Influence of space availability and weather conditions on shelter use by beef cattle during winter
Contributor(s):: Fogsgaard, Katrine K., Christensen, Janne W.
The objective of this experiment was to evaluate shelter use by beef cattle in relation to space allowance per individual and weather conditions. Nine groups of Angus cattle (n = 35 in total, 3-6/group) were kept on paddocks with a squared shelter (5 x 10 m) with an open long side. In a 3 x 3...
Winter habitat associations of blackbirds and starlings wintering in the south-central United States
Contributor(s):: Strassburg, Matthew, Crimmins, Shawn M., Linz, George M., McKann, Patrick C., Thogmartin, Wayne E.
Assessing gull abundance and food availability in urban parking lots
Contributor(s):: Clark, Daniel E., Whitney, Jillian J., MacKenzie, Kenneth G., Koenen, Kiana K. G., DeStefano, Stephen
American black bear-apiary conflicts in Michigan
Contributor(s):: McKinley, Beverly K., Belant, Jerrold L., Etter, Dwayne R.
Examining patterns of animal-vehicle collisions in Alabama, USA
Contributor(s):: Chen, Xiongwen, Wu, Shuhong
Response of a small population of greater sage-grouse to tree removal: implications of limiting factors
Contributor(s):: Frey, S. Nicole, Curtis, Rachel, Heaton, Kevin
Winter habitat use by juvenile greater sage-grouse on Parker Mountain, Utah: implications for sagebrush management
Contributor(s):: Caudill, Danny, Messmer, Terry A., Bibles, Brent, Guttery, Michael R.
Lead from spent ammunition: a source of exposure and poisoning in bald eagles
Contributor(s):: Cruz-Martinez, L., Redig, P. T., Deen, J.
Survival analysis and computer simulations of lethal and contraceptive management strategies for urban deer
Contributor(s):: Grund, M. D.
Livestock and domestic dog predations by wolves in Michigan
Contributor(s):: Edge, J. L., Beyer, D. E., Jr., Belant, J. L., Jordan, M. J., Roell, B. J.
All Weather Doghouse
| Contributor(s):: Marcus Catchpole
How Does Variation in Winter Weather Affect Deer-Vehicle Collision Rates
| Contributor(s):: Daniel D. Olson, John A. Bissonette, Patricia C. Cramer, Patrick J. Jackson, Kevin D. Bunnell, Daniel C. Coster
Understanding how deer move in relationship to roads is critical, because deer are in vehicle collisions, and collisions cause vehicle damage, as well as human injuries and fatalities. In temperate climates, mule deer Odocoileus hemionus have distinct movement patterns that affect their spatial...
The effects of radar on avian behavior: implications for wildlife management at airports
| Contributor(s):: Sheridan, E., Randolet, J., DeVault, T. L., Seamans, T. W., Blackwell, B. F., Fernandez-Juricic, E.
Airports often contain foraging, breeding, and roosting resources for wildlife. Airports also have different types of radars to assist with air traffic control, monitoring weather, and tracking wildlife that could become a risk for collision with aircraft. The effect of radar electromagnetic...
Winter Track Surveys Indicate Zones of Potential Conflict with White-Tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) in an Urban Landscape
| Contributor(s):: Sophia Pevzner
Suburbanization typically leads to a loss of forested land and may increase the suitability of other naturally vegetated landscapes for white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus). These areas often include residential properties and dedicated green spaces, which bring deer in close proximity to...
A multi-institutional assessment of factors influencing locomotion and pacing in captive okapis ( Okapia johnstoni)
| Contributor(s):: Bennett, C., Torgerson-White, L., Fripp, D., Watters, J., Petric, A.
The okapi ( Okapia johnstoni), native to the Democratic Republic of Congo, is a large, solitary, and diurnal forest-dwelling ungulate highly sensitive to captive conditions. The captive population demonstrates persistent health problems, reproductive abnormalities, and several potentially...
Comparative study of trophic behaviour and herd structure in wild and feral goats living in a Mediterranean island: management implications
| Contributor(s):: Rivera-Sanchez, L., Cassinello Roldan, J., Baraza Ruiz, E., BartolomeFilella, J.
The aim of this study was to compare the trophic behaviour and the social structure of Majorcan wild goats and feral goats present in the island of Majorca. The former are descendants of an ancestral goat ecotype introduced in the island in the late Neolithic, whereas feral goats come from...
Home range, body condition, and survival of rehabilitated raccoons ( Procyon lotor) during their first winter
| Contributor(s):: McWilliams, M., Wilson, J. A.
The effects of raccoon ( Procyon lotor) rehabilitation on postrelease survivorship are unknown. Raccoon rehabilitation success was measured as differences in prewinter body condition, home range size, distance to manmade structures, and during-winter survival between raccoons in the wild and...
Wintertime use of natural versus artificial shelter by cattle in nature reserves in temperate areas
| Contributor(s):: Laer, E. van, Ampe, B., Moons, C., Sonck, B., Tuyttens, F. A. M.
The current study contributes scientific observation to the ongoing debate about whether and when artificial shelter (man-made), in addition to natural shelter (vegetation), should be provided to cattle grazing in nature reserves during temperate winters. In several year-round grazing projects in...
Ranging characteristics of the domestic cat ( Felis catus) in an urban environment
| Contributor(s):: Thomas, R. L., Baker, P. J., Fellowes, M. D. E.
In many countries, high densities of domestic cats ( Felis catus) are found in urban habitats where they have the potential to exert considerable predation pressure on their prey. However, little is known of the ranging behaviour of cats in the UK. Twenty cats in suburban Reading, UK, were fitted...
Thermographic evaluation of the lower critical temperature in weanling horses
| Contributor(s):: Autio, E., Heiskanen, M. L., Mononen, J.
Accommodating weanling horses in loose housing (sleeping hall with deep-litter bed and paddock) environments in winter at northern latitudes exposes the nonhuman animals to low ambient temperatures. We determined the heat loss of nine weanling horses in a cold environment by infrared thermography...