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  1. Effects of trace metals on salmonid fish: the role of social hierarchies. (Special issue: Fish Behaviour and Welfare.)

    Contributor(s):: Sloman, K. A.

    Dominance hierarchies form among groups of salmonid fish as a result of competition over limited resources such as food and mates. These social structures occur both within natural salmonid populations and in aquaculture with associated implications for conservation and welfare. Competitive...

  2. Special issue: Fish Behaviour and Welfare. (Special issue: Fish Behaviour and Welfare.)

    Contributor(s):: Sneddon, L. U.

    This special issue contains topics on the welfare of fishes in the aquaculture and fishery industries, including aspects on behaviour, feeding, diseases, transgenesis and toxicology.

  3. Feather-pecking in poultry: its relation with ground-pecking

    Contributor(s):: Blokhuis, H. J.

    Observations of brown Hubbard hens in pens with or without litter showed that the motivation for non-aggressive pecking at conspecifics varies along with ground-pecking motivation. This suggests a common regulating mechanism. It is concluded that feather-pecking is redirected ground-pecking, and...

  4. Aquaculture and restocking: implications for conservation and welfare. (Special Issue: Conservation and animal welfare.)

    Contributor(s):: Braithwaite, V. A., Salvanes, A. G. V.

    As the harvesting of fish through commercial fisheries becomes both harder and less economically viable, the world is becoming increasingly dependent on aquaculture to provide fish for human consumption. The closely related activity of stock enhancement, whereby large numbers of fish are reared...

  5. Conservation and animal welfare issues arising from forestry practices. (Special Issue: Conservation and animal welfare.)

    Contributor(s):: Blumstein, D. T.

    Forestry practices may directly kill animals as well as destroy and fragment their habitat. Even without habitat destruction, logging and its associated forest management practices (which include road building, re-forestation, and often increased recreational use) create noise, frighten animals,...

  6. Toward a synthesis of conservation and animal welfare science. (Special Issue: Conservation and animal welfare.)

    Contributor(s):: Fraser, D.

    Conservation biology and animal welfare science are multidisciplinary fields of research that address social concerns about animals. Conservation biology focuses on wild animals, works at the level of populations, ecological systems and genetic types, and deals with threats to biodiversity and...

  7. Wild animal conservation and welfare in agricultural systems. (Special Issue: Conservation and animal welfare.)

    Contributor(s):: Mathews, F.

    At least one-third of the land on earth is used for agricultural production and conflicts with the interests of wildlife are inevitable. These conflicts are likely to escalate as the human population expands and as the scale and intensity of agricultural production increases. This paper argues...

  8. Wildlife conservation and animal welfare: two sides of the same coin? (Special Issue: Conservation and animal welfare.)

    Contributor(s):: Paquet, P. C., Darimont, C. T.

    Human activities deprive wild animals of their life requisites by destroying or impoverishing their surroundings, causing suffering of individuals. Yet, the notion that animal welfare applies to wildlife has escaped many animal welfarists and conservationists. A well-accepted and applied ethical...