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Canine Stress-Related Behaviors During Owner Separation

Tuesday, September, 8th, 2020 MAPP MAPP Research Projects Student Research

M.S. in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) Research May-August 2020 Canine Stress-Related Behaviors During Owner Separation Katie Dabney Canine stress-related behaviors are often exhibited when canines are in new environments and/or experience owner separation. The past study (2019) was a within-subjects experimental design. Phase one consisted of the dog, owner, and experimenter in the testing Read More

Katie Dabney

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

An Analysis of the Role of Beliefs, Social Identity, and Demographics on Seal Tolerance on Nantucket, MA

Friday, October, 19th, 2018 MAPP MAPP Research Projects Student Research

Final Project Research Summary 2018 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy Class of 2017-2018 Bethany Beauregard An analysis of the contribution of beliefs about seals (ecosystem impact beliefs, fisheries impact beliefs, public safety impact beliefs), angler identity, and sex to attitudes (seal tolerance scale) of Nantucket voters. Back to MS in Animals and Public Policy 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

Whale Conservation: It’s Snot What You Think!

Thursday, August, 2nd, 2018 Events MAPP Past Events Student Research

M.S. in Animals and Public Policy Externship Experience (MAPP) July-August 2018 Alicia Pensarosa I had an amazing summer working for Ocean Alliance in Gloucester, MA. My externship focused on reviewing and coding SnotBot footage, compiling hormone and thermal imaging reports, and participating in field research. I had the amazing opportunity of participating in a research Read More

Pensarosa Alicia with Ocean Alliance Data Manager Britta Akerley processing whale snot

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

Tales from the Field: Master of Science in Conservation Medicine

Monday, October, 17th, 2016 MCM MCM & CCM MCM Alumni Profiles Student Research

Katherine Grassle, MCM’16, Discusses Butterfly Project NYC Externship   When I went to the Conservation Medicine Program Director to tell him I was really interested in conducting my own research on the importance of urban green space for human health and butterfly conservation, he didn’t tell me it sounded too difficult. Instead he asked how Read More