Familiarity with the experimenter influences the performance of Common ravens (Corvus corax) and Carrion crows (Corvus corone corone) in cognitive tasks
| Contributor(s):: Lara Cibulski, Claudia A.F. Wascher, Brigitte M.Weiß, Kurt Kotrschal
When humans and animals interact with one another over an extended time span they familiarise and may develop a relationship, which can exert an influence on both partners. For example, the behaviour of an animal in experiments may be affected by its relationship to the human experimenter....
Opinions from the Front Lines of Cat Colony Management Conflict
| Contributor(s):: M. Nils Peterson, Brett Hartis, Shari Rodriguez, Matthew Green, Christopher A. Lepczyk
Outdoor cats represent a global threat to terrestrial vertebrate conservation, but management has been rife with conflict due to differences in views of the problem and appropriate responses to it. To evaluate these differences we conducted a survey of opinions about outdoor cats and their...
Effects of Human Disturbance on Physiology, Behavior, and Ornamentation in the Eastern Bluebird
| Contributor(s):: Lauren Marjorie Gillespie
Overall, few studies have focused on anthropogenic disturbance on wildlife physiology. Research has typically focused on how environmentally contaminated areas or anthropogenic disturbance (e.g. noise, human activity) influences biodiversity, community structure and behavior of individual...
Human Facial Recognition by Northern Mockingbirds
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| Contributor(s):: Jessica A. Stehlin, Janice Crook-Hill, Brad Bailey
A number of studies have examined the ability of various animal species to recognize individual humans, but only a few have focused on native, non-captive birds. Previous research demonstrated that American Crows learn to recognize individual human faces. Other research indicated that Northern...
How vultures can help solve crimes | Lauren Pharr
| Contributor(s):: Lauren Pharr
Can a bird that symbolizes death help the living catch criminals? In this informative and accessible talk, forensic anthropologist Lauren Pharr shows us how vultures impact crime scenes -- and the assistance they can provide to detectives investigating murders. (This talk contains graphic images.)
Moving With Pets
| Contributor(s):: Dylan Kaarlsen
When you go new places® every member of your family should be at ease. Cats, dogs and other animals are especially sensitive to moving. The secret to pet relocation is planning. Follow these pointers and ask your Atlas Agent if you have questions. This guide will help prepare you to move...
"A Super Wild Story": Shared Human-Pigeon Lives and the Questions They Beg
| Contributor(s):: Rautio, Pauliina
Why Not the City?: Urban Hawk Watching and the End of Nature
| Contributor(s):: Hunold, Christian
Birds and Dogs: Toward a Comparative Perspective on Odor Use and Detection
| Contributor(s):: Paola A. Prada, Kenneth G. Furton
While canines are generally considered the gold standard for olfactory detection in many situations other animals provide alternatives and offer a unique opportunity to compare biological detection capabilities. Critical components in successfully studying biological detectors is not only...
Some recent work on the psychotherapeutic value of caged birds with older people
| Contributor(s):: RA Mugford, JG M'Comisky
How nature can be used to create a therapeutic outdoor environment
| Contributor(s):: Carol Davis
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The Influence of Animal-Assisted Psychotherapy on the Establishment of the Therapeutic Alliance with Maltreated Children in Residential Care
| Contributor(s):: Nancy Parish-Plass
Background: A large proportion of maltreated children carry their experiences as secrets into adulthood, leading to the continuation of the maltreatment, developmental trauma, and prevention of treatment. Many undiscovered maltreated children are referred to therapy due to behavioral and...
Assessment of Plumage and Integument Condition in Dual-Purpose Breeds and Conventional Layers
| Contributor(s):: Mona Franziska Giersberg, Birgit Spindler
The assessment of plumage and integument condition in laying hens provides useful information about the occurrence of feather pecking and cannibalism. Although feather loss and skin injuries can result from mechanical abrasion or clinical diseases, they are valid animal-based indicators for...
Wild Connection: How Do We Connect With Animals? | Leila Goulet | TEDxRoseburg
We have all had an experience with an animal at some point in our lives… How have these experiences shaped the way we view and interact with living things? What can we do to be the voice of so many vanishing species? In this talk, personal wildlife conservation stories will be explored,...
Microfaunal remains from the East Granary, Roman Vindolanda: Evidence for human–animal interactions.
| Contributor(s):: Deb Bennett, Robert M. Timm
The East Granary situated within the Roman fort-village complex at Vindolanda was in active use from the early third through the late fourth centuries A.D. The architectural layout of the foundation of this building consists of five parallel channels cut by cross-flues at regular intervals, and...
Avian reactions towards human approaches in different urban greenery structures in Nanaimo
| Contributor(s):: Campbell, M.
Urban green spaces are vital for human quality of life and urban avian ecology. In consequence, these areas attract cutting edge research on human/animal relations and the human roles in avian foraging grounds. However, few studies of bird reactions to human presence have included bird adaptation...
Walking the thylacine: records of indigenous companion animals in Australian narrative and photographic history
| Contributor(s):: Philip, J., Garden, D.
This report examines the history and significance of indigenous companion animals within traditional Aboriginal society and in early Euro-Australian settlements. Working from historical photographic and anthropological records, the project constructs a visual and written record of these...
'A place for everything': moral landscapes of 'swiftlet farming' in George Town, Malaysia
| Contributor(s):: Connolly, C.
This paper is based on 6 months of ethnographic, multi-sited research in Malaysia, and investigates the relatively recent phenomenon of edible birds' nest farming in urban areas ('swiftlet farming'). Swiftlet farms are typically converted shophouses or other buildings which have been modified for...
Behavioral ecology of captive species: using bibliographic information to assess pet suitability of mammal species
| Contributor(s):: Koene, P., Mol, R. M. de, Ipema, B.
Which mammal species are suitable to be kept as pet? For answering this question many factors have to be considered. Animals have many adaptations to their natural environment in which they have evolved that may cause adaptation problems and/or risks in captivity. Problems may be visible in...