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...
"It's All Happening at the Zoo:" Plural Visions of Landscape, Animals, and Humans in the Early Days of the Bronx Zoo
Contributor(s):: Rebecca Lauren Merten
This thesis examines the Bronx Zoo from the creation of the New York Zoological Society through the year of 1906, seven years after the zoo opened. This zoo, like other parks and zoos of the time, was born out of larger movements that placed importance on civic public amenities and valued certain...
Age, breed designation, coat color, and coat pattern influenced the length of stay of cats at a no-kill shelter
Contributor(s):: Brown, W. P., Morgan, K. T.
Adoption records from the Tompkins County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, an open-admission, no-kill shelter in New York State, were examined to determine if various physical attributes influenced the length of stay (LOS) of cats and kittens. Similar reports from other no-kill...
Animal Ecologies: Laurie Spiegel's musical explorations of urban wildlife
Contributor(s):: Feisst, Sabine
Hudson Valley Paws for a Cause
A resource for psychological and emotional support, healing and learning through interactions with pets. Serving the lower Hudson Valley: Rockland, Westchester, Orange Putnam, Ulster, Dutchess, as well as Fairfield County, Connecticut, Bergen County NJ, Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx, Brooklyn,...
Dogs and the Making of the American State: Voluntary Association, State Power, and the Politics of Animal Control in New York City, 1850–1920
Contributor(s):: Wang, Jessica
Late Woodland Dog Ceremonialism On Long Island In Comparative And Temporal Perspective
Contributor(s):: Strong, John A.
Contributor(s):: Gibbs, Irene, Gibbs, Alonzo
Party Animals: Thomas Nast, William Holbrook Beard, and the Bears of Wall Street
Contributor(s):: Burns, Sarah
An exploratory study of animal cruelty prosecution in New York
Contributor(s):: Kordzek, A.
In the past several years, there have been significant changes in law pertaining to cruelty toward non-human animals. While prosecutors have more options available to them today than in the past, research has failed to examine prosecutors' actions in cases involving animal cruelty. This research...
Effects of phenotypic characteristics on the length of stay of dogs at two no kill animal shelters
Contributor(s):: Brown, W. P., Davidson, J. P., Zuefle, M. E.
Adoption records from 2 no kill shelters in New York State were examined to determine how age, sex, size, breed group, and coat color influenced the length of stay (LOS) of dogs at these shelters. Young puppies had the shortest length of stay; LOS among dogs increased linearly as age increased....
Environmental enrichment for dendrobatid frogs
Contributor(s):: Hurme, K., Gonzalez, K., Halvorsen, M., Foster, B., Moore, D., Chepko-Sade, B. D.
The Central Park Zoo, one of the Wildlife Conservation Society's Living Institutions in New York, recently renovated an exhibit for dart-poison frogs. Staff developed a new hollow coconut insect feeder in conjunction with this project. When the exhibit change, coconut feeder, and other...
Factors affecting perceptions of human–wildlife interactions in residential areas of northern New York and implications for conservation
Contributor(s):: Kretser, Heidi E., Curtis, Paul D., Francis, Joseph D., Pendall, Rolf J., Knuth, Barbara A.
We explored factors influencing people's perceptions of human-wildlife interactions in residential areas, reporting interactions to authorities, and potential conservation implications. Data were obtained from a mail survey of 1,439 landowners. We used logistic regression to predict probabilities...
Landscape, social, and spatial influences on perceptions of human-Black bear interactions in the Adirondack Park, NY
Contributor(s):: Kretser, Heidi E., Curtis, Paul D., Knuth, Barbara A.
Effective methods to identify areas and people prone to human-wildlife conflicts help wildlife and land managers develop strategies that minimize unwanted human-wildlife interactions. We combined landscape variables (i.e., housing density, habitat quality) with data on local land use practices...
Space use as an indicator of enclosure appropriateness in African wild dogs ( Lycaon pictus)
Contributor(s):: Hunter, S. C., Gusset, M., Miller, L. J., Somers, M. J.
A clear understanding of space use is required to more fully understand biological requirements of nonhuman animals in zoos, aid the design of exhibits, and maximize the animals' welfare. This study used electivity indexes to assess space use of two packs of African wild dogs ( Lycaon pictus) and...
Evaluation of factors affecting emotional responses in zoo visitors and the impact of emotion on conservation mindedness
Contributor(s):: Powell, D. M., Bullock, E. V. W.
Creating experiences for visitors that increase their biological knowledge and inspire conservation mindedness is a critical task for zoos and aquariums. A growing body of literature suggests that emotional stimulation is affected by characteristics of both the visitor and the visitor's...
"Support your local invasive species": animal protection rhetoric and nonnative species
Contributor(s):: Seymour, M.