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Chinese giant salamander lithograph, A. Weczerzick
Image credit: © Wellcome Collection - CC BY 4.0

September 2019

New Fact Sheet: Chinese Giant Salamanders
Have You Been to Pop-up Library?
ZOONOOZ Search Blues? Try Our Index
Book of the Month: The Solitary Bees
New Books & DVDs
What Are We Reading?
What Are We Writing?

New Fact Sheet:
Chinese Giant Salamanders

Did you know that Chinese giant salamanders are the largest amphibians in the world? Did you know that, while millions of these salamanders are raised in aquaculture, they are nearly extinct in the wild? Learn more in the Library's newly published fact sheet.

Want to be among the first to know about new SDZG Library Animal Fact Sheets? Scroll down to the end of this newsletter and click to "update subscription preferences," then select the checkbox next to Animal Fact Sheet Alerts.

Have You Been to Pop-up Library?

For many SDZG team members, it's just not practical to visit the SDZG Library. That's why Pop-up Library happens - we come to you!

About once a month, one of our librarians sets up a table in an employee lounge at Zoo/Front Street, Zoo/Richmond, and the Safari Park. A selection of our latest books and DVDs are on display with bookmarks and candy. We're happy to answer questions, check items in/out, show you how to find information on the Library website, and provide research services.

We hope you can visit us next time we're near you. Upcoming dates are advertised in this newsletter and in Green Flash and Fresh Tracks. Suggestions for new locations are welcome — this month we're popping up in Mission Valley for the first time!

ZOONOOZ Search Blues?
Try Our Index.


You're preparing a volunteer training module about cassowaries. You need every ZOONOOZ article ever written about their history and husbandry at the San Diego Zoo. How do you find them?

Ask a Librarian

Search the ZOONOOZ Index*

  • This Filemaker database indexes all articles published in ZOONOOZ, with keywords assigned.
  • Find the record for an article you want and copy the citation data: title, author, source, date, pages.
  • Request articles from the Library or locate them in your own ZOONOOZ collection.
  • A bit of training is helpful — please contact the Library if you need assistance after reviewing the instructions.

Search the Print Issues

  • Flip through your ZOONOOZ collection.
  • Recommended if you have endless time and patience - you might run across some treasures!
*Please note access to the ZOONOOZ Index is limited to SDZG Staff.  The link and instructions are on The Insider.

Book of the Month

The Solitary Bees : Biology, Evolution, Conservation


By Bryan N. Danforth, Robert L. Minckley, and John L. Neff (2019)

While social bees such as honey bees and bumble bees are familiar to most people, they comprise less than 10 percent of all bee species in the world. The vast majority of bees lead solitary lives, surviving without the help of a hive and using their own resources to fend off danger and protect their offspring. This book draws on new research to provide a comprehensive and authoritative overview of solitary bee biology, offering an unparalleled look at these remarkable insects.

Beautifully illustrated throughout, The Solitary Bees also documents the critical role solitary bees play as crop pollinators, and raises awareness of the dire threats they face, from habitat loss and climate change to pesticides, pathogens, parasites, and invasive species. —Publisher.

Request the Book of the Month

New Books & DVDs

Barral, Ana Maria, and Rachel E. Simmons. 2019. Using research on ocean plastic microbes to engage undergraduate students in a hispanic-serving non-traditional university [videorecording]. ICR SEMINAR SERIES

Danforth, Bryan N., Robert L. MInckley, and John L. Neff. 2019. The solitary bees : biology, evolution, conservation. QL568 .A6 D36 2019 MAIN

Dharani, Najma. 2019. Field guide to common trees & shrubs of east Africa. QK402 .D53 2019 MAIN

Frank, Beatrice, Jenny A. Glikman, and Silvio Marchini (eds.). 2019. Human-wildlife interactions : turning conflict into coexistence. QH75 .H855 2019 MAIN

Garza, John Carlos. 2019. The genomic bases of ecotypic differentiation in Pacific salmonids [videorecording]. ICR SEMINAR SERIES

Kamei, Ken-ichiro. 2019. Recapitulation of the cellular microenvironments : towards re-creation of living systems into a chip [videorecording]. ICR SEMINAR SERIES

Swaminathan, M.S., and S.L. Kochhar. 2019. Major flowering trees of tropical gardens. QK475 .S93 2019 MAIN

Ulian, Tiziana, et al. (eds.). 2019. Wild plants for a sustainable future : 110 multipurpose species. QK86 .A1 W55 2019 MAIN

Williams, Candace. 2019. Microbial contributions to endangered species conservation [videorecording]. ICR SEMINAR SERIES

What Are We Reading?

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

What Are We Writing?

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

Chock RY, Grether GF, Shier DM. 2019. Cache pilfering in a granivore guild: Implications for reintroduction management. The Journal of Wildlife Management. 83(7):1607–1616. doi:10.1002/jwmg.21736

Correia RA, Minin ED, Jarić I, Jepson P, Ladle R, Mittermeier J, Roll U, Soriano‐Redondo A, Veríssimo D. 2019. Inferring public interest from search engine data requires caution. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 17(5):254–255. doi:10.1002/fee.2048.

Eppley TM. 2019. Evidence of spatiotemporal planning in a panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis) on the Masoala Peninsula, Madagascar. Herpetology Notes. 12:909–911. PDF

Frank B, Glikman JA, Marchini S, editors. Human–Wildlife Interactions: Turning Conflict into Coexistence. 1st ed. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. 456 p. 

Martin-Wintle MS, Kersey DC, Wintle NJP, Aitken-Palmer C, Owen MA, Swaisgood RR. 2019. Comprehensive Breeding Techniques for the Giant Panda. In: Comizzoli P, Brown JL, Holt WV, editors. Reproductive Sciences in Animal Conservation. Cham: Springer International Publishing. (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology). p. 275–308. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-23633-5_10

O’Connor D, Stacy‐Dawes J, A. Muneza, J. Fennessy, K. Gobush, M.J. Chase, M.B. Brown, C. Bracis, P. Elkan, A.R. Zaberirou, T. Rabeil, D. Rubenstein, M.S. Becker, S. Phillips, J.A. Stabach, P. Leimgruber, J.A. Glikman, K. Ruppert, S. Masiaine, and T. Mueller. 2019 Aug 6. Updated geographic range maps for giraffe, Giraffa spp., throughout sub‐Saharan Africa, and implications of changing distributions for conservation. Mam Rev.:mam.12165. doi:10.1111/mam.12165

Verissimo D, Tully B, Douglas LR. 2019. Conservation marketing as a tool to promote human-wildlife coexistence. In: Frank B, Glikman JA, Marchini S, editors. Human–Wildlife Interactions: Turning Conflict into Coexistence. 1st ed. Cambridge University Press. p. 335–358. doi:10.1017/9781108235730.019

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"Pop-Up" Library Visits You!

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