An Introduction to Zoo Biology and Management


Author: Paul A. Rees
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444397833
Category: Science
Page: 432
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This book is intended as an introductory text for students studying a wide range of courses concerned with animal management, zoo biology and wildlife conservation, and should also be useful to zookeepers and other zoo professionals. It is divided into three parts. Part 1 considers the function of zoos, their history, how zoos are managed, ethics, zoo legislation and wildlife conservation law. Part 2 discusses the design of zoos and zoo exhibits, animal nutrition, reproduction, animal behaviour (including enrichment and training), animal welfare, veterinary care, animal handling and transportation. Finally, Part 3 discusses captive breeding programmes, genetics, population biology, record keeping, and the educational role of zoos, including a consideration of visitor behaviour. It concludes with a discussion of the role of zoos in the conservation of species in the wild and in species reintroductions. This book takes an international perspective and includes a wide range of examples of the operation of zoos and breeding programmes particularly in the UK, Europe, North America and Australasia. Visit www.wiley.com/go/rees/zoo to access the artwork from the book.

Dictionary of Zoo Biology and Animal Management


Author: Paul A. Rees
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118500261
Category: Science
Page: 336
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This dictionary is intended as a guide to the terminology usedin a wide range of animal-related programmes of study includingagriculture, animal care, animal management, animal production,animal welfare, veterinary nursing, wildlife conservation and zoobiology. In total it contains over 5,300 entries. It containsa wide range of terms used in the fields of veterinary science,physiology and zoology, as students whose primaryinterests are animal welfare or zoo biology also need to have someunderstanding of disease, how animal bodies function and howanimals are classified. It also contains some legal terms, andreference to some legal cases, to help students understand how theprotection, use and conservation of animals is regulated by thelaw. Some people, famous animals, literature and films haveinfluenced the way we think about, and behave towards, animals. Forthis reason, the book includes references to important books aboutanimals, famous animals who have starred in films or been thesubject of scientific studies, along with short biographies offamous scientists and others who have studied animals orestablished conservation or animal welfare organisations.

The Laws Protecting Animals and Ecosystems


Author: Paul A. Rees
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118876458
Category: Nature
Page: 528
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"The aim of this book is to produce an introductory text on the laws regulating the treatment of farm and companion animals, and those which protect wildlife and ecosystems"--

Examining Ecology

Exercises in Environmental Biology and Conservation
Author: Paul A. Rees
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128096071
Category: Science
Page: 414
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Examining Ecology: Exercises in Environmental Biology and Conservation explains foundational ecological principles using a hands-on approach that features analyzing data, drawing graphs, and undertaking practical exercises that simulate field work. The book provides students and lecturers with real life examples to demonstrate basic principles. The book helps students, instructors, and those new to the field learn about the principles of ecology and conservation by completing a series of problems. Prior knowledge of the subject is not assumed; the work requires users to be able to perform simple calculations and draw graphs. Most of the exercises in the book have been used widely by the author’s own students over a number of years, and many are based on real data from published research. Exercises are succinct with a broad number of options, which is a unique feature among similar books on this topic. The book is primarily intended as a resource for students, academics, and instructors studying, teaching, and working in zoology, ecology, biology, wildlife conservation and management, ecophysiology, behavioural ecology, population biology and ecology, environmental biology, or environmental science. Students will be able to progress through the book attempting each exercise in a logical sequence, beginning with basic principles and working up to more complex exercises. Alternatively they may wish to focus on specific chapters on specialist areas, e.g., population dynamics. Many of the exercises introduce students to mathematical methods (calculations, use of formulae, drawing of graphs, calculating simple statistics). Other exercises simulate fieldwork projects, allowing users to ‘collect’ and analyze data which would take considerable time and effort to collect in the field. Facilitates learning about the principles of ecology and conservation biology through succinct, yet comprehensive real-life examples, problems, and exercises Features authoritatively and consistently written foundational content in biodiversity, ecophysiology, behavioral ecology, and more, as well as abundant and diverse cases for applied use Functions as a means of learning ecological and conservation-related principles by ‘doing’, e.g., by analyzing data, drawing graphs, and undertaking practical exercises that simulate field work, and more Features approximately 150 photos and figures created and produced by the author

Studying Captive Animals

A Workbook of Methods in Behaviour, Welfare and Ecology
Author: Paul A. Rees
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118629361
Category: Science
Page: 320
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Studying Captive Animals outlines the methods that may be used to study the behaviour, welfare and ecology of animals living under the control of humans, including companion animals, feral populations, and those living on farms and in zoos. This book is a step-by-step guide to the whole process of conducting a scientific study: from designing the original project, formulating testable hypotheses, and collecting and analysing the data, to drawing conclusions from the work and writing it up as a scientific report or paper. It also illustrates how to write a formal research proposal - a crucial and often difficult element of the student project - and how to deal with the ethical review process. Sample data collection sheets are provided and the analysis and presentation of data are worked through in diagrammatic form. In addition, exercises are included that enable the reader to practice analysing different types of data and advice is provided on the selection of appropriate statistical tests. The text describes the different types of student projects that may be undertaken in the field, and explains where secondary data may be found for zoos. This is an insightful resource, particularly for those studying and working with zoo and farm animals. It is essential reading for students studying zoo biology and animal management; it is also suitable for students on courses in animal behaviour, animal welfare, zoology, biology, psychology, animal science, animal production, animal ecology, conservation biology, and veterinary science. This book is primarily intended for undergraduates but will also be of value to postgraduate students who have not previously engaged in field studies. Professionals working in institutions that are members of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria and other regional and national zoo organisations will benefit from access to this practical guide.

Zoo Conservation Biology


Author: John E. Fa,Stephan M. Funk,Donnamarie O'Connell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139498622
Category: Nature
Page: N.A
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In the face of ever-declining biodiversity, zoos have a major role to play in species conservation. Written by professionals involved in in situ conservation and restoration projects internationally, this is a critical assessment of the contribution of zoos to species conservation through evidence amassed from a wide range of sources. The first part outlines the biodiversity context within which zoos should operate, introducing the origins and global spread of zoos and exploring animal collection composition. The second part focuses on the basic elements of keeping viable captive animal populations. It considers the consequences of captivity on animals, the genetics of captive populations and the performance of zoos in captive breeding. The final part examines ways in which zoos can make a significant difference to conservation now and in the future. Bridging the gap between pure science and applied conservation, this is an ideal resource for both conservation biologists and zoo professionals.

Zoology for Kids

Understanding and Working with Animals, with 21 Activities
Author: Josh Hestermann,Bethanie Hestermann,The Kratt Brothers
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1613749643
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 144
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“Packed with facts and photos, Zoology for Kids is a vibrant introduction to zoology that also provides inspiration for career options and activities to help children further explore and apply what they have learned.” —Liesl Pimentel, manager of education and formal programs, Phoenix Zoo Zoology for Kids invites young animal lovers to discover the animal kingdom through clear, entertaining information and anecdotes and hands-on activities. Part 1 introduces the science of zoology, discussing animals’ forms, functions, and behaviors as well as the history behind zoos and aquariums. Kids bake edible animal cells, play a dolphin-echolocation game, and design an exhibit. Part 2 offers an insider’s look at how zoologists apply their knowledge every day. Kids peek into the world of zookeepers and aquarists, veterinarians, wildlife researchers, and conservationists. They “train” their friends, mold a tiger’s jawbone, and perform field research in their own backyard. Animal enthusiasts come away with new knowledge, a healthy respect for the animal kingdom, and the idea that they can pursue animal-related careers and make a difference to preserve and protect the natural world. Josh Hestermann is a marine-mammal keeper and trainer at the Brookfield Zoo in Illinois. Bethanie Hestermann is a freelance writer and contributing writer and editor at large at Connected World magazine. They live in Brookfield, Illinois. Martin and Chris Kratt, the Kratt Brothers, are the creators and cohosts of the PBS Kids series Wild Kratts, Kratts Creatures, and Zoboomafoo.

Zoo Animals

Behaviour, Management, and Welfare
Author: Geoff Hosey,Vicky Melfi,Sheila Pankhurst
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199693528
Category: Science
Page: 643
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The keeping of zoo animals is a central tool in the conservation of some of the world's most fascinating, yet threatened, species. But how do zoos operate on a day-to-day basis? What are the key challenges they face in trying to feed, manage, and keep healthy the animals in their care? How can they play their part in conserving biodiversity? Zoo Animals: Behaviour, Management and Welfare addresses the key questions surrounding the keeping of exotic animals in captivity, and reveals how we can apply our ever-growing understanding of animal behaviour and use an evidence based approach to ensure zoo animals are managed as effectively as possible. Drawing on their extensive experience of zoo research, practice, and teaching, the authors blend together theory with a broad range of both mammalian and non-mammalian examples to give a highly-readable overview of this burgeoning field. Zoo Animals: Behaviour, Management, and Welfare is the ideal resource for anyone needing a thorough grounding in this subject, whether as a student or as a zoo professional. Online Resource Centre The Online Resource Centre to accompany Zoo Animals features: For all readers: · Updates - surveys of key developments in the field · Multiple choice questions with instant feedback, to aid self-assessment For registered adopters of the book: · Figures from the book in electronic format and full colour, available for download

Zookeeping

An Introduction to the Science and Technology
Author: Mark D. Irwin,John B. Stoner,Aaron M. Cobaugh
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226925323
Category: Science
Page: 816
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As species extinction, environmental protection, animal rights, and workplace safety issues come to the fore, zoos and aquariums need keepers who have the technical expertise and scientific knowledge to keep animals healthy, educate the public, and create regional, national, and global conservation and management communities. This textbook offers a comprehensive and practical overview of the profession geared toward new animal keepers and anyone who needs a foundational account of the topics most important to the day-to-day care of zoo and aquarium animals. The three editors, all experienced in zoo animal care and management, have put together a cohesive and broad-ranging book that tackles each of its subjects carefully and thoroughly. The contributions cover professional zookeeping, evolution of zoos, workplace safety, animal management, taxon-specific animal husbandry, animal behavior, veterinary care, public education and outreach, and conservation science. Using the newest techniques and research gathered from around the world, Zookeeping is a progressive textbook that seeks to promote consistency and the highest standards within global zoo and aquarium operations.

ETHICS ARK PB


Author: Norton Bg
Publisher: Smithsonian
ISBN: 1560986891
Category: Nature
Page: 330
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Ethics on the Ark presents a passionate, multivocal discussion—among zoo professionals, activists, conservation biologists, and philosophers—about the future of zoos and aquariums, the treatment of animals in captivity, and the question of whether the individual, the species, or the ecosystem is the most important focus in conservation efforts. Contributors represent all sides of the issues. Moving from the fundamental to the practical, from biodiversity to population regulation, from animal research to captive breeding, Ethics on the Ark represents an important gathering of the many fervent and contentious viewpoints shaping the wildlife conservation debate.

Die Frau des Zoodirektors

Eine Geschichte aus dem Krieg
Author: Diane Ackerman
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641194660
Category: History
Page: 384
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Eine wahre Geschichte aus dem Zweiten Weltkrieg Während der Zweite Weltkrieg tobt, wird der Warschauer Zoo Schauplatz einer dramatischen Rettungsaktion, die über 300 Juden vor dem sicheren Tod bewahrt. Als Jan und Antonina Żabiński, der Zoodirektor und seine Frau, mitansehen, wie die Nazis in Polen einmarschieren, ist ihr Entsetzen groß. Die jüdische Bevölkerung wird im Warschauer Ghetto zusammengepfercht. Zeitgleich beginnen die Nazis den Zoo für ihre Zwecke zu nutzen, um ausgestorbene Tierarten rückzuzüchten. Als die Nazis den brachliegenden Zoo verlassen, nutzen die Żabińskis die Situation und schmuggeln Juden aus dem Warschauer Ghetto auf das Zoogelände, wo sie die Todgeweihten in den leeren Tierkäfigen verstecken. Sie retten ihnen damit das Leben. Ausgezeichnet mit dem Orion Award

Australian Mammals: Biology and Captive Management

Biology and Captive Management
Author: Stephen Jackson
Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
ISBN: 0643098585
Category: Science
Page: 548
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This authoritative volume represents a complete and comprehensive guide to the husbandry of Australian marsupials and other mammals. Australian Mammals: Biology and Captive Management dedicates a chapter to each group of animals including the platypus, the echidna, carnivorous marsupials, numbats, bandicoots and bilbies, koalas, wombats, possums and gliders, macropods, bats, rodents and the dingo. For each animal group the following information is covered: Biology; Housing; Capture and restraint; Transport; Diet; Breeding; Artificial rearing; and Behaviour and behavioural enrichment. The book provides a complete literature review of all known information on the biology of each group of animals and brings information on their biology in the wild into captive situations. Also, for the first time, it provides practical guidelines for hand-rearing, and has been extensively reviewed by zookeepers and veterinarians to incorporate the most up-to-date information and techniques. Australian Mammals: Biology and Captive Management provides practical guidance for zoo-keepers, veterinarians, zoologists, researchers and students. Winner of the 2004 Whitley Medal. Shortlisted in the Scholarly Reference section of the 2004 Australian Awards for Excellence in Educational Publishing.

Informationsmanagement in der Systembiologie

Datenbanken, Integration, Modellierung
Author: Silke Eckstein
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3642182348
Category: Computers
Page: 268
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In der Systembiologie wird untersucht, wie die Komponenten einer Zelle oder eines Organismus Interaktionsnetzwerke bilden und wie diese Zellfunktionen hervorrufen. Das Buch bietet einen Einstieg in die Systembiologie aus der Perspektive der Informatik. Die Autorin stellt die biologischen Grundlagen dar und führt ihre Leser schrittweise von den anfallenden Daten über die zur Verfügung stehenden Datenbanken und deren Integrationsmöglichkeiten hin zu verschiedenen Modellierungsansätzen. Der Band enthält zahlreiche Hinweise zu weiterführender Literatur.

Introduction to Conservation Genetics


Author: Richard Frankham,Jonathan D. Ballou,David A. Briscoe
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139473700
Category: Nature
Page: N.A
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This impressive author team brings the wealth of advances in conservation genetics into the new edition of this introductory text, including new chapters on population genomics and genetic issues in introduced and invasive species. They continue the strong learning features for students - main points in the margin, chapter summaries, vital support with the mathematics, and further reading - and now guide the reader to software and databases. Many new references reflect the expansion of this field. With examples from mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, amphibians, plants and invertebrates, this is an ideal introduction to conservation genetics for a broad audience. The text tackles the quantitative aspects of conservation genetics, and has a host of pedagogy to support students learning the numerical side of the subject. Combined with being up-to-date, its user-friendly writing style and first-class illustration programme forms a robust teaching package.

The Downy Mildews - Genetics, Molecular Biology and Control


Author: Ales Lebeda,Peter T. N. Spencer-Phillips,B. Michael Cooke
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402089725
Category: Science
Page: 206
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Knowledge of downy mildew pathogens and diseases has increased significantly in taxonomy, phylogeny, genetics, molecular biology, host-parasite interactions, ecology, epidemiology and control. The opportunity to update comprehensively the major advances in these areas was created by the 2nd International Symposium on Downy Mildews held in July 2007 at Olomouc (Czech Republic). Keynote contributions from this meeting are published here in 14 chapters that provide the most authoritative and recent analysis of these biotrophic plant pathogens and their interactions with plants. It will be an invaluable resource to students and researchers in plant pathology, mycology, taxonomy, plant biology and crop protection.

Robert Plant

Ein Leben
Author: Paul Rees
Publisher: Edel:Books
ISBN: 3841904122
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 368
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Mit Led Zeppelin hat er Musikgeschichte geschrieben, aber auch als Solokünstler ist er bis heute einer der größten und einflussreichsten Persönlichkeiten im Rockbusiness: Robert Plant. In der Biografie "Ein Leben" erzählt Paul Rees, wie Plant zu dem Menschen wurde, der er heute ist: von seiner Kindheit in England bis hin zu den spektakulären Aufs und Abs der Zeppelin-Jahre, von seinem Verhältnis zu Jimmy Page und John Bonham bis hin zu seiner Solo-Karriere, aus der bis heute einige seiner bedeutendsten Werke hervorgegangen sind. Dazu gibt das Buch private Einblicke in das bewegte Leben von Robert Plant, die Rees in persönlichen Gesprächen mit Plant selbst, seinen Angehörigen und Wegbegleitern geführt hat. Ein vielschichtiges und komplexes Porträt eines Mannes, der gerade erst 19 war, als er den Rock’n’Roll für immer veränderte.

Animal Care and Management at the National Zoo

Interim Report
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Institute for Laboratory Animal Research,Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources,Committee on a Review of the Smithsonian Institution's National Zoological Park
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309091780
Category: Science
Page: 128
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This interim report assesses issues related to animal management, husbandry, health, and care at the Smithsonian Institution's National Zoological Park. The report finds that there are shortcomings in care and management that are threatening the well-being of the animal collection and identifies the "most pressing" issues that should be addressed.

Current Therapy in Large Animal Theriogenology - E-Book


Author: Robert S. Youngquist,Walter R. Threlfall
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1437713408
Category: Medical
Page: 1088
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An essential resource for both students and practitioners, this comprehensive text provides practical, up-to-date information about normal reproduction and reproductive disorders in horses, cattle, small ruminants, swine, llamas, and other livestock. Featuring contributions from experts in the field, each section is devoted to a different large animal species and begins with a review of the clinically relevant aspects of the reproductive anatomy and physiology of both males and females. Key topics include the evaluation of breeding soundness, pregnancy diagnosis, diagnosis and treatment of infertility, abortion, obstetrics, surgery of the reproductive tract, care of neonates, and the latest reproductive technology. Includes coverage of all large animal species. All sections provide a review of clinically pertinent reproductive physiology and anatomy of males and females of each species. Complete coverage of the most current reproductive technology, including embryo transfer, estrous synchronization, and artificial insemination. A new section on alternative farming that addresses reproduction in bison, elk, and deer. New to the equine section: stallion management, infertility, and breeding soundness evaluation. New to the bovine section: estrous cycle synchronization, reproductive biotechnology, ultrasonographic determination of fetal gender, heifer development, and diagnosis of abortion. New to the porcine section: artificial insemination, boar/stud management, diseases of postpartum period, and infectious disease control. New to the llama section: infectious disease and nutrition.