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  1. 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...

  2. Instantaneous intake rate of free-grazing cattle as affected by herbage characteristics in heterogeneous tropical agro-pastoral landscapes

    | Contributor(s):: Chirat, Guillaume, Groot, Jeroen C. J., Messad, Samir, Bocquier, François, Ickowicz, Alexandre

    Numerous territories of Sub-Saharan Africa are composed of a mosaic of very different landscape units: cropland, forest, and savannah. This spatial, but also temporal heterogeneity leads to complexity in the analysis of cattle intake behaviour. The instantaneous intake rate (IIR) is generally...

  3. Cattle habitat selection and associated habitat characteristics under free-range grazing within heterogeneous Montane rangelands of Alberta

    | Contributor(s):: Kaufmann, Jillian, Bork, Edward W., Blenis, Peter V., Alexander, Michael J.

    The integration of multiple uses on public rangeland requires reliable information on patterns of livestock use. We used GPS data and field plot utilization indices to examine cattle selection at the landscape and patch levels, respectively, within a heterogeneous Montane environment of SW...

  4. Deer and identity in medieval Ireland

    | Contributor(s):: Fiona Beglane

    The concept that identity is inextricably linked with places, landscapes and objects has become familiar in archaeology (Thomas 1998, 80, 90; Bradley 2000, 155-61; O'Keeffe 2001). It is only recently however that this idea has been extended to animals and their interaction with human society...

  5. 'A place for everything': moral landscapes of 'swiftlet farming' in George Town, Malaysia

    | Contributor(s):: Connolly, C.

    This paper is based on 6 months of ethnographic, multi-sited research in Malaysia, and investigates the relatively recent phenomenon of edible birds' nest farming in urban areas ('swiftlet farming'). Swiftlet farms are typically converted shophouses or other buildings which have been modified for...

  6. Insights into wolf presence in human-dominated landscapes: The relative role of food availability, humans and landscape attributes

    | Contributor(s):: Luis Llaneza, Jose V. Lopez-Bao, Victor Sazatornil

    Aim Understanding which human or environmental factors interact to enable or to limit the occurrence and persistence of large carnivores in human-dominated landscapes is an important issue for their effective conservation, especially under the current scenario of global change where most of their...

  7. Locating human-wildlife interactions: landscape constructions and responses to large carnivore conservation in India and Norway

    | Contributor(s):: Sunetro Ghosal, Ketil Skogen, Siddhartha Krishnan

    People’s reactions to large carnivores take many forms, ranging from support and coexistence to resistance and conflict. While these reactions are the outcome of many different factors, in this paper we specifically explore the link between social constructions of landscapes and divergent...

  8. Landscape barkitecture : guidelines for behaviorally, mentally and physically responsive dog parks

    | Contributor(s):: Carla I. Corbin

    In response to the growing dilemma surrounding urban companion animal management, municipalities are beginning to designate specific locations to offer dogs an opportunity to play, socialize, and exercise off-leash. Current dog park establishment practices utilized by municipalities typically...

  9. Human-felid conflict in corridor habitats: implications for tiger and leopard conservation in Terai Arc Landscape, India

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    | Contributor(s):: Malviya, Manjari, Ramesh, Krishnamurthy

    We use the Rajaji-Corbett corridor in the Terai Arc Landscape (TAL) in India to examine the pattern of human–felid conflict in wildlife corridors and its implications for the long-term persistence of tigers (Panthera tigris) and leopards (Panthera pardus) in the landscape. We administered...

  10. The National Wildlife Control Training Program: an evolution in wildlife damage management education for industry professionals

    | Contributor(s):: Curtis, Paul D., Smith, Raj, Hygnstrom, Scott

  11. Evaluation of eight repellents in deterring eastern cottontail herbivory in Connecticut

    | Contributor(s):: Williams, Scott C., Short, Michael R.

  12. Characteristics and distribution of livestock losses caused by wild carnivores in Maasai Steppe of northern Tanzania

    | Contributor(s):: Mponzi, Batistino P., Lepczyk, Christopher A., Kissui, Bernard M.

  13. Toward an understanding of beaver management as human and beaver densities increase

    | Contributor(s):: Siemer, William F., Jonker, Sandra A., Decker, Daniel J., Organ, John F.

  14. Reliability and precision of pellet-group counts for estimating landscape-level deer density

    | Contributor(s):: deCalesta, David S.

  15. Cost-benefit analysis of managed shotgun hunts for suburban white-tailed deer

    | Contributor(s):: Hubbard, R. D., Nielsen, C. K.

  16. Movements, habitat selection, associations, and survival of giant Canada goose broods in central Tennessee

    | Contributor(s):: Dunton, E. M., Combs, D. L.

  17. Close Encounters: The Thompson Wolf Park

    | Contributor(s):: Wagner, Elizabeth

  18. A study of use patterns, user satisfaction and willingness to pay for off-leash dog parks: Post-occupancy evaluations of four dog parks in Texas and Florida

    | Contributor(s):: Lee, Hyung-Sook

    The growing importance of dogs in people’s lives and in high-density urban environments has increased demand for a place where people and their dogs can interact and exercise together. The recent increase in the number of dog parks across the country is evidence of these demands of dog...

  19. More than the kill: hunters' relationships with landscape and prey

    | Contributor(s):: Arianne Carvalhedo Reis

    Through a discussion of the perceptions of hunters within a New Zealand tourism context, this paper explores how different perspectives of the ‘connection’ between hunter and prey are performed by participants and analysed by scholars using distinct ethical approaches....

  20. Bark park: A social hub for dogs and their owners

    | Contributor(s):: Alary, Chantal Lyse