Podcasts

Episode 504 – Keystone Species and Habitat Destruction

Ecologists worldwide increasingly recognize the relationship between keystone species and habitat destruction. Lose one and an entire ecosystem collapses.

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Episode 503 – Companion Animal Ghosts

Are any companion animal ghosts haunting you and your animals and your relationship? If so, this time of year is the perfect time to think about them.

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Episode 502 – Normalizing Problem Animal Behavior

Does the idea of normalizing problem animal behavior strike you abnormal? Even so, normalizing some problem behaviors may speed their resolution.

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Episode 501 – The Burden of Canine Domestication

Most of us don’t give much thought to the burden of canine domestication…until it creates problems for our dogs and us.

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Episode 500 – HIREC in Purebred Dogs

In Episode 497, I pondered the effects of human-induced rapid evolutionary change or HIREC in wild animals; but could this occur in purebred dogs too?

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Episode 499 – Balancing the Costs and Benefits of Canine Companionship

Content from two newsletters got me thinking about balancing the costs and benefits of canine companionship in public settings.

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Episode 498 – A Mixed-Feeling Canine Encounter

Did you ever encounter a dog who left you with mixed feelings? This podcast explores some of the mixed feelings that resulted when I had such a canine encounter.

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Episode 497 – Metropolis Meets the Galapagos Islands

When most people think about wildlife evolution, the interface where today’s modern metropolis meets Darwin’s Galopagos Islands seldom comes to mind. This podcast may cause you to rethink that.

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Episode 496 – The Confidence and Bourgeois Effects in Companion Animal Behavior

Just as the confidence and bourgeois effects influence wild animal behavior, they also influence companion animal behavior and the bond. But as so often happens, how these effects play out in companion animal behavior may differ a great deal. This podcast explores some of those differences and how these my influence our bonds with our animals too.

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Episode 495 – The Paradoxes of Human Habitat Destruction

Human habitat destruction paradoxes take surprising forms. Like human habitat destroyers and preservers working together to help endangered species.

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