Joanna Burger

Joanna Burger

Joanna Burger is distinguished professor of biology at Rutgers University, where she teaches animal behavior. An ecologist, behavioral biologist, and ecotoxicologist, she has studied migrating and foraging birds, the effects of contaminants on avian development, and birds as indicators of environmental health. She is the author of The Parrot Who Owns Me and A Visual Guide to Birds.

Recent Articles

The Dalai Lama: Women are the Leaders of the Future

In the July 2019 issue of Lion's Roar, five people share their meaningful moments with the Dalai Lama. Here, Danielle LaPorte recalls her meeting with His Holiness.

Creature Comfort

Dogs comfort their human companions and parrots care for their injured mates. When we increase our understanding of animal compassion, says behavioral ecologist Joanna Burger, we understand more about ourselves.