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  1. Medicina veterinária de desastres e catástrofes : contributo para a extensão do Plano Municipal de Emergência de Proteção Civil de Lisboa aos animais de companhia

    Contributor(s):: José Filipe Miranda Vieira

    Os desastres têm capacidade de acometer ecossistemas completos provocando distúrbios na fauna e flora e atingem populações que, pela própria definição de desastre, não são capazes de dar uma resposta adequada. Quando estes ocorrem...

  2. The use of horseriding in the lives of children with cerebral palsy : an ecosystemic exploration

    Contributor(s):: Yolanda Tredoux

    In the realm of therapeutic horseback riding one becomes aware of the idiosyncratic way in which each unique individual depicts his or her experience of a therapeutic riding endeavor. This study focuses on the meanings attributed to therapeutic riding in the lives of children with cerebral palsy...

  3. Human-Managed vs. Natural Grazing Systems: Exploring Effects of Livestock and Wildlife Grazing at Multiple Scales

    Contributor(s):: Megan Esther McSherry

    Grazing by large herbivores is the most prevalent land use on grassland ecosystems, which cover greater than 40% of the earth's land surface and provide critical ecological and economic benefits. As such, understanding how grazing impacts different aspects of the ecosystem is of especially...

  4. Advising the British Columbia Ministry of Environment on the risk of zoonotic disease transfer as it relates to the Controlled Alien Species regulations

    Contributor(s):: Jane Vermeulen

    The purpose of this report is to address the regulatory status of the BC Wildlife Act as it pertains to animal species artificially introduced into British Columbia&nb...

  5. Bridging troubled waters: zooarchaeology and marine conservation on Burrard Inlet, southwest British Columbia

    Contributor(s):: Nova Pierson

    For thousands of years, the Coast Salish and their ancestors relied on the abundant marine resources of the Strait of Georgia. In the Greater Vancouver area, First Nations and others are working to restore and conserve taxa which are impacted by commercial fishing, pollution, and habitat...

  6. Using Comparative Metagenomics to Determine the Role of Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops Truncatus) as Sentinels for Human Respiratory Health

    Contributor(s):: Sarah H. Stellick Seepaulsingh

    Cetaceans are proposed as sentinel species for assessing the health of marine ecosystems and human coastal populations. This relationship has been based on similarities in the bioaccumulation of pollutants by cetaceans and humans, as well as their susceptibility to infectious disease. Respiratory...

  7. Opportunities for Public Aquariums to Increase the Sustainability of the Aquatic Animal Trade

    Contributor(s):: Michael F. Tlusty, Andrew L. Rhyne, Les Kaufman, Michael Hutchins, Gordon McGregor Reid, Chris Andrews, Paul Boyle, Jay Hemdal, Frazer McGilvray, Scott Dowd

    The global aquatic pet trade encompasses a wide diversity of freshwater and marine organisms. While relying on a continual supply of healthy, vibrant aquatic animals, few sustainability initiatives exist within this sector. Public aquariums overlap this industry by acquiring many of the same...