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  1. Animal Metropolis: Histories of Human-Animal Relations in Urban Canada

    Contributor(s):: Joanna Dean, Darcy Ingram, Christabelle Sethna

    Animal Metropolis brings a Canadian perspective to the growing field of animal history, ranging across species and cities, from the beavers who engineered Stanley Park to the carthorses who shaped the city of Montreal. Some essays consider animals as spectacle: orca captivity in Vancouver, polar...

  2. Bats, bananas and bugs: Rob Mies at TEDxDetroit

    Contributor(s):: Rob Mies

    Bats are one of the animals we rely on to keep us healthy, but how? In this talk, Rob Mies shares why we need to keep bats around and how saving bats can be fun, simple and social. Plus, Rob brings live bats on stage including a Malayan Flying Fox, the largest species of bat in the world with a...

  3. Birthright : people and nature in the modern world

    Contributor(s):: Kellert, Stephen R.

  4. Dusky dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obscurus) behavior and human interactions: implications for tourism and aquaculture

    Contributor(s):: Nicholas Matthew Thomson Duprey

    Interactions between humans and dusky dolphins in the coastal waters of New Zealand are increasing. My research focused on tourism interactions, with Kaikoura as the study site; and, on habitat use in an active aquaculture area, with Admiralty Bay as the study site. In Kaikoura, companies engaged...

  5. Encounters with Difference and Politics of Place: Meanings of Birdwatchers and Dog Walkers at a Multiple-Use Urban Forest

    Contributor(s):: Taryn M. Graham

    With a particular interest in birdwatchers and dog walkers, this case study explored place meanings of users at Westmount Summit Woods, a multiple-use urban forest located just west of downtown Montreal, Quebec, Canada. A document analysis was conducted on the research site, followed by data...

  6. Feral Animals and the Restoration of Nature

    Contributor(s):: King, Roger J. H.

  7. Fifth graders' knowledge, attitudes, and behavior toward habitat loss and landscape fragmentation

    Contributor(s):: Tanner, Dawn

    Education and outreach programs are important strategies for natural resource managers working to maintain and restore ecological processes and improve wildlife habitat. Program effectiveness can be improved by better understanding young people’s relationships to wildlife-habitat issues. A...

  8. 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...

  9. Getting down to earth: finding a place for nature in social work practice

    Contributor(s):: Heinsch, Milena

  10. 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...

  11. Human and Black Bear Interactions in Buncombe County, North Carolina, from 1993–2013

    Contributor(s):: Adam Guy Alsamadisi

    Over the past 20 years the frequency of interactions between humans and black bears in Buncombe County, North Carolina has been increasing, posing threats to human safety, black bear populations, ecological stability, and conservation support. During this time, both the human population and the...

  12. Human influences on historical and current wildlife distributions from Lewis & Clark to today

    Contributor(s):: Andrea S. Laliberte

    Although it is well known that humans are strong modifiers of their environment, there is a need for greater understanding of human-wildlife interactions, both historically as well as currently. Historical journals can help shed light on early human-wildlife interactions, and the...

  13. Human-eagle interactions on the lower Columbia River

    Contributor(s):: Kevin McGarigal

    During the past decade (1978-87), breeding success and productivity of bald eagles on the lower Columbia River (LCR) has been far below state and regional averages and well below levels required for delisting under the Endangered Species Act by the Pacific States Bald Eagle...

  14. Human-wildlife interactions, nature-based tourism, and protected areas management: the case of Mole National Park and the adjacent communities in Ghana

    Contributor(s):: Emmanuel Acquah

    Protected areas are increasingly becoming islands of habitat surrounded by seas of cultivation and development. Mole National Park, Ghana’s premier park, has an emerging nature-based tourism that is not large when compared to park tourism in other African countries. The park attracts many...

  15. Humans and nature: Ten useful findings from environmental psychology research

    Contributor(s):: Gatersleben, Birgitta

  16. Increased tolerance to humans among disturbed wildlife

    Contributor(s):: Diogo S.M. Samia, Shinichi Nakagawa, Fausto Nomura, Thiago F. Rangel, Daniel T. Blumstein

    Human disturbance drives the decline of many species, both directly and indirectly. Nonetheless, some species do particularly well around humans. One mechanism that may explain coexistence is the degree to which a species tolerates human disturbance. Here we provide a comprehensive meta-analysis...

  17. Interactions between grizzly bears and hikers in Glacier National Park, Montana

    Contributor(s):: Katherine Louise McArthur Jope

    Behavior of grizzly bears (Ursus arctos) toward people was studied by examining hikers' reports of grizzly bear observations and by intensively observing grizzlies in an area of Glacier National Park that was heavily used by day-hikers. Of concern were the apparenthabituation...

  18. Intrinsic Value for Nature--An Incoherent Basis for Environmental Concern

    Contributor(s):: Rollin, Bernard E.

  19. Maintaining or reinventing a relation to 'nature': religious practices and systems or representation in contemporary Chukchi society (Siberian Arctic)

    Contributor(s):: Vaté, Virginie

  20. Multiple acts of birding: the Education, ethics and ontology of bird watching in Ontario

    Contributor(s):: Gavan Peter Longley Watson

    While bird watching has captured the attention of those interested in fostering an experiential connection to the more-than-human, research conducted to date often assumes birding to be a heterogeneous act. As an example of free-choice learning, this work positions birding as a kind of...