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Graciela B Easter
Measuring behaviour accurately with instantaneous sampling: A new tool for selecting appropriate sampling intervals
Contributor(s):: Hämäläinen, Wilhelmiina, Ruuska, Salla, Kokkonen, Tuomo, Orkola, Saana, Mononen, Jaakko
A central dilemma in instantaneous sampling (IS) is to select appropriate sampling intervals for different behaviours. Ideally, the interval should be as long as possible without risking the accuracy of obtained estimates. In this study, we developed a computational method for evaluating the...
Rover@Home : computer mediated remote interaction between humans and dogs
Contributor(s):: Benjamin Ishak Resner
In this thesis we create a method to allow dogs and humans to interact over the Internet. In particular, we generalize an established dog training technique known as "clicker-training" such that the remote and co-located interactions are reported by dog owners to be similar. In the...
Movements, habitat selection, associations, and survival of giant Canada goose broods in central Tennessee
Contributor(s):: Dunton, E. M., Combs, D. L.
Comparative applied perception research: The case of working dogs
Contributor(s):: Helton, William S., Helton, Nicole D., Hoffman, Robert R., Hancock, Peter A., Scerbo, Mark W., Parasuraman, Raja, Szalma, James L.
Metazoa Ludens: Mixed-Reality Interaction and Play for Small Pets and Humans
Contributor(s):: Cheok, A. D., Tan, Rtkc, Peiris, R. L., Fernando, O. N. N., Soon, J. T. K., Wijesena, I. J. P., Sen, J. Y. P.
Animal Ecologies: Laurie Spiegel's musical explorations of urban wildlife
Contributor(s):: Feisst, Sabine
An initial investigation into the effects of isolation and enrichment on the welfare of laboratory pigs housed in the PigTurn system, assessed using tear staining, behaviour, physiology and haematology
Contributor(s):: DeBoer, S. P., Garner, J. P., McCain, R. R., Lay, D. C., Jr., Eicher, S. D., Marchant-Forde, J. N.
In some parts of the world, the laboratory pig ( Sus scrofa) is often housed in individual, sterile housing which may impose stress. Our objectives were to determine the effects of isolation and enrichment on pigs housed within the PigTurn - a novel penning system with automated blood sampling -...
The relevance of variations in group size and phenotypic appearance on the behaviour and movement patterns of young domestic fowl
Contributor(s):: Liste, G., Campderrich, I., Beltran Heredia, I. de, Estevez, I.
Variations in the group size of laying hens might increase the risk of undesired behaviours with important consequences for the birds' health and welfare. However, larger groups housed at constant densities also translate into larger enclosures that may increase space efficiency, therefore...
"I can haz emoshuns?": understanding anthropomorphosis of cats among internet users
Contributor(s):: Derek Foster, Conor Linehan, Shaun Lawson, Daniel Mills, Sarah Ellis, Helen Zulch
The attribution of human-like traits to non-human animals, termed anthropomorphism, can lead to misunderstandings of animal behaviour, which can result in risks to both human and animal wellbeing and welfare. In this paper, we, during an inter-disciplinary collaboration between social computing...
Genetic analysis of the individual pig behaviour in backtests and human approach tests
Contributor(s):: Scheffler, K., Stamer, E., Traulsen, I., Krieter, J.
The most recent development in pig production has focused increasingly on the well-being of the individual pig and animal-friendly housing conditions, i.e. the launch of the group housing of sows in the EU. In this regard, however, standard procedures which may be stressful to the animals and...
Sociality motivation and anthropomorphic thinking about pets
Contributor(s):: Paul, E. S., Moore, A., McAinsh, P., Symonds, E., McCune, S., Bradshaw, J. W. S.
Sociality motivation, the need to feel socially connected with others, has been proposed as an important determinant of individual variation in anthropomorphic thinking. Specifically, it has been suggested that people who are socially isolated or disconnected will tend to infer more human-like...
A simple system for the remote detection and analysis of sniffing in explosives detection dogs
Contributor(s):: Gazit, I., Lavner, Y., Bloch, G., Azulai, O., Goldblatt, A., Terkel, J.