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Title Giant pandas : biology and conservation / edited by Donald Lindburg and Karen Baragona ; with a foreword by George B. Schaller
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [2004]
©2004
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 308 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Giant panda migration and habitat utilization in Foping Nature Reserve, China / Yange Yong [and others] Noninvasive techniques for monitoring giant panda behavior, habitat use, and demographics / Matthew E. Durnin, Jin Yan Huang and Hemin Zhang -- Mapping habitat suitability for giant pandas in Foping Nature Reserve, China / Xuehua Liu [and others] Restoring giant panda habitat / Chunquan Zhu and Zhiyun Ouyang -- Sympatry of giant and red pandas on Yele Natural Reserve, China / Fuwen Wei [and others] -- Balancing panda and human needs for bamboo shoots in Mabian Nature Reserve, China : predictions from a logistic-like model / Fuwen Wei [and others] Management of giant panda reserves in China / Changqing Yu and Xiangsui Deng -- A new paradigm for panda research and conservation : integrating ecology with human demographics, behavior, and socioeconomics / Jianguo Liu [and others] China's national plan for conservation of the giant panda / Zhi Lu? and Yongfan Liu -- Biological framework for evaluating future efforts in giant panda conservation / Eric Dinerstein, Colby Loucks and Zhi Lu -- National survey of the giant panda / Changqing Yu and Shaoying Liu -- The legacy of extinction risk : lessons from giant pandas and other threatened carnivores / John L. Gittleman and Andrea J. Webster. Reintroduction of giant pandas : an update / Sue Mainka [and others] -- Biomedical survey of captive giant pandas : a catalyst for conservation partnerships in China / Susie Ellis [and others] Conservation education initiatives in China : a collaborative project among Zoo Atlanta, Chengdu Zoo, and Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding / Sarah M. Bexell [and others] -- International coordination and cooperation in the conservation of giant pandas / J. Craig Potter and Kenneth Stansell -- Conclusion : Consensus and challenge : the giant panda's day is now / Donald Lindburg and Karen Baragona -- Keynote address / Fu Ma -- Keynote address / Marshall Jones -- Introduction : a new dawning for giant pandas? / Donald Lindburg and Karen Baragona. Phylogenetic position of the giant panda : historical consensus through supertree analysis / Olaf R.P. Bininda-Emonds -- Phylogenetic placement of the giant panda based on molecular data / Lisette P. Waits -- What is a giant panda? A query about its place among the Ursidae / Lee R. Hagey and Edith A. MacDonald -- A paleontologist's perspective on the origin and relationships of the giant panda / Robert M. Hunt, Jr. -- Variation in ursid life histories : is there an outlier? / David L. Garshelis. Life history traits and reproduction of giant pandas in the Qinling Mountains of China / Dajun Wang, Xiaojian Zhu and Wenshi Pan -- Future survival of giant pandas in the Qinling Mountains of China / Wenshi Pan [and others] -- Genetic studies of giant pandas in captivity and in the wild / Yaping Zhang and Oliver A. Ryder -- Nutritional strategy of giant pandas in the Qinling Mountains of China / Yu Long [and others] -- Spatial memory in the giant panda / Loraine R. Tarou, Rebecca J. Snyder and Terry L. Maple -- Chemical communication in giant pandas : experimentation and application / Ronald R. Swaisgood [and others] Chemical composition of giant panda scent and its use in communication / Lee R. Hagey and Edith A. MacDonald -- Reproduction in giant pandas : hormones and behavior / Rebecca J. Snyder [and others] -- Comparative ecology of giant pandas in the five mountain ranges of their distribution in China / Jinchu Hu and Fuwen Wei. Assessing the habitat and distribution of the giant panda : methods and issues / Colby Loucks and Hao Wang. Using DNA from panda fecal matter to study wild-living populations / Yunwu Zhang [and others]
Summary The slow resurgence in the wild population of giant pandas is one of the great success stories of conservation. This volume covers the research, local commitment & government involvement that made it possible, & includes papers by Chinese scientists whose work has not previously been available in English
Analysis Pandas
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Giant panda -- Conservation.
Giant panda.
Ursidae.
Form Electronic book
Author Baragona, Karen, 1967-
Lindburg, Donald G., 1932-
LC no. 2003064565
ISBN 0520238672 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0520930169 (electronic bk.)
1597346330 (electronic bk.)
9780520238671 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780520930162 (electronic bk.)
9781597346337 (electronic bk.)