• Zoo visitor behavior
  • Conservation education in zoos
  • Zoo exhibit evaluation
  • Zoo and shelter animal behavior & welfare
  • Scholarship of teaching and learning


Martin, A., Kelling, A., & Mallavarapu, S. (2021). Attitudes towards dog relinquishment as assessed through a survey of university students. Anthrozoos, 34(2), 201–215.

Mallavarapu, S., & Taglialatela, L. (2019). A post-occupancy evaluation of the impact of exhibit changes on conservation knowledge, attitudes, and behavior of zoo visitors. Environmental Education Research, 25(10).

Bekker, O. A., & Mallavarapu, S. (2019). Pet attachment and the social support that pets provide to college students. The Kennesaw Journal of Undergraduate Research, 6(1).

Adams, P. A., & Mallavarapu, S. (2017). Behavioral indicators of poor welfare in shelter dogs. The Kennesaw Journal of Undergraduate Research, 5(3).

Mallavarapu, S., Stoinski, T. S., Perdue, B. M., & Maple, T. L. (2014). Double invisible displacement understanding in orangutans: Testing in non-locomotor and locomotor space. Primates, 55(4), 549–557.

Gaber, J., Mallavarapu, S., & Kirsner, B. (2014). Attitudes toward monsters. The  Kennesaw Journal of Undergraduate Research,3(1).

Mallavarapu, S., Perdue, B. M., Stoinski, T. S., & Maple, T. L. (2013). Can black-and-white ruffed lemurs (Varecia variegata) solve object permanence tasks? American Journal of Primatology, 75, 376–386.

Mallavarapu, S., Bloomsmith, M. A., Kuhar, C. W., & Maple, T. L. (2013). Using multiple joystick systems in computerised enrichment for captive orangutans. Animal Welfare, 22(3), 401–409.

Mallavarapu, S., Stoinski, T. S., Bloomsmith, M. A., & Maple, T. L. (2006). Post-conflict behavior in captive western lowland gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla). American Journal of Primatology, 68(8), 789–801.

Maple, T. L., & Mallavarapu, S. (2006). Values, advocacy, and science: Toward an empirical philosophy of zoo and aquarium leadership. In H. H. Genoways (Ed.), Museum philosophy for the twenty-first century (pp. 177–200). NY: AltaMira Press.