I am the Assistant Director of the Lester E Fisher Center for the Study & Conservation of Apes, Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, USA. It is my role to help with the design, coordination, and running of our in-house behavioral and cognitive research with our chimpanzees, gorillas and Japanese macaques. I am also Chair of Lincoln Park Zoo's Institutional Review Board. In addition to my role at the Zoo, I am an adjunct Assistant Professor at Northwestern University, USA, and an Honourary Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham, UK.
Hopper LM (2016). The individual and social drivers of primate innovation. PeerJ Preprints, 4, e2276v1
Hopper LM, Shender MA & Ross SR (in press). Behavioral research as physical enrichment for captive chimpanzees. Zoo Biology.
Hopper LM, Freeman HD & Ross, SR (2016). Reconsidering coprophagy as an indicator of negative welfare for captive chimpanzees. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 176, 112-119.
Wagner KE, Hopper LM & Ross SR (2016). Asymmetries in the production of self-directed behavior by chimpanzees and gorillas during a computerized cognitive test. Animal Cognition, 19(2), 343-350.
Hopper LM, Kurtycz LM, Ross SR & Bonnie KE (2015) Captive chimpanzee foraging in a social setting: a test of problem solving, flexibility, and spatial discounting. PeerJ 3, e833.