Evaluating stress in riding horses: part one - behavior assessment and serum cortisol
Contributor(s):: Hovey, M. R., Davis, A., Chen, S., Godwin, P., Porr, C. A. S.
Undergraduate Biology Students’ Interpretations of the Term “Animal”
Contributor(s):: Bierema, Andrea M. K., Schwartz, Renee S.
Multiple definitions of the term “animal” exist. Definitions include the scientific definition of kingdom Animalia, the human-centered definition that excludes humans, and other definitions, such as only vertebrates or even only mammals. Due to their education background and interests,...
Welfare of farmed musk deer: Changes in the biological characteristics of musk deer in farming environments
Contributor(s):: He, Lan, Li, Lin-hai, Wang, Wen-xia, Liu, Gang, Liu, Shu-qiang, Liu, Wen-hua, Hu, De-fu
Musk deer are an important economic wildlife resource, and long-term over-use has resulted in a sharp population decrease in the wild. Farming of musk deer is important to prevent the shrinking wild population from being hunted for their musk. Musk deer farming has a history of more than 60 years...
An evolutionary point of view of animal ethics
Contributor(s):: Criscuolo, François, Sueur, Cédric
The observation that animals may respond to the emotional states of conspecific or even heterospecific individuals is not new. After more than one century, the need to define what exactly non-human animals are able to feel and—from this starting point—rethink the legal status and place of animals...
Variability and Change in Maasai Views of Wildlife and the Implications for Conservation
Contributor(s):: Western, David, Manzolillo Nightingale, D. L., Mose, Victor Nyaliki, Johnson, Ole Sipitiek, Kimiti, Kennedy S.
Foraging Performance, Prosociality, and Kin Presence Do Not Predict Lifetime Reproductive Success in Batek Hunter-Gatherers
Contributor(s):: Kraft, Thomas S., Venkataraman, Vivek V., Tacey, Ivan, Dominy, Nathaniel J., Endicott, Kirk M.
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...
Perception of animal sentience by Brazilian and French citizens: The case of sheep welfare and sentience
| Contributor(s):: Priscilla Regina Tamioso, Daniel Santiago Rucinque, Mara Miele, Alain Boissy, Carla Forte Maiolino Molento
The study compared the perception of ordinary citizens from Curitiba, Brazil (OB) and Clermont-Ferrand, France (OF), as well as OB, Brazilian veterinarians (VB), biologists (BB) and animal scientists (AB), concerning animal welfare and sentience. An online survey containing 18 open-ended,...
METHODS FOR MULTISPECIES ANTHROPOLOGY: Thinking with Salmon Otoliths and Scales
| Contributor(s):: Swanson, Heather Anne
Laugrand, Frédéric and Jarich Oosten: Hunters, Predators, and Prey: Inuit Perceptions of Animals
| Contributor(s):: Searles, Edmund
2017Human Ecology456883-88403007839Springer Science & Business MediaNew Yorkhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10745-017-9955-9EnglishDepartment of Sociology and Anthropology, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, USA ; Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Bucknell University,...
Zoonotic diagrams: mastering and unsettling human-animal relations
| Contributor(s):: Lynteris, Christos
Review of John Cartwright's Evolution and Human Behaviour: Darwinian Perspectives on the Human Condition
| Contributor(s):: Gray, Peter B.
2017Human Nature : An Interdisciplinary Biosocial Perspective281128-13210456767Springer Science & Business MediaNew Yorkhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12110-016-9281-8Englishtext
Managing Aged Animals in Zoos to Promote Positive Welfare: A Review and Future Directions
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| Contributor(s):: Bethany L. Krebs, Debra Marrin, Amy Phelps, Lana Krol, Jason V. Watters
Many animals experience physical and behavioral changes as they age. Age-related changes in physical or mental ability can limit the opportunities for animals to experience positive well-being. As animals in zoos are living longer than ever, understanding common physical, cognitive, and...
Direct Experience With Nature and the Development of Biological Knowledge
| Contributor(s):: Sarah E. Longbottom, Virginia Slaughter
Research Findings: An emerging consensus is that casual, direct contact with nature influences the development of children’s biological knowledge. Here we review the existing literature on this topic, focusing on the effects of (a) rural versus urban rearing environments and (b) pet...
Learning biology and mathematics outdoors: effects and attitudes in a Swedish high school context
| Contributor(s):: Emilia Fagerstam, Jonas Blom
This research suggests that learning biology in an outdoor environment has a positive cognitive and affective impact on 13–15-year-old, Swedish high school pupils. Eighty-five pupils in four classes participated in a quasi-experimental design. Half the pupils, taking a biology course in...
Use of comparative genomics approaches to characterize interspecies differences in response to environmental chemicals: Challenges, opportunities, and research needs
| Contributor(s):: Sarah L Burgess-Herbert, Susan Y Euling
A critical challenge for environmental chemical risk assessment is the characterization and reduction of uncertainties introduced when extrapolating inferences from one species to another. The purpose of this article is to explore the challenges, opportunities, and research needs surrounding...
Companion animals as being-objects: the role of the self/other binary in the human-animal bond
| Contributor(s):: Amanda Kelly Reed
This research project is an investigation into the human-dog bond and the practice of pet adoption and pet surrender at the East Baton Rouge Parish Animal Control Center. The human-dog bond is an excellent vehicle for an investigation into how we create categories of other because it is a highly...
Relações entre animais humanos e não-humanos no Parque Nacional Serra da Capivara, Piauí, Brasil : Um estudo sobre conservação, gestão e sustentabilidade
| Contributor(s):: Denise Figueirôa Bacelar
Os animais humanos, cujo único representante atual é a espécie Homo sapiens sapiens, e não humanos, representando as demais espécies heterotróficas existentes, são protagonistas de um longo e controverso relacionamento ao curso da história....
Cortisol levels in dolphin Tursiops truncatus interactive programs linked to humanNiveles de cortisol en delfines Tursiops truncatus vinculados a programas interactivos con humanos
| Contributor(s):: Sanchez Okrucky, R., Morales Vela, B.
Understanding the physiological changes in animals during physical activity to improve animal welfare has become increasingly important in animal collections that remain under human care. To date, the effect of interactive programs on dolphins under human care has not been evaluated, for that...
Discussion of Animal Stem Cells in the Classroom: Engaging Students through the Lens of Veterinary Medicine
| Contributor(s):: Farenga, Stephen J., Niess, Daniel, Hutchinson, Michael