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Human Animal Science

Tim Adams & Mia Cobb

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Human Animal Science

Human Animal Science

Tim Adams & Mia Cobb

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A regular podcast of anthrozoology, the science of human-animal interactions.

Latest Episodes

Animals and Disgust: what underlies the ‘Eeeww’ factor?

Do slugs disgust you? How about dog poo, or road kill?Tyler (T.J.) Kasperbauer gained his PhD in Philosophy from Texas A&M University where he wrote a dissertation on moral psychology and animal ethics. He is currently completing post-doctoral research at the University of Copenhagen, working with the well-known Peter Sandøe. T.J.’s main areas of research [&hellip

-1 s2015 MAY 15
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Animals and Disgust: what underlies the ‘Eeeww’ factor?

An evolutionary experiment: when did wolves become dogs and what comes next?

What evolutionary and developmental processes are involved in creating physical variation? Is selection responsible for moulding the diversity of life? Or does developmental bias via drive and constraint determine how animal shapes change? Abby Drake is interested in the processes that produce macroevolution and dictate which physical appearances, evolve and which do not. She is [&hellip

-1 s2015 MAR 26
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An evolutionary experiment: when did wolves become dogs and what comes next?

Fish don’t feel pain? Diving in to the deep end of fish welfare

Do fish really feel pain? You might assume yes, but you’d be wrong. Kind of. You see – it’s complicated. Dr Ben Diggleshas worked with government, aquaculture industry, recreational fisheries, and commercial fisheries throughout New Zealand, Australia, Asia and the Pacific Islands. His core workincludes import risk analysis, fish and shellfish health, fish welfare, development [&hellip

-1 s2015 FEB 20
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Fish don’t feel pain? Diving in to the deep end of fish welfare

Just walking the dog: what promotes healthy humans?

Did you know scientists are studying the ways thatyou walk your dog? What motivates you, how long you exercise for, what features (like footpaths and dog parks) promotehuman activity – all these questions and more, are being studied by researchers, Hayley Christian and Carri Westgarth. Hayley’s background in human health teamed with Carri’s expertise in [&hellip

-1 s2015 FEB 6
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Just walking the dog: what promotes healthy humans?

Is your dog optimistic? Cognitive bias in animals

Does your pet havea glass half full, or glass half empty take on life? It’s a recent discoverythatmany animals can beoptimistic or pessimistic based on their experiences. Dr Melissa Starling holds a Bachelor of Science in Zoology and recently gained her PhD from the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney with a [&hellip

-1 s2015 JAN 22
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Is your dog optimistic? Cognitive bias in animals

Emotions, memory and social networks – of Goats.

Did you know that goats have emotions? How about social networks, puzzle solving skills and impressive long term memories? We’re not even kidding! Alan McElligott is based at theSchool of Biological and Chemical Sciences at the Queen Mary University of London, where he and his team researchcattle, fallow deer, and goats. In this episode, we [&hellip

-1 s2015 JAN 6
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Emotions, memory and social networks – of Goats.

Zoobiquity: connecting the health of humans and animals

Have we forgotten that people are animals too? Barbara Natterson-Horowitz is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in the United States. In addition to patient care, she is actively involved with medical education and research. Kathryn Bowers is a Fellow at the New [&hellip

-1 s2014 DEC 16
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Zoobiquity: connecting the health of humans and animals

A Game of Drones: Technology Aiding Conservation

Whensomeone turnsa funhobby into a game changing tool for good, it’s inspirational! That’s exactly what Lian Pin Koh has achievedin bringing affordable drone technology to aid conservation scientists. A tropical ecologist by training, Associate Professor Lian Pin Kohreceived his PhD from Princeton University, where he studied the environmental and policy implications of oil-palm development in [&hellip

-1 s2014 DEC 4
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A Game of Drones: Technology Aiding Conservation

Gestures & communication: chimpanzees have a point

Imagine decipheringthe firstform of intentional communication to be recorded in the animal kingdom. That’s exactly what Dr Catherine Hobaiter has done after years of following wild chimpanzees in the Budongo Forest of Uganda, Africa. Shestudies the evolution, acquisition and flexibility of communication and social behaviour, in particular through long-term field studies of wild chimpanzees. For [&hellip

-1 s2014 NOV 20
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Gestures & communication: chimpanzees have a point

Horse racing’s big hit: why use whips?

Dowhips make horses run faster or win races? Arejockeysusing whips to steer and stay safe, or are theysimply whipping tired horses? These are the questions that prompted Professor Paul McGreevy of the University of Sydney to research the use of whips in horse racing. Paul is recognised by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons as [&hellip

-1 s2014 NOV 3
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Horse racing’s big hit: why use whips?
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Latest Episodes

Animals and Disgust: what underlies the ‘Eeeww’ factor?

Do slugs disgust you? How about dog poo, or road kill?Tyler (T.J.) Kasperbauer gained his PhD in Philosophy from Texas A&M University where he wrote a dissertation on moral psychology and animal ethics. He is currently completing post-doctoral research at the University of Copenhagen, working with the well-known Peter Sandøe. T.J.’s main areas of research [&hellip

-1 s2015 MAY 15
Comments
Animals and Disgust: what underlies the ‘Eeeww’ factor?

An evolutionary experiment: when did wolves become dogs and what comes next?

What evolutionary and developmental processes are involved in creating physical variation? Is selection responsible for moulding the diversity of life? Or does developmental bias via drive and constraint determine how animal shapes change? Abby Drake is interested in the processes that produce macroevolution and dictate which physical appearances, evolve and which do not. She is [&hellip

-1 s2015 MAR 26
Comments
An evolutionary experiment: when did wolves become dogs and what comes next?

Fish don’t feel pain? Diving in to the deep end of fish welfare

Do fish really feel pain? You might assume yes, but you’d be wrong. Kind of. You see – it’s complicated. Dr Ben Diggleshas worked with government, aquaculture industry, recreational fisheries, and commercial fisheries throughout New Zealand, Australia, Asia and the Pacific Islands. His core workincludes import risk analysis, fish and shellfish health, fish welfare, development [&hellip

-1 s2015 FEB 20
Comments
Fish don’t feel pain? Diving in to the deep end of fish welfare

Just walking the dog: what promotes healthy humans?

Did you know scientists are studying the ways thatyou walk your dog? What motivates you, how long you exercise for, what features (like footpaths and dog parks) promotehuman activity – all these questions and more, are being studied by researchers, Hayley Christian and Carri Westgarth. Hayley’s background in human health teamed with Carri’s expertise in [&hellip

-1 s2015 FEB 6
Comments
Just walking the dog: what promotes healthy humans?

Is your dog optimistic? Cognitive bias in animals

Does your pet havea glass half full, or glass half empty take on life? It’s a recent discoverythatmany animals can beoptimistic or pessimistic based on their experiences. Dr Melissa Starling holds a Bachelor of Science in Zoology and recently gained her PhD from the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney with a [&hellip

-1 s2015 JAN 22
Comments
Is your dog optimistic? Cognitive bias in animals

Emotions, memory and social networks – of Goats.

Did you know that goats have emotions? How about social networks, puzzle solving skills and impressive long term memories? We’re not even kidding! Alan McElligott is based at theSchool of Biological and Chemical Sciences at the Queen Mary University of London, where he and his team researchcattle, fallow deer, and goats. In this episode, we [&hellip

-1 s2015 JAN 6
Comments
Emotions, memory and social networks – of Goats.

Zoobiquity: connecting the health of humans and animals

Have we forgotten that people are animals too? Barbara Natterson-Horowitz is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in the United States. In addition to patient care, she is actively involved with medical education and research. Kathryn Bowers is a Fellow at the New [&hellip

-1 s2014 DEC 16
Comments
Zoobiquity: connecting the health of humans and animals

A Game of Drones: Technology Aiding Conservation

Whensomeone turnsa funhobby into a game changing tool for good, it’s inspirational! That’s exactly what Lian Pin Koh has achievedin bringing affordable drone technology to aid conservation scientists. A tropical ecologist by training, Associate Professor Lian Pin Kohreceived his PhD from Princeton University, where he studied the environmental and policy implications of oil-palm development in [&hellip

-1 s2014 DEC 4
Comments
A Game of Drones: Technology Aiding Conservation

Gestures & communication: chimpanzees have a point

Imagine decipheringthe firstform of intentional communication to be recorded in the animal kingdom. That’s exactly what Dr Catherine Hobaiter has done after years of following wild chimpanzees in the Budongo Forest of Uganda, Africa. Shestudies the evolution, acquisition and flexibility of communication and social behaviour, in particular through long-term field studies of wild chimpanzees. For [&hellip

-1 s2014 NOV 20
Comments
Gestures & communication: chimpanzees have a point

Horse racing’s big hit: why use whips?

Dowhips make horses run faster or win races? Arejockeysusing whips to steer and stay safe, or are theysimply whipping tired horses? These are the questions that prompted Professor Paul McGreevy of the University of Sydney to research the use of whips in horse racing. Paul is recognised by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons as [&hellip

-1 s2014 NOV 3
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Horse racing’s big hit: why use whips?
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