Captive Audiences: Interactions Between Visitors and Bonobos at the San Diego Zoo
| Contributor(s):: Elena Miyoko Carver
Primate exhibits in American zoological parks, especially those featuring the great apes, are among the most compelling, complex, and popular exhibits for visitors, and are a primary way the American public becomes familiar with our closest living relatives. In this study, I approach the...
Feasibility of a volunteer dog-walking program for high school students and shelter dogs in Chico, California
| Contributor(s):: Danielle Allred
Dog-walking is gaining recognition as a way of combating sedentary lifestyles. Dog owners who walk their dogs are more likely to meet physical activity standards recommended by the Center for Disease Control, and studies have shown positive benefits resulting from animal interaction, including...
Predictors of participation in an animal-assisted activity program
| Contributor(s):: Stacie Lynn Davison
The purpose of this study was to assess the significance of demographic variables, depression, and pet attitude as predictors of willingness to participate in animal-assisted activity (AAA) programs. The final sample included 57 residents at assisted-living centers in California, most of whom...
Zooarchaeology and Historical Archaeology of Historic Shasta County Hospital 1855-1900: A Case Study
| Contributor(s):: Rhea Maricar Sanchez
The use of faunal analysis from historic archaeological sites for determining status and economics has successfully contributed to a growing body of anthropological literature concerning socioeconomic factors in the 19th century. This study joins other historic studies in the...
Beyond the "Bear" Necessities: A Mixed Methods Analysis of the Conflicts Arising in Human-Black Bear Encounters
| Contributor(s):: Kathryn Mazaika
Human–black bear conflicts have been increasing over the last 25 years in the western United States. Conflicts arising in human–bear encounters involve both those between people and bears, and between people about bears and how to address them. Research focusing on the interactions...
The Burden of Avian Influenza Viruses in Community Ponds in California
| Contributor(s):: Zin Htway
Emerging influenza viruses continue to challenge public health. The problem is public health science professionals have been battling emerging human influenza diseases with tactile and reactionary methods because there is a lack of knowledge and data at the human-animal interface. This research...
Analysis of Bobcats in Urban Areas of Orange County, CA
| Contributor(s):: Ian Ice
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...
The use of dogs in California public schools: current use, support for, potential concerns and educator familiarity with potential benefits
| Contributor(s):: Holly McLean Ryan
The purpose of this study was to determine the current use of dogs in California public schools, to determine the familiarity of various educators, in particular school psychologists and school counselors with pet facilitated therapy, to determine the support for pet facilitated therapy and to...
Humane Link Los Angeles: A coalition for the eradication of violence in Los Angeles
| Contributor(s):: Bailey, Deborah A.
Service dogs as an assistive device for persons with disabilities: impact on depression, pain, energy, and perceived intrusiveness
| Contributor(s):: Craft, K. J.
Exploring Animal-Assisted Therapy as a Reading Intervention Strategy
| Contributor(s):: Kaymen, Maria S.