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New at SDZG Library
It's that time of year - time for the semi-annual book return reminder!  We just started an inventory project, and returning or renewing your checked out books will help make our project a success.  Thanks for helping us keep the SDZG Library collection world famous!

Image credit: Autumnal leaves. London :K. Paul, Trench, and Co.,1885. Biodiversity Heritage Library 

September 2018

Easy-to-Find Data: Google Dataset Search
Book of the Month: Buzz
New Books & DVDs
What Are We Reading?
What Are We Writing?

Easy-to-Find Data: Google Dataset Search

Are datasets a useful tool in your conservation, education, animal welfare, or organizational research and planning? Google's Dataset Search provides a quick portal to a wide range of local and global datasets.

The interface is simple, similar to Google Scholar. The latest release is advertised to link to most datasets in environmental and social sciences, plus government data, news, and more:

This new tool is still in beta-testing and will become more comprehensive over time. Learn more here. Happy hunting!

Book of the Month

Buzz : The Nature and Necessity of Bees


By Thor Hanson (2018)

Buzz takes us on a journey that begins 125 million years ago, when a wasp first dared to feed pollen to its young. From honeybees and bumbles to lesser-known diggers, miners, leafcutters, and masons, bees have long been central to our harvests, our mythologies, and our very existence. They've given us sweetness and light, the beauty of flowers, and as much as a third of the foodstuffs we eat. And, alarmingly, they are at risk of disappearing. As informative and enchanting as the waggle dance of a honeybee, Buzz shows us why all bees are wonders to celebrate and protect.  —Publisher.

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New Books & DVDs

Copsey, Jamieson A. 2018. Species conservation : lessons from islands. QH75 .S69 2018 MAIN

Guisan, A. 2017. Habitat suitability and distribution models with applications in R. QH541.15 .S95 G85 2017 MAIN

Kiupel, Matti. 2008. Surgical pathology of tumors of domestic animals : Volume 1. Epithelial tumors of the skin. SF769 .S87 2008 ZOO DI

Ortega, Jennifer L. 2003. Artificial burrow use by burrowing owls (Athene cunicularia) and other vertebrates during winter in south Texas [thesis]. QL696 .S83 O78 2003 MAIN

Ward, Peter D. 2018. Lamarck's revenge : how epigenetics is revolutionizing our understanding of evolution's past and present. QH450 .W37 2018 MAIN

Zhu, Xuan. 2016. GIS for environmental applications : a practical approach. QH541.15 .S52 Z48 2016 MAIN

What Are We Reading?

Our Recent Returns shelf gives insight into what SDZG team members are reading and watching.

recent returns at the SDZG Library

What Are We Writing?

Here is a sample of recent SDZG team publications. Please send us your citations for the next newsletter!

Hassanin A, Houck ML, Tshikung D, Kadjo B, Davis H, Ropiquet A. 2018. Multi-locus phylogeny of the tribe Tragelaphini (Mammalia, Bovidae) and species delimitation in bushbuck: Evidence for chromosomal speciation mediated by interspecific hybridization. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. Published online 29 August 2018. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2018.08.006.

Horn CM, Vargas Paredes VH, Gilmore MP, Endress BA. 2018. Spatio-temporal patterns of Mauritia flexuosa fruit extraction in the Peruvian Amazon: Implications for conservation and sustainability. Applied Geography. 97:98–108. doi:10.1016/j.apgeog.2018.05.004.

Pennington PM, Durrant BS. Assisted reproductive technologies in captive rhinoceroses. Mammal Review. Published online 24 August 2018. doi:10.1111/mam.12138.

Sutton J, Helmkampf M, Steiner C, Bellinger M, Korlach J, Hall R, Baybayan P, Muehling J, Gu J, Kingan S, Masuda B, Ryder OA. 2018. A high-quality, long-read de novo genome assembly to aid conservation of Hawaiiʻs last remaining crow species. Genes. 9(8):393. doi:10.3390/genes9080393.

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