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Institute for Human-Animal Connection

Research

Recent Publications

recent Journal publications

2017

  • Smith, S., Camacho, Tedeschi, P. and Morris, K.N. (2017). Trends in intake and outcome data for animal shelters in Colorado, 2000 to 2015 – another eight years out. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. In press.
  • Sparks, J., Camacho, B. and Tedeschi, P. and Morris, K.N. (2017). Race and ethnicity are not primary determinants in utilizing veterinary services in underserved communities in the United States: a retrospective database analysis. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science. In press. doi: 10.1080/10888705.2017.1378578

2016

  • Vansandt, L.M., Kutzler, M.A., Fischer, A.E., Morris, K.N., and Swanson, W.F. (2016). Safety and effectiveness of a single and repeat intramuscular injection of a GnRH vaccine (GonaCon™) in adult female domestic cats. Reproduction in Domestic Animals, 52, 348-353. doi: 10.1111/rda.12853

2015

  • Des Marais, E., Bexell, S.M. & Bhadra, S. (2015). Reflexive development: A model for helping social workers contribute to a sustainable global future. Social Work Education: The International Journal. DOI: 10.1080/02615479.2015.1074674
  • Des Marais, E., Bexell, S.M. & Bhadra, S. (2015). Transcending national boundaries through reflexive development. Social Dialog (11)3: 44-45.

Before 2015

  • Morris, K.N. and Gies, D.L. (2014). Trends in intake and outcome data for animal shelters in a large U.S. metropolitan area, 1989 to 2010. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 17, 59-72. doi:10.1080/10888705.2014.856250
  • Pearson, J.A. and Rollin, B.E. (2014). Ethics and welfare of U.S. service dogs: Unanswered questions and concerns. Manuscript under review (Anthrozoos)
  • Pearson, J.A. (2014). Animal use in animal-assisted interventions: A roadmap to ethical practice. Manuscript under revision (Anthrozoos)
  • Bexell, S.M., Jarrett, O. S., & Xu, P. (2013). The effects of a summer camp program in China on children's knowledge, attitudes and behaviors toward animals: a model for conservation education. Visitor Studies (16)1:59-81.
  • Freeman, C.P., Bekoff, M., & Bexell, S.M. (2011) Giving voice to the voiceless: incorporating nonhuman animal perspectives as journalistic sources. Journalism Studies 11:1-18.
  • Morris, K.N., Wolf, J.L. and Gies, D.L. (2011). Trends in intake and outcome data for animal shelters in Colorado, 2000 to 2007. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 238, 329-336. doi:102460/javma.238.3.329
  • Bekoff, M., & Bexell, S.M. (2010). Ignoring nature: Why we do it, the dire consequences, and the need for a paradigm shift to save animals, habitats, and ourselves. Human Ecology Review. (17)1:70-76.
  • Bexell, S.M. (2010). The importance of environmental education for young children. Green Tianfu Education Journal (119)2: 51-52. (In Chinese, translation by Feng Rui Xi)
  • Bexell, S.M., Jarrett, O.S., Xu, P. & Feng, R.X. (2009). Fostering humane attitudes toward animals: An educational camp experience in China. Encounter: Education for Meaning and Social Justice (22)4: 25-27.
  • Bexell, S.M., Feng, R.X., Zhang, Z.H., & Esson, M. (2008). Conservation education and community pride as a tool for protecting Mamize Nature Reserve, Sichuan Province, China. Journal of the International Zoo Educators Association 44: 8-11. 
  • Bexell, S.M., Jarrett, O.S., Luo, L., Hu, Y., Sandhaus, E., Zhang, Z., & Maple, T.L. (2007). Observing panda play: Implications for zoo programming and conservation efforts. Curator (50)3: 287-297.
  • Lukas, K.E., Stoinski, T.S., Burks, K., Snyder, R., Bexell, S., & Maple, T.L. (2003). Nest building in captive Gorilla gorilla gorilla. International Journal of Primatology: 24:1:Feb. pp.103-124.

Book Chapters

  • Bexell, S.M., Clayton, S., & Myers, G. (accepted, revised and resubmitted). Children and animals: Incorporating the importance of human-other animal relationships in fostering resilience in children. In P. Tedeschi & M. Jenkins (Eds.). Transforming Trauma: Finding Resiliency and Healing through Animals. Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press.
  • Bexell, S. M., Brown, C. & Johnson, S. (2017). Animals. In J. Urbanik and C. Johnston (Eds.), Humans and Animals: A geography of coexistence (1st ed., pp. 23-24). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.
  • Des Marais, E., Bexell, S.M. & Bhadra, S. (2016). Reflexive development: A model for helping social workers contribute to a sustainable global future. In S. J. Fogel, C. Barkdull, & B. A. Weber ((Eds.). Environmental Justice: An Issue for Social Work Education. New York: Routledge. pp. 130-143.
  • Bexell, S.M. (2015). Failing the giant panda. In. L. Kemmerer (Ed.) Bear Necessities: Rescue, Rehabilitation, Sanctuary, and Advocacy. Leiden: Brill Publishers. pp. 99-107.
  • Bexell, S.M. & Feng, R.X. (2013). Considering human development, socialization and enculturation in educational intervention design for wildlife conservation: a case for bats. In R.A. Adams & S.C. Pedersen (Eds.). Bat Evolution, Ecology, & Conservation. New York: Springer Science Press. pp. 343-361.
  • Tedeschi, P, Bexell, S.M., & Nesmith, J. (2013). Conservation social work: The interconnectedness of biodiversity health and human resilience. In M. Bekoff (Ed.) Ignoring nature no more: the case for compassionate conservation. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. pp. 223-235.
  • Myers, O.E., Saunders, C.D., & Bexell, S.M. (2009). Fostering empathy with wildlife: Factors affecting free-choice learning for conservation concern and behavior. In J.H. Falk, J.E. Heimlich and S. Foutz (Eds.) Free-choice learning and the environment. Lanham, MD: AltaMira Press. pp. 39-55.
  • Bexell, S.M., Jarrett, O.S., Xu, P. & Feng, R.X. (2009). Humane education, animal welfare and conservation. In, M. Bekoff (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Animal Rights and Animal Welfare, Second Edition. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood.
  • Bexell, S.M., Luo, L., Hu, Y., Maple, T.L., McManamon, R., Zhang, A., Zhang, Z. (2004). Conservation Education Initiative in China. In D. Lindburg and K. Baragona (Eds.) Biology and conservation of the giant panda. Berkeley: University of California Press. pp. 264-267.

Books

  • Bexell, S.M. (in press). Weiba's Way. Chengdu, China: Sichuan Children's Publishing House Co., Ltd. (bilingual in Chinese and English, Chinese translation by Tang Ya Fei)
  • Bexell, S. M. (2017). My family of gold. Chengdu, China: Sichuan Children's Publishing House Co., Ltd. (bilingual in Chinese and English, Chinese translation by Tang Ya Fei, Illustration by Lan Zhimin)
  • Bexell, S.M. (2015). Good day, forest friends. Chengdu, China: Sichuan Children's Publishing House Co., Ltd. (bilingual in Chinese and English, Chinese translation by Tang Ya Fei, Illustration by Lan Zhimin)
  • Bexell, S.M. (2014). Our bamboo forest. Chengdu, China: Sichuan Children's Publishing House Co., Ltd. (bilingual in Chinese and English, Chinese translation by Tang Ya Fei)
  • Zhang, Z.H. & Bexell, S.M. (2014). Giant pandas: born survivors. Chongqing: Chongqing University Press. (Chinese version, translation by Wei Ling)
  • Zhang, Z.H. & Bexell, S.M. (2012). Giant pandas: born survivors. Camberwell, Australia: Penguin Books.
  • Zhang, Z.H.,Luo, L., McManamon, R., Bexell, S.M. (2001). For Giant Panda. Chengdu, China: Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Foundation.

other Documents

  • Hawes, S., Ikizler, D., Loughney, K., Tedeschi, P. and Morris, K.N. (2017). Legislating components of a Humane City: the economic impacts of the Austin, Texas "No Kill" resolution (City of Austin Resolution 20091105-040). Available at: http://animalstudiesrepository.org/anilleg/1
  • Morris, K.N., Tedeschi, P., Duncan, K., Flynn, E., Lenth, R., Ungerer, C., Westphal, A., Couchman, A., and Wilton, C. (2015). Canine Healers Trauma Therapy Group at Excelsior Youth Center – Training Manual.