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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


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 English
Print version record
Subject Giant panda.
Giant panda -- Conservation
Ursidae (family)
NATURE -- Animals -- Bears.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Zoology -- Mammals.
Giant panda.
Form Electronic book
Author Lindburg, Donald G., 1932-
Baragona, Karen, 1967-
LC no. 2003064565
ISBN 9780520930162