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A Fishy Problem: Effects Of Atlantic Salmon Farming In The Pacific Ocean, Madeleine A. Griffith 2019 Fordham University

A Fishy Problem: Effects Of Atlantic Salmon Farming In The Pacific Ocean, Madeleine A. Griffith

Student Theses 2015-Present

In this report, I explore the historical, climatological, economic, and ethical issues created by the contemporary industrial salmon farming practices off Pacific coast of the United States and Canada. Chapter 1 utilizes a variety of sources from Stephen Hume’s A Stain upon the Sea to Miller’s Living in the Environment, to examine the integral part salmon plays in both freshwater and marine ecosystems, the ecosystem services salmon contribute in wild and farmed settings, and the trends in salmon consumption around the world. Chapter 2 examines the historically relevant role salmon held among indigenous societies and how that role ...


First Thirty Days Of Life: Examining Calf Behavioral Development In Beluga Whales (Delphinapterus Leucas) And Pacific White-Sided Dolphins (Lagenorhyncus Obliquidens) At One Zoological Facility, Kendal Smith 2019 University of Southern Mississippi

First Thirty Days Of Life: Examining Calf Behavioral Development In Beluga Whales (Delphinapterus Leucas) And Pacific White-Sided Dolphins (Lagenorhyncus Obliquidens) At One Zoological Facility, Kendal Smith

Master's Theses

Cetacean development is important for general comparative understanding and the implementation of informed husbandry policies. Due to the inaccessibility of many of these species in the wild, researchers can study managed care populations to better understand basic developmental patterns of cetaceans, as well as to improve husbandry policies for facility animals. However, no previous studies have attempted to observe the behavioral development of Pacific white-sided dolphins (Lagenorhyncus obliquidens). Eight beluga whale calves and four Pacific white-sided dolphin calves were observed for the first 30 days of life to determine the developmental trajectory of several typically monitored behaviors. The first occurrence ...


Its Skin Is My Skin, Bryan Page 2019 Washington University in St. Louis

Its Skin Is My Skin, Bryan Page

Graduate School of Art Theses

This text examines the complexity of attempting to empathize with bodies that are vastly othered from my own. This broad yet nuanced subject crosses epistemological boundaries and complicates the dualities between both the mind and body, and between the corporeal and the virtual. My desire to better understand the conditions of another’s experience originates from a painful traumatic loss which caused me to feel isolated and incomplete. In response to this suffering, I long to emotionally connect with other beings and create artwork that attempts to bridge the qualia of individual experience.

I am interested in the capacity (or ...


Humane Education: An Annotated Bibliography [2011-2019], Erich Yahner 2019 The Humane Society of the United States

Humane Education: An Annotated Bibliography [2011-2019], Erich Yahner

Humane Education

No abstract provided.


Humane Education: An Annotated Bibliography [2001-2010], Erich Yahner 2019 The Humane Society of the United States

Humane Education: An Annotated Bibliography [2001-2010], Erich Yahner

Humane Education

No abstract provided.


Attitudes Toward Animal Research And Experimentation: An Annotated Bibliography [1981-1990], Erich Yahner 2019 The Humane Society of the United States

Attitudes Toward Animal Research And Experimentation: An Annotated Bibliography [1981-1990], Erich Yahner

Anthrozoology

No abstract provided.


Attitudes Toward Animal Research And Experimentation: An Annotated Bibliography [1991-2000], Erich Yahner 2019 The Humane Society of the United States

Attitudes Toward Animal Research And Experimentation: An Annotated Bibliography [1991-2000], Erich Yahner

Anthrozoology

No abstract provided.


Attitudes Toward Animal Research And Experimentation: An Annotated Bibliography [2001-2010], Erich Yahner 2019 The Humane Society of the United States

Attitudes Toward Animal Research And Experimentation: An Annotated Bibliography [2001-2010], Erich Yahner

Anthrozoology

No abstract provided.


Attitudes Toward Animal Research And Experimentation: An Annotated Bibliography [2011-2019], Erich Yahner 2019 The Humane Society of the United States

Attitudes Toward Animal Research And Experimentation: An Annotated Bibliography [2011-2019], Erich Yahner

Anthrozoology

No abstract provided.


Prison Dog-Training Programs: An Annotated Bibliography [1987-2000], Erich Yahner 2019 The Humane Society of the United States

Prison Dog-Training Programs: An Annotated Bibliography [1987-2000], Erich Yahner

Prison Animal Programs

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Prison Dog-Training Programs: An Annotated Bibliography [2011-2019], Erich Yahner 2019 The Humane Society of the United States

Prison Dog-Training Programs: An Annotated Bibliography [2011-2019], Erich Yahner

Prison Animal Programs

No abstract provided.


Humane Education: An Annotated Bibliography [1991-2000], Erich Yahner 2019 The Humane Society of the United States

Humane Education: An Annotated Bibliography [1991-2000], Erich Yahner

Humane Education

No abstract provided.


Laboratory Mice Burrowing Responses To Predator Calls, Katie Vonderembse, Brianna Graber, Molly Seeberger 2019 Ohio Wesleyan University

Laboratory Mice Burrowing Responses To Predator Calls, Katie Vonderembse, Brianna Graber, Molly Seeberger

Student Symposium

The avoidance of predation is an essential trait in mice and depends on the ability of the mouse to recognize its predators. It is predicted that the calls of predators act as stimuli which signal the presence of potential danger. Laboratory mice have been shown to respond with defensive behaviors, such as burrowing, when exposed to the the calls of predators. To test how mice respond to different predator calls, we will play the sounds of three owls, Eastern Screech Owl,Tawny Owl, and American Barn Owl, and look at burrowing behaviors. Human voices reading a book will be used ...


Studying The Social Behavior And Preferences Of Polar Bears At The Columbus Zoo And Aquarium, Molly Seeberger 2019 Ohio Wesleyan University

Studying The Social Behavior And Preferences Of Polar Bears At The Columbus Zoo And Aquarium, Molly Seeberger

Student Symposium

Polar bears (Ursus maritimus) are relatively solitary animals unless it is breeding season. At the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, the polar bears participate in the Species Survival Plan where breeding for conservation efforts is encouraged. Lee, an 19-year-old male, came to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in the Fall of 2018 in hopes of breeding with 12-year-old twin females Aurora and Anana. Because Lee’s previous experience was only living with one female, I wanted to observe whether he would prefer a particular female because he now had two females to choose from. Not only did I look for preference ...


Investigating Crayfish (Orconectes Rusticus) Aggression And How It Varies With Resource Availability, Allie Smith, Rebecca Lipster 2019 Ohio Wesleyan University

Investigating Crayfish (Orconectes Rusticus) Aggression And How It Varies With Resource Availability, Allie Smith, Rebecca Lipster

Student Symposium

Animals that express agonistic behavior toward one another are prone to recognizing hierarchical status among individuals. Recognizing status has proven to be evolutionarily advantageous for crayfish (Orconectes rusticus) because it allows dominant individuals to maximize resources and permits subordinate individuals to steer clear of potentially costly battles. More specifically, two crayfish experiencing aggression can generally determine who the dominant and subordinate individuals are in a fight. A higher social status within a social hierarchy can allow for increased access to differing resources, such as food, mates, and shelter. In this experiment, we want to see if limiting resources will affect ...


Canine Olfaction And Scent Chemistry, Brittany Smith, Jo Karr 2019 Carroll College

Canine Olfaction And Scent Chemistry, Brittany Smith, Jo Karr

Carroll College Student Undergraduate Research Festival

Scent chemistry is vital part of the canine olfaction system and dogs have been scientifically proven to smell 120x better than humans. We have taken these skills, in combination with the human-animal bond, in order to practice mutually beneficial activities, to both dog and human, such as human tracking and shed hunting.


Service Dogs And Veterans: A Systematic Review, Madelyn Slaton-Sanford, Allison Hance 2019 Carroll College

Service Dogs And Veterans: A Systematic Review, Madelyn Slaton-Sanford, Allison Hance

Carroll College Student Undergraduate Research Festival

Since 2001, 2.7 million service members have served in Iraq and Afghanistan (Brown University, 2015). Approximately 11%-20% of veterans return home and are diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (Powderhouse, 2017). With a large population suffering from PTSD, the United States Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) is battling the necessity to provide coping mechanisms for veterans in need. Treatments include Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy (VRET), Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and medication. But these treatments are not “one size fits all.” In other words, some veterans are struggling to cope with PTSD regardless of their ...


The Effects Of Equine-Assisted Therapy On Social Function In Children With Autism: A Systematic Review, Carleigh Thurman 2019 Carroll College

The Effects Of Equine-Assisted Therapy On Social Function In Children With Autism: A Systematic Review, Carleigh Thurman

Carroll College Student Undergraduate Research Festival

Abstract

Objective: This systematic review was conducted to examine the effectiveness of equine assisted therapy on social function in children with autism.

Methods: Articles related to this topic were screened on the database PubMed for relationship between equine assisted therapy and social function in children with autism.

Results: When participating in equine assisted therapy, there appears to be an increase in social function. Seven of the Ten articles concluded that equine assisted therapy increased social function. One concluded that removing the intervention reverted patients back to pre-study baselines and the last two were inconclusive.

Conclusion: Parents of children with autism ...


Extraction And Quantification Of Hydrolyzable Tannins In Acorns From Different Species Of Oak Trees (Quercus Spp.), Sarah Browning, Marshall E. Woodruff 2019 Stephen F Austin State University

Extraction And Quantification Of Hydrolyzable Tannins In Acorns From Different Species Of Oak Trees (Quercus Spp.), Sarah Browning, Marshall E. Woodruff

Undergraduate Research Conference

Do white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) prefer to eat certain types of acorns based on tannin content?

Hydrolyzable tannins consist of gallate groups connected via ester linkages to a carbohydrate (D-glucose)

The Prussian Blue method was used to determine hydrolyzable tannin content


Food Preferences Of Red-Headed Woodpeckers (Melanerpes Erythrocephalus) And The Relationship With Season Change, Crystal Sauder 2019 Olivet Nazarene University

Food Preferences Of Red-Headed Woodpeckers (Melanerpes Erythrocephalus) And The Relationship With Season Change, Crystal Sauder

Scholar Week 2016 - present

Red-headed woodpeckers (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) used to be easy to find out in the wild, but as humans encroached on their habitats, their populations started to become impacted. They have a habitat range from Southern Canada down to the Gulf Coast. In several states their numbers are threatened due to loss of habitat. Red-headed woodpeckers prefer to live in open woodlands with dead, or dying, trees to nest in. As humans take away the dead trees from the forests, red-headed woodpeckers are losing their nesting sites. Preservation of red-headed woodpecker habitats are needed to ensure the population starts to grow, and ...


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