Evaluation of a Community’s Risk for Canine Parvovirus and Distemper Using Antibody Testing and GIS Mapping of Animal Shelter Intakes
Contributor(s):: Spindel, Miranda E., Krecic, Matthew R., Slater, Margaret R., Vigil, Nicole
This cross-sectional study aimed to identify where dogs with negative antibody tests to canine parvovirus (CPV) and canine distemper virus (CDV) originated when entering a community shelter, using a commercially available ELISA antibody test and Geographic Information Systems mapping. Of 2745...
Spatialities of Dog Theft: A Critical Perspective
| Contributor(s):: Daniel Allen, Adam Peacock, Jamie Arathoon
Dogs are considered property under U.K. law, while current discourses of pet ownership place canine companions as part of an extended family. This means sentences for those who steal dogs are not reflective of a dogs’ sentience and agency, rather in line with charges for those who steal a...
Spatial and temporal activity of cattle grazing in Mediterranean oak woodland
| Contributor(s):: Schoenbaum, Iris, Kigel, Jaime, Ungar, Eugene D., Dolev, Amit, Henkin, Zalmen
We examined the temporal and spatial variation patterns of the grazing activity of free-ranging cattle in Mediterranean oak woodland in the Western Galilee, Israel, as affected by seasonal and management factors. The vegetation is dominated by scrub-oak woodland (Quercus calliprinos Webb.),...
Factors that Influence Intake to One Municipal Animal Control Facility in Florida: A Qualitative Study
| Contributor(s):: Terry Spencer, Linda Behar-Horenstein, Joe Aufmuth, Nancy Hardt, Jennifer W Applebaum, Amber Emanuel, Natalie Isaza
This qualitative study identified a study area by visualizing one year of animal intake from a municipal animal shelter on geographic information systems (GIS) maps to select an area of high stray-dog intake to investigate. Researchers conducted semi-structured interviews with residents of the...
Spatial and temporal analysis of factors associated with urban deer-vehicle collisions
| Contributor(s):: McCance, Erin C., Baydack, Richard K., Walker, David J., Leask, Derek N.
Modeling waterfowl damage to crops surrounding the Quill lakes in Saskatchewan
| Contributor(s):: Callaghan, Carolyn J., Daneshfar, Bahram, Thompson, Donald J.
Winter habitat use by juvenile greater sage-grouse on Parker Mountain, Utah: implications for sagebrush management
| Contributor(s):: Caudill, Danny, Messmer, Terry A., Bibles, Brent, Guttery, Michael R.
Cost-benefit analysis of managed shotgun hunts for suburban white-tailed deer
| Contributor(s):: Hubbard, R. D., Nielsen, C. K.
Movements, habitat selection, associations, and survival of giant Canada goose broods in central Tennessee
| Contributor(s):: Dunton, E. M., Combs, D. L.
Making Space for Mexican Wolves: Technology, Knowledge and Conservation Politics
| Contributor(s):: Paula D. Decker
The use of geospatial technologies, including radio telemetry, GPS collars, and mapping software, has proliferated in wildlife conservation. In addition to being tools for research, though, tracking devices are increasingly used to control animals that have been reintroduced to natural areas....
Paleoethology as a tool for the development of archaeological models of land-use : the Crimean Middle Palaeolithic
| Contributor(s):: Burke, A.
A novel approach to identify and map kitten clusters using geographic information systems (GIS): a case study from Tompkins County, NY
| Contributor(s):: Reading, A. S., Scarlett, J. M., Berliner, E. A.
A retrospective study using a geographic information system (GIS) was conducted to capture, map, and analyze intake data of caregiver (owner)-surrendered kittens (aged 0-6 months) to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) of Tompkins County, NY, from 2009 to 2011. Addresses...
Predicting spatial aspects of human-elephant conflict
| Contributor(s):: Sitati, N. W., Walpole, M. J., Smith, R. J., Leader-Williams, N.
Human-elephant conflict (HEC) in Africa occurs wherever these two species coincide, and poses serious challenges to wildlife managers, local communities and elephants alike. Mitigation requires a detailed understanding of underlying patterns and processes. Although temporal patterns of HEC are...
Least-effort pathways: a GIS analysis of livestock trails in rugged terrain
| Contributor(s):: Ganskopp, D., Cruz, R., Johnson, D. E.
Cattle trails were mapped in three 800+ ha pastures with global positioning units. A geographic information system (GIS) helped quantify characteristics of trails and the landscape and was used to plot least-effort pathways between water sources and distant points on selected trails in the...
Site use of grazing cattle and sheep in a large-scale pasture landscape: a GPS/GIS assessment
| Contributor(s):: Putfarken, D., Dengler, J., Lehmann, S., Hardtle, W.
Year-round mixed-species grazing at low densities in large-scale pasture systems has become a popular conservation concept as it is assumed to maintain the valuable biodiversity of semi-open cultural landscapes. This study aims to elucidate which vegetation types are preferentially grazed by...