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  1. Playing for sheep stations : a discourse analysis of wild dog management and control policy in New South Wales, Australia

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    | Contributor(s):: Penelope Margaret Marshall

    This thesis challenges the constitutive and taken-for-granted assumptions of the current dominant administrative rationalist discourse of wild dog management and control (WMDC) in New South Wales (NSW), Australia. It asks: To what extent can conflicts over WDMC in NSW be understood in terms of...

  2. Queering the species divide

    | Contributor(s):: Corinne Ryan Teed, Anita Jung (adviser)

    Potential alliances between queers and animals populate queer scholarship, while dominant culture has relegated both groups to similar sites of subjugation and abjection. My work presents utopic visions crafted from these shared sites of marginalization and asks how they can enable new...

  3. Human-Animal Studies: chov hospodářských zvířat - právní, ekonomické, ekologické a etické aspekty

    | Contributor(s):: Klára Podimáková

    Práce se zabývá vztahem mezi lidskými aktéry a hospodářskými zvířaty v heterogenním kolektivu. Zjišťuje, jakým způsobem je podmíněné chování lidí, kteří se starají o...

  4. Using a dog demography field study to inform the development of an agent-based computer simulation. Evaluating owned dog population control interventions in a small, semi-urban community in Mexico

    | Contributor(s):: Luz Maria Kisiel

    This thesis evaluates the potential effects of different dog population control interventions in a small, semi-urban community in Mexico. First, a cross-sectional study was conducted to characterize dog ecology and demography in Villa de Tezontepec, Hidalgo. Approximately 65% of the households...

  5. Examining the effects of urbanization on occurrence of mammal species in natural areas of the Eastern Edwards Plateau

    | Contributor(s):: Matthew B. Haverland

    Central Texas is experiencing urbanization at an unprecedented rate. This anthropogenic conversion of land is due in part to a rapidly growing population in the Austin and San Antonio metro areas and the development of infrastructure and resources needed to support that growth. Urban parks,...

  6. Unifying ecological and social sciences into a management framework for wildlife-based tourism: a case study of feeding stingrays as a marine tourism attraction in the Cayman Islands

    | Contributor(s):: Christina A.D. Semeniuk

    As marine wildlife tourism attractions increase in popularity, the integration of natural and social sciences is required to ascertain and then assimilate strategies to effectively address the undesirable ecological and social conditions of the wildlife tourism setting. The overarching objective...

  7. The role of zoos in educating visitors about conservation of wildlife and habitats: a design for Sunset Zoo in Manhattan, Kansas

    | Contributor(s):: Michelle Lynn McElroy

    In the last 30 years there has been a shift toward educating people about conservation within zoos. Public learning about conservation of wildlife and habitats is vital if the extinction of wildlife is to be avoided. Zoos offer opportunities to educate visitors about habitat conservation through...

  8. Human exploitation may not be the cause for the declining size of Patella vulgata (Common limpet): A comparison between the Late Norse and the modern populations of Patella vulgata at Sandwick Bay, Unst, Shetland Islands, UK

    | Contributor(s):: Sarah Mae Brennan Silverberg

    Zooarchaeological artefacts like shells are a source of information on the exploitation of prehisotric the rocky intertidal zone. In this study the size and density of Patella vulgata was used to investigate the exploitation of rocky intertidal resources during the Late Norse occupation...

  9. Predicting the survival of woodland species in human-altered landscapes

    | Contributor(s):: Kringen M. Henein

    Rapid, large-scale anthropogenic landscape change increasingly challenges native species.  The identification of factors affecting species persistence is needed to direct planning and land management.I designed an individual-based simulation model to examine the relationship among 3...

  10. Human impacts on the ecology of bald eagles in interior Alaska

    | Contributor(s):: Robert J. Steidl

    To assess the consequences of increased recreational activity on bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), we studied factors that influenced their behavior and reproductive success in the Gulkana River basin, Alaska, from 1989 to 1993. Both extrinsic and intrinsic factors were associated with...

  11. Winter Track Surveys Indicate Zones of Potential Conflict with White-Tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) in an Urban Landscape

    | Contributor(s):: Sophia Pevzner

    Suburbanization typically leads to a loss of forested land and may increase the suitability of other naturally vegetated landscapes for white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus). These areas often include residential properties and dedicated green spaces, which bring deer in close proximity to...

  12. Southern Illinois Ticks: An Ecological and Medical Overview

    | Contributor(s):: Madeleine A. Pfaff

    Ticks are of concern to southern Illinois residents because they are common in the forested landscapes of the region and have the capability to cause disease in humans and pets. There are several tick-borne illnesses of concern to southern Illinois residents. Prescribed burning is a potential...

  13. Tracking the Elephant (Lexodonta africana) Corridor and the Human-Wildlife Conflict in Selela Village

    | Contributor(s):: Nicole Chlebek, Laura Stalter

    The beastly journey of long-distance migration for the African Elephant (Lexodonta Africana) is important for upholding their connections between diminishing protected areas, especially in northeastern Tanzania. However, human development is encroaching into these corridors, creating a...

  14. Harbor seal behavioral response to boaters at Bair Island refuge

    | Contributor(s):: Kathlyn Snyder Fox

    Harbor seals (Phoca Vitulina Richardsi) that haul out on the banks of Corkscrew Slough within Bair Island Refuge, San Mateo County, California encounter a variety of boats along the waterway. This study documented numbers of seals and boats using Corkscrew Slough and examined...

  15. Amphibian Mortality on Roads: A Case Study in Santa Cruz Long-toed Salamander Habitat

    | Contributor(s):: Michael Thomas Hobbs

    Amphibian populations have been declining at higher rates than bird and mammal populations. Agriculture, urbanization, including roads, and resource extraction continue to put pressure on all species. Roads in particular, are major sources of mortality. The Santa Cruz long-toed salamander...

  16. Assessment of wildlife value orientations, state agency credibility, and tolerance for mountain lions in Iowa

    | Contributor(s):: Andrew L. Stephenson

    It is increasingly necessary for state agencies to incorporate the opinions of their constituents in wildlife management decision-making. Shifting demographics of Iowa's human population necessitate gathering information on stakeholders' beliefs and values toward wildlife. This project...

  17. Impacts of Human Disturbance on the Behavior of Sanderlings on the Georgia Coast

    | Contributor(s):: Amy Catherine Gray

    Habitat loss has a serious impact on wildlife. However, even when humans do not destroy habitat, their activity can have negative impacts on behavior. The purpose of my study was (1) to test whether the presence of humans altered the behavior of Sanderlings (Calidris alba), (2) to quantify the...

  18. The economics, ethics, and ecology of companion animal overpopulation and a mathematical model for evaluation the effectiveness of policy alternatives

    | Contributor(s):: Frank, Joshua Mayer

  19. From Arrows to Bullets: Sustainable Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping

    | Contributor(s):: George S. Apostolopoulos

    My thesis paper is on hunting, fishing, and trapping in the state of New York. In this thesis I will go over months of my own personal research and experience on the topic. I will provide information on wildlife populations and biodiversity, as I have recorded it over the last two years.When...

  20. Urban Wildlife and Leopold's Land Ethic: "The squirrels on a college campus convey the same lesson as the redwoods..."

    | Contributor(s):: Natalie Robiou

    The United States has quickly become one of the most industrialized countries in the world. The Industrial Revolution of the 19th century brought Americans and immigrants alike employment opportunities in key locations throughout the country. This, in effect, translated into an influx of people...