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February 2019

Make Valentine's Day Extra Sweet ...
Research4Life: Access to Scientific Literature
Book of the Month: Revolutionary Genius of Plants
New Books & DVDs
What Are We Reading?
What Are We Writing?

Make Valentine's Day Extra Sweet ...

by returning or renewing your overdue SDZG Library books!  What we really love is helping team members find the information they need to do their best work, provide opportunities to thrive, and help end extinction. Show you care by returning your overdue library books and DVDs.

We love to see these resources get used, returned, and reused. And we would love not to send you an overdue library book notice. Please return or renew today.

If you have received an overdue notice, books can be returned in person or by interoffice mail to Library - Beckman Center. To renew, email or call 760.747.8702 x5736.

♥   ♥   ♥   ♥   ♥   ♥   Thank you!   ♥   ♥   ♥   ♥   ♥   ♥


Access to Scientific Literature for Developing Countries

Access to high-quality scholarly literature is amazingly expensive in today's publishing world. How can researchers in developing countries get the information they need to succeed? This question is especially important to San Diego Zoo Global as we nurture and expand our collaborations with conservation organizations around the world.

Research4Life came up with a brilliant answer. This initiative provides free or low-cost digital access to peer-reviewed content in five areas: health, agriculture, environment, development and Innovation, and global justice. Low-income countries (Group A), such as Kenya, Madagascar, and Papua New Guinea, can sign up for full access with no fees. Middle-income (Group B) countries, such as Guatemala, Uzbekistan, and Fiji, are offered a low-cost option.

To date, researchers at 8900+ institutions in 120+ low- and middle-income countries have been granted access to 90,000 journals and books at little or no cost. The Research4Life Training Portal also offers lessons in scientific writing, reference management, and communication skills.

We encourage you to share this information with all of our partner organizations and colleagues from developing regions. It's really an amazing opportunity!

Book of the Month

The Revolutionary Genius of Plants : A New Understanding of Plant Intelligence and Behavior


By Stefano Mancuso (2018)

Stefano Mancuso, one of the world's foremost experts on plant neurobiology, reveals the surprisingly sophisticated ability of plants to innovate, to remember, and to learn, highlighting the creative solutions plants offer to the most vexing technological and ecological problems that face us today.

Despite not having brains or central nervous systems, plants perceive their surroundings with an even greater sensitivity than animals. They efficiently explore and react promptly to potentially damaging external events thanks to their cooperative, shared systems; without any central command centers, they are able to remember prior catastrophic events and to actively adapt to new ones.

Making the complicated science of plants wonderfully accessible, The Revolutionary Genius of Plants opens our minds to a new understanding of life on earth.. —Dust jacket.

Request the Book of the Month

New Books & DVDs

Hoskins, Adrian. 2016. 1,000 butterflies : an illustrated guide to the world's most beautiful butterflies, featuring all the families, subfamilies, tribes and major genera. QL542 .H67 2016 MAIN

Leidner, Alison K., et al. (eds.) 2018. Satellite remote sensing for conservation action : case studies from aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems / QH541.15 .S72 S28 2018 MAIN

MacQuarrie, Kim. 1998. El paraíso amazónico del Perú : Manu, Parque Nacional y Reserva de la Biosfera = Peru's Amazonian Eden : Manu National Park and Biosphere Reserve. QH128 .M33 1998 MAIN

Mancuso, Stefano. 2018. The revolutionary genius of plants : a new understanding of plant intelligence and behavior. QK711.2 .M36 2018 MAIN

Norsworthy, Gary D. (ed.). 2019. The feline patient [5th ed.]. SF985 .F46 2019 HARTER HOSP

University of California Integrated Pest Management Program. 2016. The safe and effective use of pesticides. QK80 .S24 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 staff publications. Please send us your citations for the next newsletter!

Berger-Tal O, Greggor AL, Macura B, Adams CA, Blumenthal A, et al. 2018. Systematic evidence synthesis as part of a larger process: a response to comments on Berger-Tal et al. Behav Ecol. doi:10.1093/beheco/ary163

Donati G, Eppley TM, Ralison J, Youssouf J, Ganzhorn JU. 2019. Lemurs in mangroves and other flooded habitats. In: Barnett AA, Matsuda I, Nowak, editors. Primates in Flooded Habitats: Ecology and Conservation. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. p. 29–32.

Abwe EE, Morgan BJ, Tchiengue B, Kentatchime F, Doudja R, et al. 2019. Habitat differentiation among three Nigeria–Cameroon chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes ellioti) populations. Ecology and Evolution. doi:10.1002/ece3.4871

Maschinski J, Possley J, Lange J, Monsegur Rivera OA, Heineman KD. 2018. Evaluating seed banking capacity and propagation potential of endangered Sierra Bermeja grasses: Aristida chaseae and Aristida portoricensis. Caribbean Naturalist. Special Issue No. 2:76–89.

Mfossa D, Abwe E, Morgan B. 2018. Clubs des Amis des Gorilles in the Ebo forest, Cameroon. Gorilla Journal. 57:13–17. Open access.

Serio-Silva JC, Ramirez-Julian R, Eppley TM, Chapman CA. 2019. Terrestrial locomotion and other adaptive behaviors in howler monkeys (Alouatta pigra) living in forest fragments. In: Reyna R, Chapman CA, editors. Movement ecology of neotropical forest mammals. New York: Springer Nature. p. 125–140.

Zhou W, Nie Y, Hu Y, Swaisgood RR, Zhang Y, Liu D, Wei F. 2019. Seasonal and reproductive variation in chemical constituents of scent signals in wild giant pandas. Sci China Life Sci. doi:10.1007/s11427-018-9388-9

San Diego Zoo Global Library

Contact Us

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The San Diego Zoo Global Library is open to staff and volunteers. Please call before making a special trip, as we occasionally need to step out of the Library.

Hours & Location

M-F, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Beckman Center, 15600 San Pasqual Valley Rd., Escondido, CA 92027

"Pop-Up" Library Visits You!

Park Employee Lounge
Tuesday, February 26
   9:30 am - 12:30 pm

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Friday, February 15
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Wednesday, February 13
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