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International Zoo Yearbook 45: Research in Zoos

Series: International Zoo Yearbooks Volume: 45

Zoological Society of London

Paperback | Jan 2011 | #238153
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There are already signs that research in zoos and aquariums has begun to take on a sense of urgency. Throughout the zoo world, professionals have always been aware of the social, nutritional and welfare benefits to be gained for their animals by a better understanding of the biology of the ‘beasts in their care’ The urgency arises from an increased general awareness of the loss of biodiversity and the urgent need to conserve it, and the impacts of climate change on individual species and habitats, together with the anticipated scale of impact in the future as calculated by the increasing number of significantly more sophisticated climate projections and analyses.

Therefore, ‘Time’ can be considered as the hidden underlying theme running through this volume of the International Zoo Yearbook; time's passage; time's importance; what is done with it; how we are constrained by it; how much time does something take to do; what can be done in time? These important questions are all intrinsic to the articles of this volume.

The second part of this volume contains the regular contributions on developments in the zoo world.


Contents

RESEARCH IN ZOOS
- Editorial: Research in Zoos / ALASTAIR A. MACDONALD, HERIBERT HOFER   1–6
- The ‘Living Links to Human Evolution’ Research Centre in Edinburgh Zoo: a new endeavour in collaboration / C. MACDONALD, A. WHITEN   7–17
- Nordens Ark – a university conservation field station / C. ANDRÉN, L. BLOMQVIST, L. M. LINDÉN   18–29
- The National Zoological Gardens of South Africa: a National Research Facility / A. KOTZE, C. NXOMANI   30–37
- Pro Natura et Scientia: zoo research at the Royal Zoological Society of Antwerp / J. J. M. PEREBOOM, K. LEUS, L. VAN ELSACKER   38–47
- Basel Zoo and its native biodiversity between the enclosures: a new strategy of cooperation with academic institutions / B. BAUR   48–54
- Mammal semiochemicals: understanding pheromones and signature mixtures for better zoo-animal husbandry and conservation / M. DEHNHARD   55–79
- Activity patterns, chronobiology and the assessment of stress and welfare in zoo and wild animals / A. BERGER   80–90
- A review of ageing studies in captive felids / L. LONGLEY   91–98
- How are animal keeping and conservation philosophy of zoos affected by climate change? / J. JUNHOLD, F. OBERWEMMER   99–107
- Conservation rationale, research applications and techniques in the cryopreservation of lower vertebrate biodiversity from marine and freshwater environments / D. M. RAWSON, G. McGREGOR REID, R. E. LLOYD   108–123
- Cryopreservation of mammalian ovaries and oocytes / K. JEWGENOW, C. WIEDEMANN, M. F. BERTELSEN, J. RINGLEB   124–132
- Mammalian reproduction out of cryopreserved cells and tissues: current state of the art and future options / J. SARAGUSTY, R. HERMES, F. GÖRITZ, T. B. HILDEBRANDT   133–153
- An overview of the assisted reproduction and genome banking activities of White Oak Conservation Center, Yulee, FL, in the service of species conservation / L. M. PENFOLD   154–159
- Conservation medicine in and through zoos / S. VITALI, A. REISS, P. EDEN   160–167
- Serosurvey of zoo ungulates in central Europe / C. PROBST, S. SPECK, H. HOFER   168–182
- Mycobacterial infections in zoo animals: relevance, diagnosis and management / A. LÉCU, R. BALL   183–202
- Can conservation-breeding programmes be improved by incorporating mate choice? / C. S. ASA, K. TRAYLOR-HOLZER, R. C. LACY   203–212
- Genetic and demographic population management in zoos and aquariums: recent developments, future challenges and opportunities for scientific research / K. LEUS, K. TRAYLOR-HOLZER, R. C. LACY   213–225

THE DEVELOPING ZOO WORLD
- Talapoin monkeys Miopithecus spp. in European zoos: status and management in mixed-species exhibits / M. CASARES, J. RECUERO, G. FERNÁNDEZ-HOYO   226–236
- Could sexually experienced Gorillas Gorilla gorilla gorilla help hand-reared Gorillas to breed successfully? / Ma. T. ABELLÓ, A. BLASCO, M. COLELL   237–249
- Birth and mother rearing of Nepalese red pandas Ailurus fulgens fulgens at the Taronga Conservation Society Australia / M. LEWIS   250–258
- Ex situ management of Beira antelope Dorcatragus megalotis at Al Wabra Wildlife Preservation, Qatar / C. HAMMER   259–273
- Capacity building for better animal welfare / V. MELFI, G. HOSEY   274–281

REFERENCE
- Zoos and Aquariums of the World   282–430
- Index to List of Zoos and Aquariums of the World   431–450
- International Studbooks for Rare Species of Wild Animals in Captivity   451–476
- Author Index to Volume 45   477–478
- Subject Index to Volume 45   479–492


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