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- 26Hvenegaard, Glen T.
- 2Applegate, Kelly
- 2Asfeldt, Morten
- 2Duinker, Peter N.
- 2Fraser, Kevin C.
- 2Haider, Wolfgang
Birds can be used as indicators to monitor success of programs encouraging prairie landowners to increase biodiversity. Using a case study from Alberta, Canada, this paper compares bird diversity measures at the farm scale and examines their consistency across different habitat types to test for...
This field study addressed a number of natural history parameters of Irrawaddy dolphins (Orcaella brevirostris) in the Mekong River of Laos that were not well-documented, including diving behaviour, foraging ecology, habitat use, social behaviour, group size, and diurnal movements. Irrawaddy...
A COMPARATIVE APPROACH TO ANALYZING LOCAL EXPENDITURES AND VISITOR PROFILES OF TWO WILDLIFE FESTIVALSDownload
Wildlife festivals are growing in popularity and warrant additional studies of festival visitors. However, comparisons of visitor demographics, motivations, activities, and local expenditure patterns between festivals are difficult because different methods of measurement are used. By using a...
Comparing South African and Canadian practices for managing large herbivores in fenced protected areasDownload
As human civilization expands and depletes resources, protected areas, such as national parks, have become key areas of conservation. Increasingly, protected areas are becoming ‘islands’ of wilderness. 1,2,3 As a result, wildlife cannot move freely throughout their ...
Stutchbury, Bridget J.M., Siddiqui, Raafia, Fraser, Kevin C., Applegate, Kelly, Hvenegaard, Glen T., Mammenga, Paul, Mickle, Nannette, Pearman, Myrna, Ray, James D., Savage, Anne, Shaheen, Tim, Zuk, Marlene
New discoveries from direct tracking of temperate-breeding passerines show that intra-tropical migration (ITM) is common in a growing number of species which has important implications for understanding their evolution of migration, population dynamics, and conservation needs. Our large sample...
Wildlife festivals, i.e., short-term celebrations of local natural wildlife features, are growing in number across North America. To be considered ecotourism activities, wildlife festivals should focus on natural areas, deliver environmental education, and promote sustainability. The goal of this...
Exploring the Dynamics of Directed Studies Courses: Student, Instructor, and Administrator PerspectivesDownload
North American universities are encouraged to increase opportunities for undergraduate research experiences (UREs). To this end, many universities offer directed studies courses (DSCs) which are 1-2 semester long courses involving one-on-one instruction, with a focus on student-led independent...
Group writing, reflection, and discovery: A model for enhancing learning on wilderness educational expeditions.Download
Background: Understanding strategies for enhancing learning is central to developing effective teaching practices. Students’ perceptions of these practices are critical for deepening this understanding. Purpose: To investigate students’ perceptions of a group journal activity (GJA) on learning...
Many municipalities across Canada have prepared sustainability plans, but there is limited knowledge about the extent to which actions in those plans have been implemented. Based on 40 semi-structured interviews with rural leaders across Canada, we examined sustainability priority areas, rates of...
The article discusses a survey about the insects festivals in North America, and how such festivals and events provide effective ways to raise the concern of insect conservation. Topics discussed include such wildlife festivals having activities like guided walks, competitive events, and trade...