Cassandra Nuñez

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Dept: Natural Resource Ecology and Management
Office:332 Science 2
Phone:515-294-1225
Website:http://cmvnunez.weebly.com/
Area of expertise: Behavioral Ecology, Physiology

My research integrates animal behavior and physiology in the wild to answer both applied and basic questions, using feral horses as a model system. Much of my current research has focused on the unintended side effects of contraception management on the behavior and physiology of feral horses, but I have also studied mother-offspring relationships and the importance of sociality to offspring survival.​ Research interests include mare-foal behavioral ecology, population-level effects of management, recovery from management, and immunocontraception and the immune system.