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

By: Allison B Kaufman(Editor), Meredith J Bashaw(Editor), Terry L Maple(Editor)
677 pages, 8 plates with colour photos and colour illustrations; b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables
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In the modern era, zoos and aquariums fight species extinction, educate communities, and advance learning of animal behaviour. Scientific Foundations of Zoos and Aquariums 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. Scientific Foundations of Zoos and Aquariums is for animal scientists, zoo professionals, educators and researchers worldwide, as well as students of zookeeping and conservation.


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
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
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 Shephard and Kristin Warren
13. Back Into European Wildlife: The Reintroduction of the Northern Bald Ibis (Geronticus eremita) / Johannes Fritz, Markus Unsoeld and Bernhard Voelkl
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
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 Sherwen
24. Conclusion: Cultivating Science in World Zoos and Aquariums / Meredith J. Bashaw and Terry L. Maple

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

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.

- Robert J. Wiese
- Brandie Smith
- Corinne Kendall
- Richard 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 Shephard
- Kristin Warren
- Johannes Fritz
- Markus Unsöld
- Bernhard Völkl
- Lauren Howard
- Paul Crump
- Estelle Sandhaus
- Richard Block
- Rachel Santymire
- Jennifer Tobey
- Bonnie 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 Lawson
- Terry L. Maple
- Sally L. Sherwen

By: Allison B Kaufman(Editor), Meredith J Bashaw(Editor), Terry L Maple(Editor)
677 pages, 8 plates with colour photos and colour illustrations; b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables
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