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A look at the ecotherapy research evidence
Contributor(s):: Chalquist, Craig
A nature language: An agenda to catalog, save, and recover patterns of human
Contributor(s):: Kahn, Peter H., Jr., Ruckert, Jolina H., Severson, Rachel L., Reichert, Aimee L., Fowler, Erin
A World Without Elephants: Brad Spanbauer at TEDxOshkosh
Contributor(s):: Brad Spanbauer
In the year 2026, countries across Africa are reporting ecosystem collapse, record temperatures, reduced rainfall, and dwindling animal populations. At the center of this chaos is a void that was once filled by the African elephant. Spanbauer highlights the potential far-reaching impacts of a...
Amphibian Mortality on Roads: A Case Study in Santa Cruz Long-toed Salamander Habitat
Contributor(s):: Michael Thomas Hobbs
Amphibian populations have been declining at higher rates than bird and mammal populations. Agriculture, urbanization, including roads, and resource extraction continue to put pressure on all species. Roads in particular, are major sources of mortality. The Santa Cruz long-toed salamander...
An Inclusive Re-Engagement with our Nonhuman Animal Kin: Considering Human Interrelationships with Nonhuman Animals
Contributor(s):: Rod Bennison
As humans increasingly acknowledge the effects that they are having on the planet, there is a realisation implicit in these effects that human interrelationships with nature are actually arbitrated and expedited exploitatively. Understanding how the different discourses and histories through...
Assessment of wildlife value orientations, state agency credibility, and tolerance for mountain lions in Iowa
Contributor(s):: Andrew L. Stephenson
It is increasingly necessary for state agencies to incorporate the opinions of their constituents in wildlife management decision-making. Shifting demographics of Iowa's human population necessitate gathering information on stakeholders' beliefs and values toward wildlife. This project...
Birthright : people and nature in the modern world
Contributor(s):: Kellert, Stephen R.
Como piensan los animales: Alex Kacelnik at TEDxPuraVida
Contributor(s):: Alex Kacelnik
His interest is to understand animal behavior in light of the ecological problems that evolution presents species in their natural circumstancesAlex Kacelnik is Professor of Behavioral Ecology at the University of Oxford , UK.His interest is to understand animal behavior in light of the...
Endangered plants and animals of Oregon: IV Mammals
Contributor(s):: Carl E. Bond, Robert M. Storm, David B. Marshall, James Howard Olterman, B.J. Verts
The problem of endangered species is effectively stated in Public Law 89-669 which finds that "one of the unfortunate consequences of growth and development in the United States has been the extermination of some native species of fish and wildlife; that serious...
Explaining prehistoric variation in the abundance of large prey: a zooarchaeological analysis of deer and rabbit hunting along the Pecho Coast of Central California
Contributor(s):: Brian F. Codding, Judith F. Porcasi, Terry L. Jones
Three main hypotheses are commonly employed to explain diachronic variation in the relative abundance of remains of large terrestrial herbivores: (1) large prey populations decline as a function of anthro pogenic overexploitation; (2) large prey tends to increase as a result of increasing social...
Externalization Of Federal Public Policy Costs: The Endangered Species Act
Contributor(s):: Bill Thomas
From Arrows to Bullets: Sustainable Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping
Contributor(s):: George S. Apostolopoulos
My thesis paper is on hunting, fishing, and trapping in the state of New York. In this thesis I will go over months of my own personal research and experience on the topic. I will provide information on wildlife populations and biodiversity, as I have recorded it over the last two years.When...
Harbor seal behavioral response to boaters at Bair Island refuge
Contributor(s):: Kathlyn Snyder Fox
Harbor seals (Phoca Vitulina Richardsi) that haul out on the banks of Corkscrew Slough within Bair Island Refuge, San Mateo County, California encounter a variety of boats along the waterway. This study documented numbers of seals and boats using Corkscrew Slough and examined...
Henry David Thoreau: Deep Ecologist?
Contributor(s):: Mortland, Don
Human exploitation may not be the cause for the declining size of Patella vulgata (Common limpet): A comparison between the Late Norse and the modern populations of Patella vulgata at Sandwick Bay, Unst, Shetland Islands, UK
Contributor(s):: Sarah Mae Brennan Silverberg
Zooarchaeological artefacts like shells are a source of information on the exploitation of prehisotric the rocky intertidal zone. In this study the size and density of Patella vulgata was used to investigate the exploitation of rocky intertidal resources during the Late Norse occupation...
Human impacts on the ecology of bald eagles in interior Alaska
Contributor(s):: Robert J. Steidl
To assess the consequences of increased recreational activity on bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), we studied factors that influenced their behavior and reproductive success in the Gulkana River basin, Alaska, from 1989 to 1993. Both extrinsic and intrinsic factors were associated with...
Human-Related Factors Regulate the Spatial Ecology of Domestic Cats in Sensitive Areas for Conservation
Contributor(s):: Joaquim P. Ferreira, Ines Leitao, Margarida Santos-Reis, Eloy Revilla
BackgroundDomestic cats ranging freely in natural areas are a conservation concern due to competition, predation, disease transmission or hybridization with wildcats. In order to improve our ability to design effective control policies, we investigate the factors affecting their numbers and space...
Hunting: A Necessary Evil to Benefit the Greater Good
Contributor(s):: Timothy Patrick Mccann
Before I begin, I’d like to be very clear. I am not a hunter. I have never hunted, either for sport, for food, or for survival, and I do not plan to do so in the future. I am in no way an animal rights activist either, but I personally struggle with the idea of killing an innocent...
Impacts of Human Disturbance on the Behavior of Sanderlings on the Georgia Coast
Contributor(s):: Amy Catherine Gray
Habitat loss has a serious impact on wildlife. However, even when humans do not destroy habitat, their activity can have negative impacts on behavior. The purpose of my study was (1) to test whether the presence of humans altered the behavior of Sanderlings (Calidris alba), (2) to quantify the...
Integrated animal-assisted and plant-assisted ecotherapy for preschool children with speech disturbances: A program for the Arctic
Contributor(s):: Kalashnikova, Irina V., Gontar, Oksana B., Zhirov, Vladimir K., Kalashnikov, Andrey O.