The cat's cradle of responsibility: assigning and taking responsibility for companion animals in natural disasters
| Contributor(s):: Cheryl Travers, Christopher J. Degeling, Melanie Rock
Responsibility is often regarded as a unified concept. However in everyday language, the term refers to a cat's cradle of related ideas and perceptions. Although there might be consensus that individuals should be ultimately responsible for their own animals during crises, individuals and...
Tras el animal: dos persecuciones ontológicas
| Contributor(s):: Diego Cagüeñas Rozo
Las historias de niños salvajes suelen ser vistas como poco más que ficciones. Este ensayo explora dos casos de niños supuestamente criados por animales desde el punto de vista de la etología, tal como la define Deleuze: ¿ciencia práctica de las maneras...
Coping strategies in captive capuchin monkeys ( Sapajus spp.)
| Contributor(s):: Ferreira, R. G., Mendl, M., Wagner, P. G. C., Araujo, T., Nunes, D., Mafra, A. L.
Studies on diverse species indicate the existence of individual differences in stress coping strategies labelled as 'proactive' and 'reactive'. Identifying taxonomic distribution of such coping strategies is fundamental to evolutionary models and to management of captive animals. Capuchin monkeys...
Estimating annual vertebrate mortality on roads at Saguaro National Park, Arizona
| Contributor(s):: Gerow, K., Kline, N. C., Swann, D. E., Pokorny, M.
The Iberian zebro: what kind of a beast was it?
| Contributor(s):: Nores, C., Morales Muniz, A., Llorente Rodriguez, L., Bennett, E. A., Geigl, E. M.
Seven centuries before the discovery of the African zebras by the Europeans, the names zebro and zebra were given to an enigmatic equid widely reported in the Iberian Peninsula during the Middle Ages. Roughly 150 toponyms deriving from the words zebro/a have been recorded in Iberia starting from...
Important cows and possum pests: New Zealand's Biodiversity Strategy and (bio)political taxonomies of introduced species
| Contributor(s):: Dutkiewicz, J.
This paper examines how New Zealand's conservation discourses and strategies have, since the launch of its Biodiversity Strategy at the turn of the millennium, created and sustained a local taxonomy of species rooted in the overlapping but often clashing logics of biodiversity protection,...
Public knowledge and perception of toads and frogs in three areas of subtropical Southeast China
| Contributor(s):: Jimenez, J. N., Lindemann-Matthies, P.
This study investigated people's perceptions and knowledge of toads and frogs in three areas of Southeast China: rural Gutian Shan, semi-rural Xin Gan Shan, and the city of Quzhou. In 2010, 672 randomly selected laypersons (between eight and 80 years old) were interviewed with the help of a...
Animal mobilegalities: the regulation of animal movement in the American city
| Contributor(s):: Braverman, I.
Is There Still Hope for a Scholastic Ontology of Biological Species?
| Contributor(s):: Dumsday, Travis
Ecuadorian blacks and their vicissitudes in the forest. On the art of staying human and Christian while hunting
| Contributor(s):: Lorcy, Armelle
L'oiseau, cet animal si bavard... ou l'étrange taxonomie d'un hybride aux îles Kiribati
| Contributor(s):: Di Piazza, Anne
Cognitive space concerning habitual thought and practice toward animals among the central San ( |Gui and Gana): deictic /indirect cognition and prospective /retrospective intention)
| Contributor(s):: Sugawara, Kazuyoshi
Paxton's panorama: naturalizing the bonds between people and dogs
| Contributor(s):: Bekoff, M.
The author "want[s] to point out some gray areas in Paxton’s essay where I think more fleshing out is needed, especially how hisideas relate, perhaps uniquely, to the human–dog bond."
The hunter-gatherer prehistory of human-animal interactions
| Contributor(s):: Mithen, S.
In this paper, the author "will examine some of the key moments in the evolution of human relationships with animals, tracking the emergence of these new relationships and the impact they havehad on our bodies, our minds and our culture," particularly the more recent hunting-gatherers of...
A case for a naturalistic perspective: response to Lawrence and Bekoff
| Contributor(s):: Paxton, D. W.
The author responds to commentaries on his original paper noting that "The paper is about questions, not answers. The orthodoxanswer in urban animal management — responsible pet ownership — is really the target of the naturalistic perspective. The paper requests urban authorities to always ask...
Frustration behaviors in domestic dogs
| Contributor(s):: Jakovcevic, A., Elgier, A. M., Mustaca, A. E., Bentosela, M.
During extinction a previously learned behavior stops being reinforced. In addition to the decrease in the rate of the instrumental response, it produces an aversive emotional state known as frustration. This state can be assimilated with the fear reactions that occur after aversive stimuli are...
Border Trouble: Shifting the Line between People and Other Animals
| Contributor(s):: Ritvo, Harriet
The status of instrument development in the human-animal interaction field
| Contributor(s):: Wilson, C. C., Netting, F. E.
An overview of available instruments that assess characteristics of human–animal interactions is provided, followed by a matrix of 140 tools, what they measure, information on structure and properties, original published sources, and a citation, when available, to another study in which the...
Ever try teaching a dog to read? Implicit theories of reading ability
| Contributor(s):: Moore, E. G. J., Hlava, T., Garcia, S. L., Brem, S.
Australia's ethical framework for when animals are used for scientific purposes
| Contributor(s):: Rose, M., Grant, E.