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  1. Understanding Spinner Dolphin Marine Tourism in Hawai'i: A Social Approach to Assessing Underwater Interactions

    Contributor(s):: Carlie S. Wiener

    The popularity of wild spinner dolphin interactions in the Hawaiian Islands has led to the expansion of businesses that incorporate in-water experiences with the dolphins. The growth of dolphin-related commerce has spread so quickly that regulations have not been able to keep up. Subsequently,...

  2. Unifying ecological and social sciences into a management framework for wildlife-based tourism: a case study of feeding stingrays as a marine tourism attraction in the Cayman Islands

    Contributor(s):: Christina A.D. Semeniuk

    As marine wildlife tourism attractions increase in popularity, the integration of natural and social sciences is required to ascertain and then assimilate strategies to effectively address the undesirable ecological and social conditions of the wildlife tourism setting. The overarching objective...

  3. Dingoes at the Doorstep: Home Range Sizes and Activity Patterns of Dingoes and Other Wild Dogs around Urban Areas of North-Eastern Australia

    Contributor(s):: Alice T. McNeill, Luke K.P. Leung, Mark S. Goullet, Matthew N. Gentle, Benjamin L. Allen

    Top-predators around the world are becoming increasingly intertwined with humans, sometimes causing conflict and increasing safety risks in urban areas. In Australia, dingoes and dingo×domesticdoghybridsarecommoninmanyurbanareas,andposeavarietyofhumanhealth and safety risks. However, data on...

  4. Can Citizen Science Assist in Determining Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) Presence in a Declining Population?

    Contributor(s):: Emily Flower, Darryl Jones, Lilia Bernede

    The acceptance and application of citizen science has risen over the last 10 years, with this rise likely attributed to an increase in public awareness surrounding anthropogenic impacts affecting urban ecosystems. Citizen science projects have the potential to expand upon data collected by...

  5. Wild-But-Not-Too-Wild Animals: Challenging Goldilocks Standards in Rewilding

    Contributor(s):: Erica von Essen, Michael P. Allen

    Rewilding is positioned as ‘post’-conservation through its emphasis on unleashing the autonomy of natural processes. In this paper, we argue that the autonomy of nature rhetoric in rewilding is challenged by human interventions. Instead of joining critique toward the ‘managed...

  6. Evaluating Human Threats to Three Canid Species of the Brazilian Cerrado

    Contributor(s):: Stacie M. Bickley

    The hoary fox (Lycalopex vetulus), crab-eating fox (Cerdocyon thous), and maned wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus), are three canid species that are sympatric in the Brazilian Cerrado. In some areas in central Brazil, more than 80% of the Cerrado ecosystem has been converted into agricultural fields...

  7. Survey of Attitudes Toward, Conflicts With and Management Of Wolves and Bears in Rural Villages in Armenia

    Contributor(s):: Serda Ozbenian

    Many studies aimed at assessing human attitudes towards and negative interactions  (conflicts) with carnivores, such as wolves (Canis lupus) and bears (Ursus arctos), have  been conducted throughout the world. Although villagers in Armenia have reported  conflicts with these...

  8. Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Coyote? A Survey of Messaging and Existing Attitudes in the National Capital Region

    Contributor(s):: Megan Draheim

    Coyotes are relatively recent arrivals to the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. In an  effort to understand and obtain baseline data about existing attitudes, a survey was  conducted in 2006. Most respondents had neutral attitudes towards coyotes, which might  be in part due to...

  9. Attitudes Toward and Perceptions of Deer Management in Suburban Boston

    Contributor(s):: Michael Devito

    Communities in the United States have experienced a large and growing white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) population. Residents in these communities may enjoy encounters with white-tailed deer, but they also perceive problems with deer such as car collisions, garden damage, and Lyme...

  10. Evaluating the role of citizen science in the context of human-wildlife conflict management

    Contributor(s):: Morgan Adams

        This thesis presents two manuscripts that explored the potential of citizen science programs to be utilized in urban centers that are experiencing heightened rates of human-wildlife conflict (HWC). In particular, we focused on human-coyote conflicts, which are an emerging...

  11. The Altruism-Empathy-Perspective Connection: A Case Study of Human-Wildlife Interactions at Chintimini Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, Corvallis, Oregon

    Contributor(s):: Kirsten S. Freed

    In the realms of psychology and sociology two new theoretical models have arisen to describe the forces influencing altruistic human behavior. The first is the Empathy-Altruism Hypothesis (EAH), by C.D. Batson. The second is the Conceptual Continuum of Altruism (CCA), by K.R. Monroe. Both models...

  12. Modeling the economic impacts of double-crested cormorant damage to a recreational fishery

    Contributor(s):: Shwiff, Stephanie A., Kirkpatrick, Katy N., DeVault, Travis L., Shwiff, Steven S.

  13. Relationship between spatial distribution of sika deer-train collisions and sika deer movement in Japan

    Contributor(s):: Soga, Akinao, Hamasaki, Shin-ichiro, Yokoyama, Noriko, Sakai, Toshiyuki, Kaji, Koichi

  14. Wildlife damage management in the digital age: collaborating with others

    Contributor(s):: Graham, L. C., Hurley, Janet, Flanders, Kathy

  15. Thank goodness they got all the dragons: wildlife damage management through the ages

    Contributor(s):: Frank, Maureen G., Conover, Michael R.

  16. 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

  17. Characterizing nontarget species use at bait sites for white-tailed deer

    Contributor(s):: Bowman, Brent, Belant, Jerrold L., Beyer, Dean E., Jr., Martel, Deborah

  18. An evaluation of two traps and sets for trapping the plains pocket gopher

    Contributor(s):: Vantassel, Stephen M., Tyre, Andrew J., Hygnstrom, Scott E.

  19. Identifying people's most preferred management technique for feral cats in Hawaii

    Contributor(s):: Lohr, Cheryl A., Lepczyk, Christopher A., Cox, Linda J.

  20. Regulation of tree squirrel populations with immunocontraception: a fox squirrel example

    Contributor(s):: Krause, Sara K., Kelt, Douglas A., Van Vuren, Dirk H., Gionfriddo, James P.