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  1. Synanthropic Suburbia

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    | Contributor(s):: Sarah Gunawan

    Animals are invading the city. Coyotes are sighted on downtown streets with greater frequency, raccoons notoriously forage through greenbins as their primary source of food, and all forms of animals inhabit the surfaces, edges and cavities of the built environment. Once wild animals are now...

  2. Encounters with whales '93 : a conference to further explore the management isues relating to human/whale interactions

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    | Contributor(s):: Deb Postle, Mark Simmons

    Within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park there has also been an increase over the past few years in the number of tourist operators applying for permits to run commercial whale watching activities. In the Whitsunday Islands region, which is already a heavily used recreational and commercial...

  3. Protein expression and genetic variability of canine Can f 1 in golden and Labrador retriever service dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Breitenbuecher, C., Belanger, J. M., Levy, K., Mundell, P., Fates, V., Gershony, L., Famula, T. R., Oberbauer, A. M.

    Background: Valued for trainability in diverse tasks, dogs are the primary service animal used to assist individuals with disabilities. Despite their utility, many people in need of service dogs are sensitive to the primary dog allergen, Can f 1, encoded by the Lipocalin 1 gene (LCN1). Several...

  4. Space Use and Movement of Urban Bobcats

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    | Contributor(s):: Julie K. Young, Julie Golla, John P. Draper, Derek Broman, Terry Blankenship, Richard Heilbrun

    Global urbanization is rapidly changing the landscape for wildlife species that must learn to persist in declining wild spacing, adapt, or risk extinction. Many mesopredators have successfully exploited urban niches, and research on these species in an urban setting offers insights into the...

  5. The earliest domestic cat on the Silk Road

    | Contributor(s):: Haruda, A. F., Ventresca Miller, A. R., Paijmans, J. L. A., Barlow, A., Tazhekeyev, A., Bilalov, S., Hesse, Y., Preick, M., King, T., Thomas, R., Härke, H., Arzhantseva, I.

  6. Consistent behavioural responses to heatwaves provide body condition benefits in rangeland sheep

    | Contributor(s):: Leu, Stephan T., Quiring, Katrin, Leggett, Keith E. A., Griffith, Simon C.

  7. Village Dogs in Coastal Mexico The Street as a Place to Belong

    | Contributor(s):: Ruiz-Izaguirre, E., Hebinck, P., Eilers, K.

  8. Perceptions of Animal Assisted Reading and its Results Reported by Involved Children, Parents and Teachers of a Portuguese Elementary School

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    | Contributor(s):: Elsa Canelo

    This article presents preliminary results of a longitudinal qualitative study of a small-sample trial of Animal Assisted Reading (AAR), designed to overcome reading difficulties of second grade children in an elementary school in Lisbon's outskirts, through reading sessions to a...

  9. Working Dogs for Conservation

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    We train the world's best conservation detection dogs & put them to work protecting wildlife and wild places. Working Dogs for Conservation is the world’s leading conservation detection dog organization. Whether it's law enforcement, biosecurity, or ecological monitoring,...

  10. One Health in the context of coronavirus outbreaks: A systematic literature review

    | Contributor(s):: Schmiege, D., Perez Arredondo, A. M., Ntajal, J., Minetto Gellert Paris, J., Savi, M. K., Patel, K., Yasobant, S., Falkenberg, T.

  11. Our Wild Companions: Domestic cats in the Anthropocene

    | Contributor(s):: Crowley, S. L., Cecchetti, M., McDonald, R. A.

  12. Dogs Are Expensive: Cost-Benefit Perspectives on Canid Ownership at Housepit 54, Bridge River, British Columbia

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    | Contributor(s):: Ben Boss Chiewphasa

    The presence of dogs in the Housepit 54 (HP 54) faunal assemblage of the Bridge River site (EeRl4) raises questions regarding their roles within Canadian Plateau prehistory, specifically their contributions to networked household economies. Ethnohistoric sources often cite dogs as “jacks...

  13. The ability of artisanal fishers to recognize the dolphins they cooperate with

    | Contributor(s):: da Rosa, D. S. X., Hanazaki, N., Cantor, M., Simoes-Lopes, P. C., Daura-Jorge, F. G.

  14. Environmental factors influencing the occurrence of coyotes and conflicts in urban areas

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    | Contributor(s):: Sharon A. Poessel, Eric M. Gese, Julie K. Young

    The increase of global urbanization can have effects on wildlife species, including carnivores such as coyotes (Canis latrans). As coyotes continue to settle in more urban areas, reports of human-coyote conflicts, such as attacks on humans or pets, may also increase. Understanding environmental...

  15. Surveying Attitudes toward Reptiles on Roads: Questionnaire Responses Do Not Directly Translate to Behavioral Action

    | Contributor(s):: Wolfe, Ashleigh K., Fleming, Patricia A., Bateman, Philip W.

    Roads pose significant threats to reptiles, and understanding the varying perceptual biases of motorists to different taxa may help determine management strategies for urban roads around important refuges such as wetlands. We surveyed Western Australian motorists online, asking them to rank their...

  16. 'came for the horses, stayed for the men': A mixed methods analysis of staff, community, and reentrant perceptions of a prison-equine program (pep)

    | Contributor(s):: Morgan, Amy A., Arditti, Joyce A., Spiers, Sara, Buechner-Maxwell, Virginia, Shivey, Victoria

  17. On the Origins of Animalist Marxism: Rereading Ted Benton and the Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844

    | Contributor(s):: Stache, Christian

  18. Urban Animal Management: a naturalistic perspective

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    | Contributor(s):: David William Paxton

    The thesis uses a naturalistic perspective derived from Darwin’s theory of the origin of species by natural selection to propose that human beings and dogs co-evolved in an interdependent relationship which needs to be taken into account by makers of public policies about urban dogs. An...

  19. Koira-avusteisen toiminnan lisääminen sosiaalisen työllistymisen työpajalle - vaikuttavuus työyhteisössä

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    | Contributor(s):: Milla Ristola

    Opinnäytetyössä tutkittiin Green Care -ideologiaan pohjautuvaa koira-avusteista työskentelymenetelmää sosiaalisen työllistämisen työpajalla. Opinnäytetyön tavoitteena oli tuoda koira-avusteinen työmenetelmä työyhteisölle...

  20. What Your Dog Can Teach You About Aliens | Arik Kershenbaum | TEDxCambridgeUniversity

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    | Contributor(s):: Arik Kershenbaum

    Animal communication on Earth shows us fundamental constraints on language that would also apply on any other planet. Dr Arik Kershenbaum is a zoologist at the University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of Girton College. He researches animal communication, particularly in cooperative predators like...