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Gray seals at Cape Cod: Looking at all sides while working with the Northwest Atlantic Seal Research Consortium

Monday, August, 12th, 2019 MAPP Research Student Research

M.S. in Animals and Public Policy Externship Experience (MAPP) July-August 2019 Examining Stakeholder Perceptions of Conversations Surrounding Human-Seal-Shark Overlap in the Northwest Atlantic Region Click link for Externship Presentation Q&A with Nathan Click link for Q&A with Nathan The Northwest Atlantic Seal Research Consortium, Cape Cod, MA Nathan Alexander This summer with the Northwest Atlantic Read More

MS in Animals and Public Policy Capstone Research Projects

Wednesday, March, 13th, 2019 MAPP MAPP Research Projects Research

2020>> 2019>> 2018>> 2017>> 2016>> 2015>> 2014>> 2013>> 2012>> 2011>> 2010>> 2009>> 2008>> 2007>> 2006>> 2005>> 2004>> 2003>> 2002>> 2001>> 2000>> 1999>> 1998>> 1997>> 1996>> 1995>>   2020 Katie Dabney Canine Stress-Related Behaviors During Owner Separation 2019 Ariel Lefkovits Exploring the Impact of Breed Type on Human Perceptions of Dog Behavior and Personality Jillian Morrell Read More

Do Humans Know They Are Animals? Exploring the Psychology and Behaviors Associated with an Animal Identity

Monday, October, 22nd, 2018 MAPP MAPP Research Projects Research

Final Project Research Summary 2018 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy Class of 2017-2018 Leah Widdicombe The goal of this study is to better understand how potential U.S. law and policy makers identify human beings as an animal species, and how this identity relates to the amount of government resources they would allocate towards animal Read More

Chew on This: Evaluating Welfare in Giraffe Feeding Encounter Programs

Friday, August, 3rd, 2018 MAPP MAPP Research Projects Research Student Research

Final Project Research Summary 2018 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy Class of 2017-2018 Robin Kopplin This study adds to the tools available for measuring stress and welfare of giraffes, primarily in animals involved in interactive feeding encounter programs at zoos. Its intent is to create measures to allow for further research into this area Read More

Final Project Research Summaries 2017

Wednesday, October, 4th, 2017 MAPP MAPP Research Projects Research Student Research

M.S. in Animals and Public Policy Class of 2016-2017 Aging Equines: Understanding the Experience of Caring for a Geriatric Horse with a Chronic Condition and Factors Predicting Owner Bereavement Megan Ballou Traditionally considered agricultural animals, horses have transitioned to play a dual role in society as both a companion animal and a working animal. This Read More

Final Project Research Abstracts 2016

Thursday, July, 13th, 2017 MAPP MAPP Research Projects Research Student Research

M.S. in Animals and Public Policy Class of 2015-2016 Effects of Wearing a ThunderShirt on Chronic Stress in Shelter Dogs Jody Epstein There is growing interest in studying shelter dog welfare, specifically how to mitigate the stress of the shelter environment. Human interaction, food enrichment toys, and synthetic dog appeasing pheromones have all been found Read More

Informational Webinar – Master of Science in Conservation Medicine Program Monday, February 22, 2016 at Noon

Tuesday, January, 19th, 2016 MCM & CCM MCM & CCM Past Events Research

Do you have a passion for animal, human and environmental health? Are you driven to make a positive impact on the world we share? Join us online to learn more about the MS in Conservation Medicine (MCM) Program A twelve-month graduate program focusing on health relationships at the interface of humans, animals, and the environment. Read More

Guest Lecturers add Unique Expertise to MCM Program

Tuesday, December, 15th, 2015 MCM MCM & CCM Research

With the end of the semester, we wanted to acknowledge how fortunate we are to have guest faculty from other top institutions contribute their unique perspectives to our conservation medicine program. In the MCM Health, Disease and the Environment course, students acquire a basic understanding of disease mechanisms, host defenses, and basic principles of disease Read More

Caitlin Jones MCM’15

Tuesday, December, 8th, 2015 MCM & CCM MCM Alumni Profiles Research

Caitlin Jones MCM’15 was one of the first recipients to receive the Lily Glidden Award from Tuft University’s Department of Biology http://ase.tufts.edu/biology/news/. Caitlin used her award to travel to Tasmania where she completed her MCM Externship working with the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program. The work involved assessing different interventional strategies available to mitigate disease Read More