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  1. Recent animal disease outbreaks and their impact on human populations

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    | Contributor(s):: Jeff B Bender, William Hueston, Michael Osterholm

    There are very positive and strong connections between animals and humans, but also reasons for concern because about 61% of all human pathogens are zoonotic. The increase in new diseases, is due to increases in world trade, animal translocation, ecological disruptions, climate change,...

  2. The Effects of Owl Decoys and Non-Threatening Objects on Bird Feeding Behavior

    | Contributor(s):: Leah Rensel, Jannell Wilder

    As traditional agricultural practices change, the scarecrow has also been renovated and modernized to include mock natural predators, such as owls, hawks, and falcons instead of comical human representations. These facsimiles represent an excellent opportunity to examine anti-predatory tactics...

  3. Spatial distribution of attitudes toward proposed management strategies for a wildlife recovery

    | Contributor(s):: Morzillo, Anita T., Mertig, Angela G., Garner, Nathan, Liu, Jianguo

    Wildlife managers regularly incorporate human attitudes into decisions involving wildlife conservation. Knowing the spatial distribution of particular attitudes may further assist managers in determining distribution of support of or threats against wildlife species. Using results from a mail...