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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
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| Theses | 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...
Husbandry practices and mitigation of human-carnivore conflicts : a case of the Maasai Steppe, Tanzania.
| Theses | Contributor(s): Ifura Godfrey Ukio
Biodiversity losses are often influenced by humans due to increased demand over natural resources and retaliatory killing of wildlife as a result of human–wildlife conflicts. Large...
Where the Wild Horses Roam: The Cross-Cultural Debate over the Fate of Wild Horses on Yakama Tribal Lands
| Theses | Contributor(s): Jennifer Smith
The horse has been recognized as an integral part of the Yakama people‘s culture for the better part of the last two centuries. However, in recent decades, the wild horse population on...
The Healing Properties of Nature and Animals
| Theses | Contributor(s): Ravmeet Ruby Bains
The following piece is intended to enlighten readers on alternative healing modalities as a substitute for traditional therapeutic interventions. The study reviews wide-ranging literature on...
Wildlife viewing and ecotourism : ethical, scientific, and value-based considerations
| Theses | Contributor(s): Anton D. Pitts
Management of wildlife viewing tourism, possibly as a legacy of management of hunting and trapping activities, tends to see its ultimate goal largely in terms of the sustainable human use of...
Domestication of animals in Harappan culture: a socio−economic study
| Theses | Contributor(s): Sajjan Kumar
Domestication has played an enormous role in the development and progress of mankind and its material culture. In fact, a domesticated animal was the first pride possession of man. The fundamental...
Defamiliarising the Zoo : Representations of Nonhuman Animal Captivity in Five Contemporary Novels
| Theses | Contributor(s): Hadassa Prattley
While human-animal relations have always been part of human cultures the public zoo is a relatively recent phenomenon that reflects very specific elements of Western cultures’ modern ideas...
Children and Elephants: A Study of Mentalization, Empathy, and Attitudes Towards Conservation in Participants of an Elephant-Based Environmental Intervention in West Africa
| Theses | Contributor(s): Erica C. Rogers
Recent research suggests that children's identification with animals and propensity to learn from animal experiences might make animal-focused interventions ideal for social and emotional...
Personhood and companionship among Evenki and their reindeer in Eastern Siberia
| Theses | Contributor(s): Evelyn Landerer
This thesis aims to contribute to our understanding of human-reindeer relations among nomadic hunters and reindeer keepers and is based on a discussion of manifestations of personhood in Siberia....
Carrots and sticks: a discourse on interspecies partnership and culture in dog sport
| Theses | Contributor(s): Candice Reynolds
Dogs are not only good to think but good to live and become with. In this study I explored the overarching concerns of interspecific relations among “schutzhund people”: an emerging...
K9's Helping Heroes
| Organizations | Contributor(s): Jackie Spence
Jackie Spence is an Assistant Fire Chief and Paramedic at the Osceola County Fire Department in Florida. She has been in the fire service for over 30 years, and has risen...
| Organizations | Contributor(s): Savina de Laveleye
Une vie riche d’expériences, de transformations et de passions. Telle est la manière dont je résumerais ma vie. J’ai passé le cap des...
A village dog is not a stray : human-dog interactions in coastal Mexico
| Theses | Contributor(s): Eliza Ruiz Izaguirre
Dogs (Canis familiaris) are considered one of the most numerous carnivores worldwide. Although in the Global North dogs are popular companions, that live inside homes, about 80% of the dogs in the...
Empathy Towards Non-Human Animals: Its Role in Emotion Recognition, Veterinary Medicine and Animal Hoarding Disorder
| Theses | Contributor(s): Elisa Silvia Colombo
Background: empathy has been defined as a vicarious affective response that arises from attending another individual’s emotional experience and is more appropriate to another’s...
Human-Animal Communication in Captive Species: Dogs, Horses, and Whales
| Theses | Contributor(s): Mackenzie K. Kelley
My hopes for this project are to collect and analyze the current research in the field of animal communication. In the first part, my goal is to define animal communication, specifically within...
Saving Animals: Everyday Practices of Care and Rescue in the US Animal Sanctuary Movement
| Theses | Contributor(s): Elan L. Abrell
This multi-sited ethnography of the US animal sanctuary movement is based on 24 months of research at a range of animal rescue facilities, including a companion animal shelter in Texas, exotic...
Modeling perceived risk from coyotes among Chicago residents
| Theses | Contributor(s): Molly Spacapan
Coyote management in urban areas has become a concern for wildlife professionals. In the Greater Chicago Metropolitan Region (GCMR) wildlife professionals have received an increased number of...
A Systematic Assessment of Stress and Attention via short-term Canine Association: Differences Between Cognitive Functioning, Performance and Subjective Experience
| Theses | Contributor(s): Kristin Marie Finkbeiner
Humans have coexisted with animals since the beginning, with their relationship evolving over time from one that was predatory-based (i.e. eat or be eaten), to fascination, to domestication, to...
The psychological Impact of Companion Animals for Older Adults who Reside Alone
| Theses | Contributor(s): Tess Reed
Companion animals have been identified as improving the physical and emotional health of some older adults (Collis & McNicholas, 1998). This qualitative study explored the psychological impact...
L'Assetjament escolar a través de les teràpies assistides amb animals
| Theses | Contributor(s): Andrea Girabal i Escámez
Aquest treball de recerca pretén investigar la principal problemàtica que trobem actualment a les aules i centres educatius, l’assetjament escolar. L’objectiu és...