Human Animal Science

Human Animal Science is a regular podcast hosted by Tim Adams and Mia Cobb that takes a scientific view of the world of humans and animals.

Human Animal Science, also known as anthrozoology, is a growing multidisciplinary field of enquiry, and one that produces fascinating topics.

Recent podcasts, articles, and research

Interesting facts about animal sleep

Interesting facts about animal sleep

Human Animal ScienceJan 5, 20233 min read

For humans and animals alike sleep comes in two parts, REM and non REM (Rapid Eye Movement). Non REM sleep happens when we are in a light sleep, and therefore even the slightest noise can wakes us. As we slip into REM sleep we begin to dream and it becomes more difficult to be woken by outside influences. To have a restful night’s sleep humans need to go through both…

Threats to sea turtles in Australia

Threats to Sea Turtles on the Sunshine Coast

Human Animal ScienceNov 25, 202217 min read

Sea turtles have been returning to the land for over 100 million years to lay their eggs, but today their populations are experiencing detrimental human-induced impacts which threaten their extinction. The purpose of this study is to cover the threats…

Microbats Australia

Microbats & Bat Facts

Human Animal ScienceNov 3, 202211 min read

Table of Contents[Open][Close]Facts About Bats!Diet, Habitat & BehaviourThreats To Our Bat PopulationsEcholocation – ‘Seeing with Sound’!Microbat Care & Rehabilitation ProcessCase Study: Gould’s Wattled BatsFurther ReadingReleasing Microbats back into the WildCase Study: Western Broad-nosed Bat Facts About Bats! Western Broad-nosed Bat…

Snakes of Tasmania

Snakes of Tasmania

Human Animal ScienceOct 17, 202211 min read

Tassie snakes may be seen in surprising places, including towns and industrial areas, especially in summer when water is in short supply. Do you know how to tell the difference between the three species of Tasmanian snakes, and what to…

Keeping Blotched Blue Tongued Lizards

Keeping Blotched Blue Tongued Lizards

Human Animal ScienceOct 16, 202210 min read

Our experiences with blotched blue tongue lizards demonstrate very clearly how well suited to outdoor enclosures these lizards are. Their large size, longevity, willingness to breed and ease of maintenance make them ideal for novice reptile keepers (especially children) to…

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The Australian Anthrozoology Research Foundation

The Australian Anthrozoology Research Foundation is a registered charity that funds research into the relationship between animals and humans.

Their mission is to promote the understanding and humane treatment of animals by supporting scientific research that explores the positive effects of their companionship on human health and well-being. They believe that this understanding can help us to create a better world for both animals and people.

Anthrozoology Research Group

The Australian Anthrozoology Research Group is a registered charity that promotes the study of human-animal interactions. They support research into the benefits that come from interacting with animals, be it in a therapeutic, working, or leisure capacity.

The foundation also aims to educate the public about the importance of human-animal interaction and how it can improve our quality of life. They do this through running events, such as lectures and conferences, and by publishing papers and articles on the topic.