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  1. Feasibility and reliability of the AWIN welfare assessment protocol for dairy goats in semi-extensive farming conditions

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    | Contributor(s):: Battini, M., Renna, M., Giammarino, M., Battaglini, L., Mattiello, S.

    The aim of this study was to test the feasibility and reliability of the Animal Welfare Indicators (AWIN) protocol for welfare assessment of dairy goats when applied to semi-extensive farming conditions. We recruited 13 farms located in the NW Italian Alps where three assessors individually and...

  2. The Communicative Constitution of Environment: Land, Weather, Climate

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    | Contributor(s):: Smithberger, Leanna K.

    My project examines the communicative constitution of environment: how we mediate environment in discursive practice, and arrange chaotic and complex timeplaces into organized relationships of agents and objects which act and are acted upon. Climate scholars across disciplines are calling for a...

  3. The Spectacular Environmentalism of Cecil the Lion

    | Contributor(s):: McCubbin, Sandra Gillian

  4. Influence of Exercise Enrichment on Feedlot Cattle Behaviour and the Human–Animal Relationship

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    | Contributor(s):: Emma J. Dunston-Clarke, Isabella Hunter, Teresa Collins

    Finding practicable and cost-effective enrichment for cattle in feedlots is challenging. While enrichment should not negatively impact productivity, it could assist in improving feedlot sustainability by addressing societal concern that cattle have restricted, unnatural lives. In a feedlot 250...

  5. Pets in the context of disaster: challenges of (de)protectionAnimais de estimacao em contexto de desastres: desafios de (des)protecao

    | Contributor(s):: Antonio, L. S., Valencio, N. F. L. da S.

    Immeasurable social-environmental damage and losses occur in catastrophic disasters related to hydro meteorological events. Some of them have prominence to the authorities who work in the emergency context and others do not. In Brazil, in general, animals seriously affected in these disasters...

  6. Rural and urban students' perceptions of and attitudes toward brown bears in Turkey

    | Contributor(s):: Ambarli, H.

    Many studies have examined adults’ perceptions of and attitudes toward large carnivores to assess human–wildlife conflict and inform conservation strategies, but there have been few studies concerning children. I studied secondary school students’ perceptions of and attitudes...

  7. Living on the edge: attitudes of rural communities toward Bengal tigers (Panthera tigris) in central India

    | Contributor(s):: Reddy, C. S., Reuven, Yosef

    To date, most studies of the Bengal tiger ( Panthera tigris) are of biological research, techniques, conservation, population modeling, or tiger-human conflicts. Few studies have attempted to understand the rural population that share a region with the tigers, and some of the villages are even...

  8. Amphisbaenids or "two-headed snakes" funerary deposits in the Uhle Platform, Huacas de Moche, Peru

    | Contributor(s):: Goepfert, Nicolas, Bailon, Salvador, Lefevre, Christine, Gutierrez, Belkys

  9. To freeze or to dry: Seasonal variability in caribou processing and storage in the barrenlands of Northern Canada

    | Contributor(s):: Friesen, T. Max, Stewart, Andrew

  10. Viewing grizzly bears in captivity | an exploration of visitor dialogue and meanings associated with the experience

    | Contributor(s):: Stefanie A. Kearns

  11. Mapping distributions of ticks and tick-borne diseases in Africa: Effects of climate change and the implications for human and animal health

    | Contributor(s):: J. Rothen, R. Bishop, S. Mwaura, C. Daubenberger, V. Pfluger, C. Olds

    This resource provides a poster discussing ticks and tick born diseases in Africa and the effect they have on human and animal health. The document also presents possible solutions to the problem and details progress being made in the field.

  12. Examining Human-Elephant Conflict in Southern Africa: Causes and Options for Coexistence

    | Contributor(s):: M. Zoe Warner

    Though African elephants (Loxodonta africana) are listed as endangered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN), efforts to protect and conserve the species have been complicated by human-elephant conflict (HEC). Land conflicts may be the greatest...

  13. Countering Brutality to Wildlife, Relationism and Ethics: Conservation, Welfare and the 'Ecoversity'

    | Contributor(s):: Steve Garlick, Julie Matthews, Jennifer Carter

    Wildlife objectification and cruelty are everyday aspects of Australian society that eschew values of human kindness, empathy, and an understanding of the uniqueness and importance of non-human life in the natural world. Fostered by institutional failure, greed and selfishness, and the worst...

  14. Environmental Disasters and Veterinarians' Response

    | Contributor(s):: Robert D Linnabary, John C. New, Jacob Casper

    During the 1950s, the principles of disaster medicine were taught in US veterinary colleges. Also, hundreds of veterinarians serving in the military were trained in disaster medicine. This training was done mainly because of the Cold War with the former Soviet Union and because of the premise...

  15. Center for Disease Control and Prevention: One Health

    The One Health concept recognizes that the health of humans is connected to the health of animals and the environment.CDC uses a One Health approach by working with physicians, ecologists, and veterinarians to monitor and control public health threats. We do this by learning about how diseases...

  16. Dairy Farming and Cattle Ranching; Consequences on Human and Environmental Health

    | Contributor(s):: William Preston (adviser), Sarah Kensky

    The recent controversy shaped by author Michael Pollan’s visit to Cal Poly’s campus has sparked my interest in the ongoing debates surrounding both dairy farms and cattle ranching.My time spent at Cal Poly in the Social Sciences major has made me aware of the issue of sustainability. In my senior...

  17. Effect of a Wildlife Conservation Camp Experience in China on Student Knowledge of Animals, Care, Propensity for Environmental Stewardship, and Compassionate Behavior Toward Animals

    | Contributor(s):: Sarah Marie Bexell, Dr. Olga S. Jarrett (adviser), Dr. Barbara Meyers (adviser), Dr. Olin E. Myers (adviser), Dr. Molly H. Weinburgh (adviser), Dr. Rebecca J. Snyder (adviser), Dr. Yali Zhao (adviser)

    The goal of conservation education is positive behavior change toward animals and the environment. This study was conducted to determine whether participation in a wildlife conservation education camp was effective in positively changing 8-12 year old students’: (a) knowledge of animals, (b) care...

  18. Conservation implications of dietary dilution from debris ingestion: sublethal effects in post-hatchling loggerhead sea turtles

    | Contributor(s):: Shannon J. McCauley, Karen A. Bjomdal

    Ingestion of anthropogenic debris by marine species has been documented extensively; fewer studies have attempted to quantify the sublethal effects caused by debris ingestion. One potential sublethal effect is reduced nutrient gains from diets diluted by consumption of debris. Post-hatchling and...

  19. Behavioral ecology of savanna chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) with respect to insectivory at Fongoli, Senegal

    | Contributor(s):: Stephanie Lynn Bogart, Jill D. Pruetz (adviser)

    In this dissertation I examine the behavioral ecology of savanna chimpanzees in Senegal. I test hypotheses related to the effects of the environment on the diet of the chimpanzees at Fongoli, concentrating on their insectivory specifically. Fongoli is the hottest and driest site in which...

  20. An ecosystem-based approach to slowing the synergistic effects of invasive species and climate change

    | Contributor(s):: David A. Strifling

    Spring is springing earlier these days, an average of ten days earlier than it did just twenty years ago. This scientific phenomenon, called "spring creep," is often ascribed to climate change. Perhaps unsurprisingly, spring creep affects individual species differently. It is a boon to some and a...