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Scientific Foundations of Zoos and Aquariums
Their Role in Conservation and Research

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Michael Hutchins, Robert J. Wiese, Brandie Smith, Corinne J. Kendall, Richard A. Bergl, Anna L. George, Joshua R. Ennen, Bernard R. Kuhajda, Patrick Thomas, Donal M. Boyer, David A. Oehler, Scott Silver, Lou Perrotti, Rebecca J. Hobbs, Justine K. O'Brien, Rebecca E. Spindler, Kátia Gisele de Oliveira Rancura, Camila Martins, João Batista da Cruz, Kathleen Dudzinski, Mary Ellen Mateleska, Fernanda Junqueira Vaz Guida, Regiane Vieira de Paiva Morais, Angélica Midori Sugieda, Jason V. Watters, Bethany L. Krebs, Eridia Pacheco, Stephanie M. Allard, Meredith J. Bashaw, Amy Plowman, Francis Cabana, David M. Powell, Matt Ardaiolo, Anna Le Souef, Simone Vitali, Rick Dawson, Jill M. Shephard, Kristin S. Warren, Johannes Fritz, Markus Unsöld, Bernhard Völkl, Lauren L. Howard, Paul S. Crump, Estelle A. Sandhaus, Rich Block, Rachel Santymire, Jennifer R. Tobey, Bonnie M. Perdue, Holli C. Eskelinen, Jill L. Richardson, Kelley A. Winship, Karen J. Steinman, Gisele A. Montano, Todd R. Robeck, Sabrina I. C. A. Brando, Gordon M. Burghardt, Joseph R. Mendelson, III, Gordon W. Schuett, Dwight P. Lawson, Terry L. Maple, Sally L. Sherwen
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  • Date Published: January 2019
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107199194

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  • In the modern era, zoos and aquariums fight species extinction, educate communities, and advance learning of animal behaviour. This book features first person stories and scientific reviews to explore ground breaking projects run by these institutions. Large-scale conservation initiatives that benefit multiple species are detailed in the first section, including critical habitat protection, evidence-based techniques to grow animal populations and the design of community education projects. The second section documents how zoos use science to improve the health and welfare of animals in captivity and make difficult management decisions. The section on saving species includes personal tales of efforts to preserve wild populations through rehabilitation, captive breeding, reintroduction, and public outreach. The concluding section details scientific discoveries about animals that would have been impossible without the support of zoos and aquariums. The book is for animal scientists, zoo professionals, educators and researchers worldwide, as well as students of zookeeping and conservation.

    • Highlights the extensive research, education, and conservation programs in zoos and aquariums around the world which often do not reach the media or public awareness
    • Explores the breadth of science conducted by and in zoos, from breeding to education to reproductive science to field research, with technical information presented in an accessible manner
    • Features first-hand accounts of scientists working with a variety of animals, including primates, marine mammals, birds and amphibians
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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107199194
    • length: 684 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 156 x 35 mm
    • weight: 1.23kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Michael Hutchins, Robert J. Wiese and Brandie Smith
    Part I. Programs and Initiatives:
    1. Evolving approaches to zoo-based conservation Corinne J. Kendall and Richard A. Bergl
    2. Protecting an underwater rainforest: freshwater science in the Southeastern United States Anna L. George, Joshua R. Ennen and Bernard R. Kuhajda
    3. Headstarting as a conservation strategy for threatened and endangered species Patrick Thomas, Donal M. Boyer, David A. Oehler, Scott Silver and Lou Perrotti
    4. Strategic gene banking for conservation: the ins and outs of a living bank Rebecca J. Hobbs, Justine K. O'Brien and Rebecca E. Spindler
    5. The environmental education program at São Paulo Zoo (Brazil): perspectives and experiences for wildlife conservation Kátia Gisele de Oliveira Rancura, Camila Martins and João Batista da Cruz
    6. Conservation and education through dolphin research and eco-tourism Kathleen Dudzinski and Mary Ellen Mateleska
    Part II. Captive Care and Management:
    7. Lear´s macaw, Anodorhynchus leari, ex situ breeding program at São Paulo Zoo Fernanda Junqueira Vaz Guida, Regiane Vieira de Paiva Morais and Angélica Midori Sugieda
    8. Measuring welfare through behavioral observation and adjusting it with dynamic environments Jason V. Watters, Bethany L. Krebs and Eridia Pacheco
    9. Empowering zoo animals Stephanie M. Allard and Meredith J. Bashaw
    10. Transforming the nutrition of zoo primates (or how we became known as Loris Man and that Evil Banana Woman) Amy Plowman and Francis Cabana
    11. Tough questions, complex answers: American zookeeper responses in a nationwide survey about culling David M. Powell and Matt Ardaiolo
    Part III. Saving Species:
    12. Fly away home: a collaborative program to return rehabilitated black cockatoos to the wild in Western Australia Anna Le Souëf, Simone Vitali, Rick Dawson, Jill M. Shephard and Kristin S. Warren
    13. Back into European wildlife: the reintroduction of the northern bald ibis (Geronticus eremita) Johannes Fritz, Markus Unsöld and Bernhard Völkl
    14. The thin green line: medical considerations in fighting extinction of the Houston toad Lauren L. Howard and Paul S. Crump
    15. Condor conservation comes home to roost: the Santa Barbara Zoo's story Estelle A. Sandhaus and Rich Block
    16. Saving the black-footed ferret from extinction: in theory and practice Rachel Santymire
    Part IV. Basic Research:
    17. 'Largest breeding colony outside of Australia': linking koala ex situ and in situ research Jennifer R. Tobey
    18. Comparative cognition research in zoos Bonnie M. Perdue
    19. Learning about dolphins: an era of discovery in managed care Holli C. Eskelinen, Jill L. Richardson and Kelley A. Winship
    20. Contributions of zoo-based reproductive research to marine animal conservation Justine K. O'Brien, Karen J. Steinman, Gisele A. Montano and Todd R. Robeck
    21. Studying play in zoos and aquariums Sabrina I. C. A. Brando and Gordon M. Burghardt
    22. Krogh's principle and why the modern zoo is important to academic research Joseph R. Mendelson, III, Gordon W. Schuett and Dwight P. Lawson
    23. Does research have a place in the zoological garden? Terry L. Maple and Sally L. Sherwen
    24. Conclusion: cultivating science in world zoos and aquariums Meredith J. Bashaw and Terry L. Maple.

  • Editors

    Allison B. Kaufman, University of Connecticut
    Allison B. Kaufman is Research Scientist with the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut, and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Connecticut at Avery Point.

    Meredith J. Bashaw, Franklin and Marshall College, Pennsylvania
    Meredith J. Bashaw is Professor in the Department of Psychology at Franklin and Marshall College, Pennsylvania.

    Terry L. Maple, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
    Terry L. Maple is Smithgall-Watts Professor Emeritus at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Professor-in-Residence at Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. He was previously CEO of Zoo Atlanta and the Palm Beach Zoo, and the elected president of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

    Contributors

    Michael Hutchins, Robert J. Wiese, Brandie Smith, Corinne J. Kendall, Richard A. Bergl, Anna L. George, Joshua R. Ennen, Bernard R. Kuhajda, Patrick Thomas, Donal M. Boyer, David A. Oehler, Scott Silver, Lou Perrotti, Rebecca J. Hobbs, Justine K. O'Brien, Rebecca E. Spindler, Kátia Gisele de Oliveira Rancura, Camila Martins, João Batista da Cruz, Kathleen Dudzinski, Mary Ellen Mateleska, Fernanda Junqueira Vaz Guida, Regiane Vieira de Paiva Morais, Angélica Midori Sugieda, Jason V. Watters, Bethany L. Krebs, Eridia Pacheco, Stephanie M. Allard, Meredith J. Bashaw, Amy Plowman, Francis Cabana, David M. Powell, Matt Ardaiolo, Anna Le Souef, Simone Vitali, Rick Dawson, Jill M. Shephard, Kristin S. Warren, Johannes Fritz, Markus Unsöld, Bernhard Völkl, Lauren L. Howard, Paul S. Crump, Estelle A. Sandhaus, Rich Block, Rachel Santymire, Jennifer R. Tobey, Bonnie M. Perdue, Holli C. Eskelinen, Jill L. Richardson, Kelley A. Winship, Karen J. Steinman, Gisele A. Montano, Todd R. Robeck, Sabrina I. C. A. Brando, Gordon M. Burghardt, Joseph R. Mendelson, III, Gordon W. Schuett, Dwight P. Lawson, Terry L. Maple, Sally L. Sherwen

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