Assessment of wildlife value orientations, state agency credibility, and tolerance for mountain lions in Iowa
Contributor(s):: Andrew L. Stephenson
It is increasingly necessary for state agencies to incorporate the opinions of their constituents in wildlife management decision-making. Shifting demographics of Iowa's human population necessitate gathering information on stakeholders' beliefs and values toward wildlife. This project...
Determining the Differences in Hurricane Perception and Evacuation Behavior in the Elderly of South Carolina
Contributor(s):: Bowser, Gregg
Exploring adolescent loneliness and companion animal attachment
| Contributor(s):: Keri Black, Marie Lobo (adviser)
This study explored the relationship between companion animal attachment and adolescent loneliness. Self report measures of loneliness (Revised UCLA Loneliness Scale), companion animal attachment (Companion Animal Bonding Scale), and social support (Social Support Questionnaire Revised Short...
Ideology, community and demography: Explaining the link of violence against human and nonhuman animals
| Contributor(s):: Zilney, Lisa Anne
The effects of demographics and pet ownership on attachment towards and opinion about owned and unowned free-roaming cats
| Contributor(s):: Melanie Elaine Ramon
A telephone questionnaire was developed to collect information on pet owners, cat ownership patterns, and people's opinions about homeless pets. A 7-day observation log was also developed to gather information about free-roaming cats in Caldwell, TX. The objectives of this research were: (1)...
The human-animal bond: the demographics of pets and pet ownership on the island of Ireland, pet ownership in asthmatics in the USA and owner attitudes towards their pets
| Contributor(s):: Downes, M. J.
Using a dog demography field study to inform the development of an agent-based computer simulation. Evaluating owned dog population control interventions in a small, semi-urban community in Mexico
| Contributor(s):: Luz Maria Kisiel
This thesis evaluates the potential effects of different dog population control interventions in a small, semi-urban community in Mexico. First, a cross-sectional study was conducted to characterize dog ecology and demography in Villa de Tezontepec, Hidalgo. Approximately 65% of the households...