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Bibliography of Professional Papers:

Papers available online to be viewed in Adobe Acrobat Reader 7. Visit Adobe Online to download a free Reader.  Click on the title of the article if it appears in green type to obtain the pdf file.

Abstracts: Click on the word "Abstract" to read a brief abstract of the paper.


Coe, Jon 2017, Embedding Environmental Enrichment into Zoo Animal Facility Design, Wroclaw Zoo Design Conference

Coe, J., Rowe, R., Sherwen, S. 2017. Animal welfare driving the zoo design process: Tools and examples from Zoo’s Victoria. Wroclaw Zoo Design Conference, en press.

Coe, Jon, 2014 . "Next Generation Rotation Exhibits – Raceway Networks and Space to Explore " Zoo and Aquarium Association Annual Conference, 25-28 March 2014, Auckland NZ

Coe, Jon, 2012. "The Future of Zoos" ZAA Annual Conference, 28-20 Ausut 2012.

Coe, Jon, 2012. "Design and Architecture: Third Generation Conservation, Post-Immersion and Beyond " Future of Zoos Symposium, 10-11 February 2012.  See the video on YouTube.

Coe, Jon, 2011, "Zoo Environments for People, Plants and Animals"  Designing Enclosures and Landscape Planning for Indian Zoos Workshop for Indian Zoo Directors.

Coe, Jon, 2011. "Architects and Enrichmentt" 10th International Conference on Environmental Enrichment. Abstract

Coe, Jon C., Scott, Dwight, Lukas, Kristen, 2009.   “Facility Design for Captive Multi-male and Bachelor Gorilla Groups” in Zoo Biology, Volume 28, Number 2 (March/April issue) pages 144-162 Abstract  Available at Zoo Biologywebsite

Coe, Jon, 2009. "Collaborative Enrichment" 9th International Conference on Environmental Enrichment.  Abstract

Coe, Jon, 2009.  "Third Generation Conservation " 2009 ARAZPA Conference Proceedings, Australia, on CD and at www.ARAZPA.org.  Abstract

Coe, Jon, 2007.  "Zoo 2027 and the Monkeys Run the Monkey House " 2007 ARAZPA Conference Proceedings, Australia, on CD and at www.ARAZPA.or.  Abstract

Coe, J.C., 2007. "Why Not Let the Monkeys Manage the Monkey House? " 2007 Australian Primate Society Keynote Address.

Coe, Jon, 2007.  "Deep Green Design for Zoos and Aquariums" EAZANews, European Association of Zoos and Aquaria, Vol 57, pp 16-17or on the EAZA websiteAbstract

Coe, Jon, 2006.  "Naturalistic Enrichment" (PDF file 1.28mb) 2006 ARAZPA Conference Proceedings, Australia, on CD and at www.ARAZPA.org.  Abstract

Coe, J.C., 2006 (originally written in 1996 and updated in 2006), "Career Opportunities in Zoo Design" http://www.joncoedesign.com.  Abstract

Coe, Jon C., 2005. "Plan Ahead: A Short Overveiw of the Planning Process"(PDF file 1.5mb). (Published 2006 http://www.joncoedesign.com.)  Abstract

Coe, Jon C. and Mendez, Ray, 2005.  "The Unzoo Alternative" (PDF file 1.17mb), 2005 ARAZPA Conference Proceedings, Australia, on CD. Abstract

Coe, Jon C., 2004.  "Victoria's Open Range Zoo – Good Work in Progress" in Landscape Australia, Canberra, ACT. 26:103, pp 38-43.

Coe, Jon C., 2004.  'Mixed Species Rotation Exhibits", 2004 ARAZPA Conference Proceedings, Australia, on CD.  Abstract

Coe, J.C. 2004.  Woodland Park Zoo Long-Range Physical Development Plan. CLRdesign for Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation.  Available from Woodland Park Zoo.

Coe, Jon C., 2003.  “Advances In The Design of Great Ape Facilities For Animal Well-Being” in Proceedings of SAGA Symposium, Tokyo, (Lecture).

Coe, Jon C., 2003.  “Landscape Immersion Exhibits & Beyond” in Proceedings of SAGA Symposium, Tokyo (Lecture).

Coe, Jon C., 2003.   “Steering the Ark Toward Eden: Facility Design for Animal Well-Being”, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Associaton, Oct, Vol. 223, No. 7:977-980. Abstract.  Paper available at AVMA.

Coe, Jon C., 2001.  "Chimpanzee Facility Design" in The Care and Management of Captive Chimpanzees, L. Brent, Ed., American Society of Primatologists, San Antonio, Texas.

Coe, Jon C., 2001.   “Activity-Based Design and Management: New Opportunities for Apes and People” in The Apes: Challenges for the 21st Century, C. Sodaro, Ed., Chicago Zoological Society, Brookfield, Illinois.

Coe, Jon C., 2001.   “Multi-Species Exhibits” in Encyclopedia of the World’s Zoos, C. Bell, Ed., Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, Chicago.

Coe, Jon C., 2001.   “Zoo Planning & Design” in Encyclopedia of the World’s Zoos, C. Bell, Ed., Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, Chicago.

Coe, Jon C., 1999.   "An Integrated Approach to Design: How Zoo Staff Can Get the Best Results From New Facilities, in First Annual Rhino Keeper Workshop, Disney’s Wild Animal Kingdom, Orlando, FL, May 7-8, 1999.  Abstract

Coe, Jon C., 1999.   "Increasing Affiliative Behavior between Zoo Animals and Zoo Visitors" in 1999 AZA Convention Proceedings, American Zoo and Aquarium Association, Silver Spring, MD, pp. 216-220.  Abstract

Coe, Jon C., 1998.  "Chimpanzee Choices", Keynote Address, Chimpanzoo Conference Proceedings, Jane Goodall Institute, Vol. 1, pp. 17-18.  Abstract

Coe, Jon C., Beattie, Ted, 1998.   "Twenty-First Century Management Systems For Twenty-First Century Zoo Exhibits" in 1998 AZA Convention Proceedings, American Zoo and Aquarium Association, Bethesda, MD.  Abstract

Coe, Jon C., 1997.   "Entertaining Zoo Visitors and Zoo Animals: An Integrated Approach" in 1997 AZA Convention Proceedings, American Zoo and Aquarium Association, Bethesda, MD, pp. 156-162.  Abstract

Coe, Jon C., 1996. “Future Fusion: The Twenty-First Century Zoo” in Keepers of the Kingdom, M. Nichols, Thomasson-Grant & Lickle, Charlottesville, VA.

Coe, Jon C., 1996.  "What's the Message?   Education Through Exhibit Design" in Wild Mammals in Captivity Principles and Techniques, Chapter 16.   D. Kleinman, M. Allen, K. Thompson, S. Lumpkin, H. Harris, Eds. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL.

Coe, Jon C., 1996.   “One Hundred Years of Evolution In Great Ape Facilities in American Zoos” in Proceedings of The AZA 1995 Western Regional Conference, Denver, CO, American Zoo and Aquarium Association, Bethesda, MD.  Abstract

Coe, J.C. 1996 (updated in 2006), Career Opportunities in Zoo Design. (Published 2006 http://www.joncoedesign.com.)Abstract

Coe, Jon C., 1995. “Zoo Animal Rotation: New Opportunities from Home Range to Habitat Theater” in AZA Annual Proceedings 1995, Wheeling, WV, pp. 77-80.  Abstract

Coe, J. C., LaRue, M., 1995.  “Orangutan Facility Design, Future Direction and Today’s Choices” in Orangutan Husbandry Manual, Orangutan Species Survival Plan, American Zoo and Aquarium Association, Bethesda, MD.

Coe, J. C., Lindburg, D. G., 1995. “Ark Design Update: Primate Needs and Requirements” in Conservation of Endangered Species in Captivity, An Interdisciplinary Approach, Gibbons, E. F., Durrant, B. S., Demarest, J., Eds., State University of New York Press, pp. 445-57.

Coe, Jon C., 1995.  "The Evolution of Zoo Animal Exhibits" in The Ark Evolving, Zoos and Aquariums in Transition.   Wimmer, C.M., Editor.   Smithsonian Institution Conservation and Research Center, Front Royal, Virginia, pp. 95-128.  Abstract

Coe, Jon C., 1995.  “Giving Laboratory Animals Choices” in Lab Animal Magazine, Vol. 24, No. 7:41-42.

Coe, Jon C., 1994. “Landscape Immersion – Origins and Concepts” in “Landscape Immersion Exhibits: How Are They Proving as Educational Settings?”   J. Coe, Moderator, 1994 AZA Convention Proceedings, American Zoo and Aquarium Association, Bethesda, MD.  Abstract

Coe, Jon C., 1994.  “Orangutan Housing and Exhibition: Recent Trends” in proceedings of The International Conference on Orangutans: The Neglected Ape. J. Ogden, L. Perkins, L. Sheeran, Eds., California State University, Fullerton, CA.  Astract

Coe, Jon C., 1993.  “Environmental Enrichment and Facility Design – Making It Work” for First Conference on Environmental Enrichment, Portland, OR (Lecture). (Published 2006 http://www.joncoedesign.com.) Abstract

Coe, Jon C., 1992.  "Advances in Facility Design for Great Apes in Zoological Gardens" in Chimpanzee Conservation and Public Health, J. Erwin, John C. Landon, eds., 1992 Diagnon Corporation/ Bioqual, Inc., Rockville, Maryland, pp. 95-102.

Coe, Jon C., 1992.  "Animal Training and Facility Design – A Collaborative Approach", Perspectives on Training in the Zoo — Great Challenges, Profound Benefits, 1992 AAZPA National Convention Proceedings, Toronto, American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums, Bethesda, MD, pp. 411-414.  Abstract

Coe, Jon C., 1992.  "Plan Ahead for Behavioral Enrichment" in Environmental Enrichment Kaleidoscope: Research, Management and Design, 1992 AAZPA National Convention, Toronto, American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums, Bethesda, MD, pp. 120-123.  Abstract

Coe, Jon C., 1992.  “Design and Implementation of a Captive Environment” in Chapter 1 in Western Lowland Gorillas: A Captive Study, J. Luckhard, ed., University of Washington Press, Seattle, WA (in press).

Coe, Jon C., 1991. "An Integrative Process for Exhibit Design" in Journal of Museum Education. Abstract

Coe, Jon C., 1991.   “Why are We Here and Where are We Going?” (Published 2006 http://www.joncoedesign.com).  Abstract

Coe, Jon C., 1989.  "Exotic Wood or Tropical Forests: Can We Have Both?" in Philadelphia Inquirer, July 1989.

Coe, J. C., 1989.  The Genesis of Habitat Immersion in Gorilla Exhibits, Woodland Park Zoological Garden & Zoo Atlanta, 1978-88. (Published 2006 http://www.joncoedesign.com.)  Abstract

Coe, Jon C., 1989.  "Children's Drawings May Make Good Evaluation Tools for Zoo Exhibits" in Visitor Studies 1988: Theory, Research and Practice, S. Bitgood, J. Roper, A. Benefield, Eds. Center for Social Design, P. O. Box 1111, Jacksonville, Alabama 36265.     Abstract

Coe, Jon C., 1989.  "Naturalizing Habitats For Captive Primates" in Zoo Biology, vol. 8, no. S1, pp. 117-125.

Coe, Jon C., 1988.  "How Should We Manage The New Exhibit Technology?   'Soft' Technology" in AAZPA 1988 Annual Conference Proceedings, American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums, Wheeling, WV, pp. 51-58.

Coe, Jon C., Maple, Terry L., 1987.  "In Search of Eden – A Brief History of Great Ape Exhibits" in AAZPA 1987 Annual Conference Proceedings, American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums, Wheeling, WV, pp. 628-638.  Abstract

Coe, Jon C., 1987.  "What's The Message? Exhibit Design for Education" in AAZPA 1987 Regional Conference Proceedings, American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums, Wheeling, WV, pp. 19-23.  Abstract

Coe, Jon C., 1986.  "The African Savanna Exhibit at Woodland Park Zoo" in International Zoo Yearbook, 24/25: 332-339.

Coe, Jon C., 1986.  "Towards A Co-evolution of Zoos, Aquariums and Natural History Museums" in AAZPA 1986 Annual Conference Proceedings, American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums, Wheeling, WV, pp. 366-376.  Abstract

Coe, Jon C., 1985.  "Design and Perception: Making the Zoo Experience Real" in Zoo Biology, vol. 4 no. 2 , pp. 197-208.

Coe, Jon C. & Maple, Terry L., 1984.  "Approaching Eden: A Behavioral Basis for Great Ape Exhibits" (PDF file 1.84mb) in AAZPA 1984 Annual Conference Proceedings, American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums, Wheeling, WV, pp. 117-128.  Abstract

Coe, Jon C., 1984.  "Pittsburgh's New Zoo: A Wilderness Walk" in Place, The Magazine of Livability (April 1984) Vol. 4, No. 4.

Coe, Jon C., 1984. Self-Help Design, unpublished lecture.  (Published 2006 http://www.joncoedesign.com.) Abstract

Coe, Jon. C., 1983.  "A Greensward for Gorillas" in AAZPA 1983 Annual Conference, Wheeling, WV, pp. 117-121.  Abstract

Coe, Jon. C., 1982.  "Bringing It All Together: Integration of Context, Content and Message In Zoo Exhibit Design" in AAZPA 1982 Annual Conference Proceedings, American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums, Wheeling, WV, pp. 268-274.  Abstract

Coe, Jon C., 1980.  "The Waterfowl Exhibit at Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle" in International Zoo Yearbook, 20: 282-286.

Jones, G. R., Coe, J. C., and Paulson, D. R. 1976. Woodland Park Zoo: Long-Range Plan, Development Guidelines and Exhibit Scenarios, Jones & Jones for Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation.  Reissued: Coe, J.C. 2004. Woodland Park Zoo Long-Range Physical Development Plan. CLRdesign. Available from Woodland Park Zoo.

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