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Publications:

Neises V, Zeligs J, Harris B and Cornick L (In press). Examining the metabolic cost of otariid foraging under varying conditions. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. Read it here

 

McHuron, EA, Walcott, SM, Zeligs, J, Skrovan, S, Costa, DP, Reichmuth, C. (2016) Whisker growth dynamics of two North Pacific pinnipeds: implications for determining foraging ecology from stable isotope analysis. Marine Ecology Progress Series 554: 213-224. Read it here

 

Zeligs, J.A. (2015). Animal Training 101, Disc 1: Communication 101. Instructional DVD.

 

Zeligs, J.A. (2014). Animal Training 101: The complete and practical guide to the art and science of behavior modification. Minneapolis: Mill City Press.

 

Yeager, H. and Zeligs-Hurley, J. (2008) Molting Phenology in California sea lions (Zalophus californianus). Soundings. Volume 33 (3):17.

 

Lichman, D. and Hurley, J.A. (2005) Parelli Natural Horsemanship: Using species specific characteristics to enhance behavior modification. Wellspring Vol. 7, Issue 2 Spring 2006  pp.12-13.

 

Harper, C.G., Xu, S., Rogers, A.B., Feng, Y., Shen, Z., Taylor, N.S., Dewhirst, F.E., Paster, B.J., Miller, M., Hurley, J.A. and Fox, J.G.. (2003) Isolation and characterization of novel Helicobacter spp. from the gastric mucosa of harp seals, Phoca groenlandica. Disease of Aquatic Organisms. 57:1-9.

 

Fish, F, Hurley, J.A. and Costa, D.P. (2003). Maneuverability by the sea lion, Zalophus californianus: turning performance of an unstable body design.  J. Exp. Biol.
206: 667-674.
Read it here

 

Hurley, J.A. and Costa, D.P (2001). Standard metabolic rate at the surface and during trained submersions in adult California sea lions (Zalophus californianus). J. Exp. Biol. 204(19): 3273-3281. Read it here

 

Harvey, J.T., Hurley, J.A. and Wurts, S.L. (2001). Training California sea lions to record whale behavior using a rehabilitating California gray whale calf.  JJ : The rescue, rehabilitation, study and release of an infant California gray whale, Eschrichtius robustus. Aquatic Mammals. 27(3); 289-293. Read it here

 

Wurts, S., Bickley, L.W., and Hurley, J.A. (2000). Timed behaviors: Extended stationing with California sea lions. Marine Mammals: Public Display and
Research.  4(1): 1-6.

 

Hurley, J.A. and Holmes, N.H. (1998). A review of the psychological principles and training techniques associated with desensitization.  Marine Mammals: Public Display and Research. 3(1): 16-26.

 

Sousa, M., Hurley, J.A., and Costa, D.P. (1998).  Reducing the risk of anesthesia in California sea lions, Zalophus californianus. Marine Mammals: Public Display
and Research. 3(1): 48-56.

 

Hurley, J.A. and Scaramozzino, J.M. (eds) (1996). Training and Behavioral Terms Glossary. San Diego: International Marine Animal Trainers Association.
Chicago,IL.

 

Hurley, J.A. (1996) Metabolic rate and heart rate during trained dives in adult California sea lions. Doctoral thesis. University of California at Santa Cruz.

 

Zeligs, J.A.; Cover, K.C.; and Costa, D.P. (1991). Teaching people to train animals. Formal presentation and publication in the proceedings to the 19th annual IMATA conference.

 

Cover, K. and Zeligs, J.A. (1991) Syn Alia Series on Animal Training: Volume 1 -Introduction to Bridge/Target Technique. Sarasota: Syn Alia.

 

Presentations:

Zeligs, J.A. (2016) Giving Animals Purpose: Communication 101. Keynote address to Annual Australian Behavior and Conditioning Conference.  Rockhampton,
Queensland.

 

Zeligs, J.A. (2016) Training for Advanced Medical Procedures.  Workshop Presentation for annual Australian Behavior and Conditioning Conference.
Rockhampton, Queensland.

 

Zeligs, J.A. (2016) Communication 101.  Keynote address to Global Equus conference in Sau Paulo, Brazil.

 

Zeligs, J. A. (2015). The power of relationships: Maintaining a valuable motivational tool. Workshop presentation to the 15th annual Animal Behavior Management Alliance conference, Copenhagen, Denmark.

 

Burger, Carl and J. Zeligs (2014). Non-Lethal Electric Guidance Barriers for Fish and Marine Mammal Deterrence: A Review for Hydropower and Other Applications. Invited Formal presentation to the 144th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society in Quebec City, Canada.

 

Zeligs, J. A. (2014). The Six Basic Operant Techniques of Animal Training. Workshop presentation to the International Animal Training Conference, Twycross Zoo, England. (Awarded the People’s Choice Award).

 

Burger, Carl and J. Zeligs (2012). “Non-lethal Electric Guidance for Fish and Marine Mammal Deterrence: A Review for Hydropower and Other Applications” HydroVision Brazil, September 26, 2012.

 

Burger, C. and Zeligs, J.A.  (2012). Marine Mammal Deterrence. Seminar to California Association of Harbor Masters conference October 14-16, 2012. Long Beach, California.

 

Darling, Sophie, R. Daggett, S. Skrovan, and J. Zeligs (2012). Eye Love You: Conditioning Behaviors for Treatment and Diagnosis of Eye Disease in California Sea Lions (Zalophus californianus). Poster Presentation at the 12th annual ABMA conference, San Francisco, CA.



Zeligs, J. A. (2012).  A Classical Conditioning Story: The Life and Training of an Unusual California Sea Lion. Formal presentation to the 12th annual ABMA
conference, San Francisco, CA.

 

Zeligs, J.A.  (2011). Behavioral Deterrence Response of Captive California Sea Lions Exposed to a Mild Electric Voltage Gradient at Moss Landing Marine Labs, CA. A formal presentation to the Sea Lion Project Partners in Vancouver, Washington.

 

Zeligs, J.A.  (2011). Marine Mammal Deterrence. Invited formal presentation at the Pacific Coast Convention of Harbor Masters, San Francisco, California.

 

Paolini, G, C, Perske, S. Skrovan and J. Zeligs (2008). Training Adaptations and Quality-of-Vision Tests for a Blind California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus). Formal presentation at the 36th annual International Marine Animal Trainers Association conference, Cancun, Mexico.

 

Yeager, H, S. Skrovan, and J. Zeligs (2008). Voluntary tooth extraction: It’s just another walk on the beach for Sake, the sea lion. Formal presentation at the 36th annual International Marine Animal Trainers Association conference, Cancun, Mexico (Awarded 2nd place for Best behavioral Training).



Lichman, D. and Zeligs, J.A. (2007). Bridge and Target Training, How to Use Positve Reinforcement to Motivate Your Horse to Learn. Presentation at the Pomona Horse Expo.  

     

Zeligs, J.A. (2007). (Unusual) Conditioned stimuli as tools for enhanced communication resulting in increased reinforcement opportunities. Formal presentation at the 7th annual Animal Behavior Management Alliance conference, Bahamas.

 

Hurley, Jenifer A., H. Yeager, S. Skrovan, (2006).Mapping molting patterns in 3.1 California sea lions (Zalophus californianus). Poster Presentation at the 34th annual International Marine Animal Trainers Association conference held in Oahu, Hawaii.

 

Hurley, J.A. (2006). Foundations of training: Practical Skills to Train Behavior. Workshop for the 6th annual Animal Behavior Management Association (ABMA) conference.

 

Hurley, J.A. and Kordowski, A. (2005). Back to Basics: Animal Training ABCs. 
Workshop for the 5th annual ABMA conference.

 

Hurley, J.A. and Skrovan, S. (2005). Training sea lions to operate in remote and challenging environments. Formal presentation to the 5th annual ABMA
conference.

 

Lichman, D. and Hurley, J.A. (2005). Parelli Natural Horsemanship: Using species specific characteristics to enhance behavior modification. Formal presentation to
the 5th annual ABMA conference. (received first place Award for “Sharing the Knowledge”)

 

Hurley, J.A., Lewis, W., Skrovan, S., Harper, C, and Fox, J. (2002). Stomach ulcers in marine mammals. Poster presentation for the 30th annual IMATA conference. 

 

Hurley, J.A., Stephens, A., and Skrovan, S. (2002). The effects of instrumentation on a diving sea lion: The advantages of being naked. Formal presentation for the
30th annual IMATA conference. 

 

Hurley, J.A., Wurts- Skrovan, S., and Richter, B.P. (2001). Training sea lions and humans for ocean free-diving.  Formal presentation for the 29th annual IMATA conference.  (Received First Place AWARD for research advancements).

 

Hurley, J.A., Skrovan, S., Fink, T.L., and Hunizker, T. (2000). The SLEWTHS project at Moss Landing Marine Labs.  Poster presentation for the 28th annual IMATA
conference. (Received conference AWARD)

 

Hurley, J.A. (2000). The SLEWTHS project.  Guest speaker.  American Cetacean
Society Meeting.

 

Hurley, J.A. and Pool, K. (1997). Assessing the educational value of marine mammal show presentations.  Formal presentation to the 25th annual IMATA conference.
(Received conference AWARD).

 

Hurley, J.A., Wurts, S.L., and Harvey, J.T. (1997). Training California sea lions to record undersea phenomena for research purposes.  Formal presentation to the
25th annual IMATA conference.  (Received conference AWARD).

 

Norman, H., Hurley, W.C., and Hurley, J.A. (1997).  Voluntary flipper tagging of a California sea lion.  Poster presentation to the 25th annual IMATA conference.

 

Hurley, J.A. and Harvey J.T. (1997). Using trained sea lions to record the underwater behavior of whales. Formal presentation to the American
Fisheries Society 127th annual meeting.

 

Hurley, J.A. (1997). Assessing the educational value of marine mammal show presentations. Invited presentation to the Alliance Marine Educators
Meeting, Chicago.

 

Clark, L., Passamaneck, Y., Hurley, J.A., Hurley, W.C., Wurts, S., Williams, T.M.,Costa, D.P. (1995). Highlights of training assisted research at Long Marine Lab. Poster presentation to the 23rd annual IMATA conference.

 

Sousa, M., Long, B., Hurley,J.A., Hurley, W., Wurts, S. (1995). Novel enrichment ideas on a researchers budget. Poster presentation to the 23rd annual
IMATA conference.

 

Zeligs, J.A.; Holmes, N.; DeSantis, B.; and Costa, D.P. (1993). Desensitization:Psychological principle versus training technique.  Formal presentation to the
21rst annual IMATA conference.

 

 

Williams, L.; Wurts, S.; Zeligs, J.A.; and Costa, D.P. (1993). Timed behaviors: Extended stationing with California sea lions. Formal presentation to the
21rst annual IMATA conference.

 

Sousa, M, Curcio, B., Zeligs, J.A., and Costa, D.P. (1993). Anesthesia with California sea lions: Reducing the risk. Poster presentation to the 21rst
annual IMATA conference.  (Received conference AWARD)

 

Fadely, B, Zeligs, J.A., and Costa, D.P. (1992). Maintenance requirements of California sea lions on diets of Walleye pollack and Atlantic herring.
Presented at 1993 Marine Mammal conference.

 

Zeligs, J.A. and Costa, D.P. (1990). Training of complex medical procedures with California sea lions (Zalophus californianus). Formal presentation and
publication in the proceedings to the 18th annual IMATA conference.

 

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