction to Psychology I
PSYC 205      Statistics
PSYC 315      Research Methods
PSYC 340      Cognition and Learning
PSYC 367      Sensation and Perception
PSYC 430      Research in Psychology
PSYC 435      Physiological Psychology
PSYC 475      Internship