Welcome Sara Torres!

AnimalConcepts welcomes Sara Torres Ortiz who will be working as a remote collaborator on a variety of animal welfare, care and behaviour related projects and is excited about "an opportunity to expand my understanding on animal-human relationships and to provide tools for an objective research approach in order to reach high quality conclusions."

Sara Torres Ortiz is a researcher at the University of Southern Denmark where she finished her master studies on animal behavior and bioacoustics in 2016.

She is originally from Spain, where she completed her MSc studies in oceanography at the University of Cadiz.

As a researcher, Sara works on many different research projects involving animal behavior and bioacoustics, both in the field and in the lab. When she first arrived in Denmark, she assisted in training groups of grey seals, cormorants, and parrots that participated in hearing and/or cognition tasks.

During her time with Montpellier University she investigated the sensory abilities of whales in Spain and Iceland in the field.

Sara has also worked with bottlenose dolphins at Dolphin Adventure in Mexico, both in a training and in a research capacity.

With an ongoing project she is studying the behavior and communication of wild harbor porpoises using drones.

Currently, Sara is starting her PhD with the Max Planck institute in Loro Parque working with cognitive abilities on parrots and dolphins.

Sarah Torres