Dr. Potter's Parrots

 
 

Over 30 years ago I began working in the field of animal behavior.  I have worked extensively with endangered species, most particularly the Psittacine parrots. My research with this species involved the development of epigenetic stimulations to improve health in the birds, with an end goal to increase reproduction. One of the most significant conclusions I was able to draw from my animal research was that human beings have an effect on our environments merely by our presence alone.

My research with animals led to some interesting and unexpected findings with individuals as I began to observe the effect that human behaviors had on endangered species of birds. The health of the birds became the measurement tool whereby I could gauge the effects of human behavior through the stimulation of their brains. The method of behavioral transfer from humans to animals became the base of understanding that facilitated the development of the Blueprint for Changes program.

- Kim