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  1. Why Not the City?: Urban Hawk Watching and the End of Nature

    Contributor(s):: Hunold, Christian

  2. Using GPS Technology to Understand Spatial and Temporal Activity of Kangaroos in a Peri-Urban Environment

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    | Contributor(s):: Timothy Henderson, Karl Vernes, Gerhard Kortner, Rajanathan Rajaratnam

    Kangaroo–human conflict is increasing in the peri-urban communities of the New South Wales (NSW) north coast in Australia. A way to assist in managing this conflict is to improve our understanding on the ecology of kangaroos in the peri-urban environment. We utilized modern Global...

  3. 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...

  4. 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.

  5. 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...

  6. The Future of Big Cat Conservation: Alexander Braczkowski at TEDxUQ

    | Contributor(s):: Alexander Braczkowski

    Big cats are the cornerstones of human culture, religion and business, and they are ecological agents in the savannas, forests and grasslands they occupy around the world. Throughout Alexander’s research, he has used leopards as a model species as they are found in more places than any...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. Rescuing Bees with Bio-magnetism: Jan Laurens at TEDxVilnius

    | Contributor(s):: Jan Laurens

    After 18 years of experimenting, Jan opened up the domains of application of biomagnetic fields to complex organisms such as animals and plants. The honeybees in danger of going extinct have been a focal part of Jan’s research. Following this practice, Jan, together with his son Dale,...

  10. Predicting the survival of woodland species in human-altered landscapes

    | Contributor(s):: Kringen M. Henein

    Rapid, large-scale anthropogenic landscape change increasingly challenges native species.  The identification of factors affecting species persistence is needed to direct planning and land management.I designed an individual-based simulation model to examine the relationship among 3...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. Henry David Thoreau: Deep Ecologist?

    | Contributor(s):: Mortland, Don

  15. Inventory of Small and Large Mammal Diversity in a Fragmented Landscape: A Baseline for Investigating Ecological Impacts of Human Disturbance

    | Contributor(s):: Joseph Wantuch

    Systematic study of biological diversity is a prerequisite for understanding the ecological effects of climate instability and human disturbance. Our study is part of the Rugar Woods All Taxa Biological Inventory (ATBI) project, which seeks to document the biodiversity of Rugar Woods....

  16. Southern Illinois Ticks: An Ecological and Medical Overview

    | Contributor(s):: Madeleine A. Pfaff

    Ticks are of concern to southern Illinois residents because they are common in the forested landscapes of the region and have the capability to cause disease in humans and pets. There are several tick-borne illnesses of concern to southern Illinois residents. Prescribed burning is a potential...

  17. The coolest animal you know nothing about...and how we can save it: Patricia Medici at TED Talks

    | Contributor(s):: Patricia Medici

    Although the tapir is one of the world's largest land mammals, the lives of these solitary, nocturnal creatures have remained a mystery. Known as "the living fossil," the very same tapir that roams the forests and grasslands of South America today arrived on the evolutionary scene...

  18. Tracking the Elephant (Lexodonta africana) Corridor and the Human-Wildlife Conflict in Selela Village

    | Contributor(s):: Nicole Chlebek, Laura Stalter

    The beastly journey of long-distance migration for the African Elephant (Lexodonta Africana) is important for upholding their connections between diminishing protected areas, especially in northeastern Tanzania. However, human development is encroaching into these corridors, creating a...

  19. The Evolution of the Endangered Species Act

    | Contributor(s):: Jillian Gelb Sauchelli

    The Endangered Species Act is often considered to be one of the most farreaching, and patently assertive federal statutes ever to be implemented by Congress. In fact, at its passage, “the Endangered Species Act of 1973 represented the most comprehensive legislation for the...

  20. 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...