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2019 Highlights
Enabled access to 21,566 journal articles and over 3,000 books and eBooks

Over 8,000 searches run in our specialized databases

Over 9,300 articles read by 526 Zoo & Conservation News subscribers, representing 42 organizations in 7 countries
SDZG Library website had over 4,900 visitors and 12,400 page views
Over 50,000 visitors used our Animal Fact Sheets, which had over 130,000 page views; published nine new Animal Fact Sheets.

January 2020

EBSCO eBook Technical Difficulties
Top 12 eBooks of 2019
Journal Updates: Entomological Society of America
Snapshots from the Stacks
Book of the Month: Extraordinary Insects
New Books & DVDs
What Are We Reading?
What Are We Writing?

Have you seen this error message lately?

Our EBSCO ebooks, including such popular resources as Fowler's Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine Current Therapy, have been unavailable since November 2019. Thanks for your patience while our IT team continues working to resolve the issue. 

Top 12 eBooks of 2019

 The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life II. 2016. Arthur N. Popper and Anthony Hawkins, editors.

Neuroscience in the 21st Century. 2016. Donald W. Pfaff and Nora D. Volkow, editors.

Diseases of Amphibians and Reptiles. 1984. Gerald L. Hoff, Frederic L. Frye, and Elliott R. Jacobson, editors.

Coastal World Heritage Sites. 2019. Vanda Claudino-Sales.

Primates : The Road to Self-Sustaining Populations. 1986. Kurt Benirschke, editor.

Effects of Atmospheric Pollutants on Forests, Wetlands and Agricultural Ecosystems. 1987. T. C. Hutchinson and K. M. Meema, editors.

Ethnoprimatology. 2016. Michel T.  Waller, editor.

Reproductive Sciences in Animal Conservation. 2019. Pierre Comizzoli, Janine L. Brown, and William V. Holt, editors.

Microbial Endocrinology: The Microbiota-Gut-Brain Axis in Health and Disease. 2014. Mark Lyte and John F. Cryan, editors.

Creative Conservation. 1994. P. J. S. Olney, G. M. Mace, and A. T. C. Feistner, editors.

Diseases of Wild Waterfowl. 1997. Gary A. Wobeser.

Plant Cell Culture Protocols. 2018. Víctor M. Loyola-Vargas and Neftalí Ochoa-Alejo, editors.


Entomological Society of America Journals

Now available through our BioOne Complete subscription:

Annals of the Entomological Society of America
v.93 – Current
Environmental Entomology
v.29 – Current
Journal of Economic Entomology
v.93 – Current
Journal of Medical Entomology
v.37 – Current

Snapshots from the Stacks

Ever wonder about the usual and unusual things that happen in your very own library? Welcome to our new series, Snapshots from the Stacks. Discover unexpected ways your colleagues are using the SDZG Library to boost productivity and nurture creativity!

The SDZG Library makes a great filming location, especially if you need a set that looks like a library!
Last month, San Diego Zoo Kids filmed here.  Our Human Resources department also stopped by to capture footage for New Employee Orientation. 

And that's a wrap! Tune in next month for more.

Book of the Month

Extraordinary Insects

Extraordinary Insects
Weird. Wonderful. Indispensible. The ones who run our world.

By Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson (2019)

Insects influence our ecosystem like a ripple effect on water. They arrived when life first moved to dry land, they preceded – and survived – the dinosaurs, they outnumber the grains of sand on all the world’s beaches, and they will be here long after us.

Working quietly but tirelessly, they give us food, uphold our ecosystems, can heal our wounds and even digest plastic. They could also provide us with new solutions to the antibiotics crisis, assist in disaster zones and inspire airforce engineers with their flying techniques.

But their private lives are also full of fun, intrigue and wonder. Here, we will discover life and death, drama and dreams, all on a millimetric scale. Like it or not, Earth is the planet of insects, and this is their extraordinary story. —Publisher.

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New Books & DVDs

Bellani, Giovanni G. 2020. Felines of the world : discoveries in taxonomic classification and history. QL737 .C23 B453 2020 MAIN

Conner, Cindy. 2014. Seed libraries : and other means of keeping seeds in the hands of the people. QK80 .C66 2014 MAIN

Fraser, Ian, and Jeannie Gray. 2019. Australian bird names : origins and meanings. QL677 .F73 2019 MAIN

Howorth, Paige. 2019. Conservation of the smaller majority at San Diego Zoo Global [videorecording]. ICR SEMINAR SERIES

Lemieux, A. M. (ed.). 2014. Situational prevention of poaching. SK591 .L46 2014 MAIN

Martin, Graham. 2017. The sensory ecology of birds. QL698 .M37 2017 MAIN

Merchant, Nilofer. 2017. The power of onlyness : make your wild ideas mighty enough to dent the world. HF5549.5 .M63 M47 2017 MAIN

Minteer, Ben A. 2019. The fall of the wild : extinction, de-extinction, and the ethics of conservation. QH75 .M56 2019 MAIN

Moreto, William D., and Stephen F. Pires. 2018. Wildlife crime : an environmental criminology and crime science perspective. SK591 .M67 2018 MAIN

Owen T. Nevin et al. (eds.). 2019. The bear : culture, nature, heritage. QL737 .C27 B44 2019 MAIN

Palmer, Rob. 2019. The world of burrowing owls : a photographic essay exploring their behaviors & beauty. QL696 .S83 P35 2019 MAIN

Pedrono, Miguel. 2018. Twilight of the Angonoka : biology and conservation of the world's rarest tortoise. QL666 .C584 P43 2018 MAIN

Petrossian, Gohar A. 2019. The last fish swimming : the global crime of illegal fishing. SK591 .P48 2019 MAIN

Powys, Anne. 2019. Wild flowers of Kenya & Northern Tanzania. QK402 .P69 2019 MAIN

Simpson, Michael G. 2019. Plant systematics [3rd ed.]. QK95 .S566 2019 MAIN

Sverdrup-Thygeson, Anne. 2019. Extraordinary insects : weird, wonderful, indispensable, the ones who run our world. QL463 .S94 2019 MAIN

Walsh, Bruce, Michael Lynch. 2018. Evolution and selection of quantitative traits. QH390 .W35 2018 MAIN

Wilson, John W., and Richard B. Primack. 2019. Conservation biology in sub-Saharan Africa. QH75 .W55 2019 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?

A sample of recent SDZG staff publications...

Chock RY, McCullough Hennessy S, Wang TB, Gray E, Shier DM. 2020. A multi-model approach to guide habitat conservation and restoration for the endangered San Bernardino kangaroo rat. Global Ecology and Conservation. 21:e00881. doi:10.1016/j.gecco.2019.e00881

Consorte-McCrea A, Fernandez A, Bainbridge A, Moss A, Prévot A-C, Clayton S, Glikman JA, Johansson M, López-Bao JV, Bath A, et al. 2019. Large carnivores and zoos as catalysts for engaging the public in the protection of biodiversity. Nature Conservation. 37:133–150. doi:10.3897/natureconservation.37.39501

Demartsev V, Gordon N, Barocas A, Bar‐Ziv E, Ilany T, Goll Y, Ilany A, Geffen E. 2019. The “Law of Brevity” in animal communication: Sex-specific signaling optimization is determined by call amplitude rather than duration. Evolution Letters. 3(6):623–634. doi:10.1002/evl3.147

Demartsev V, Kershenbaum A, Ilany A, Barocas A, Weissman Y, Koren L, Geffen E. 2019. Lifetime changes in vocal syntactic complexity of rock hyrax males are determined by social class. Animal Behaviour. 153:151–158. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2019.05.011

Goldenberg SZ, Wittemyer G. 2019. Elephant behavior toward the dead: A review and insights from field observations. Primates. doi:10.1007/s10329-019-00766-5

Greggor AL, Masuda B, Flanagan AM, Swaisgood RR. 2020. Age-related patterns of neophobia in an endangered island crow: implications for conservation and natural history. Animal Behaviour. 160:61–68. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2019.12.002

Koren L, Weissman Y, Schnitzer I, Beukeboom R, Bar Ziv E, Demartsev V, Barocas A, Ilany A, Geffen E. 2019. Sexually opposite effects of testosterone on mating success in wild rock hyrax. Behav Ecol. 30(6):1611–1617. doi:10.1093/beheco/arz125

Martin‐Wintle MS, Wintle NJP, Díez‐León M, Swaisgood RR, Asa CS. 2019. Improving the sustainability of ex situ populations with mate choice. Zoo Biology. 38(1):119–132. doi:10.1002/zoo.21450

Pennington PM, Marshall KL, Capiro JM, Howard L, Durrant BS. 2019. Pregnancies following long luteal phases in southern white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum simum). Zoo Biology. doi:10.1002/zoo.21529

Swaisgood RR, Greggor AL. 2019. Applications of animal behavior to conservation. In: Choe J, editor. Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior. Vol. 1. 2nd ed. Oxford, UK: Academic Press. p. 220–229. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-809633-8.90027-X

Swaisgood RR, Montagne J-P, Lenihan CM, Wisinski CL, Nordstrom LA, Shier DM. 2019. Capturing pests and releasing ecosystem engineers: translocation of common but diminished species to re-establish ecological roles. Animal Conservation. 22(6):600–610. doi:10.1111/acv.12509

Williams CL, Caraballo-Rodríguez AM, Allaband C, Zarrinpar A, Knight R, Gauglitz JM. 2018. Wildlife-microbiome interactions and disease: exploring opportunities for disease mitigation across ecological scales. Drug Discovery Today: Disease Models. 28:105–115. doi:10.1016/j.ddmod.2019.08.012

Zhou W, Nie Y, Swaisgood RR, Li Y, Liu D, Wei F. 2019. Ecological context influences scent-marking behavior in the giant panda. Journal of Zoology. 309(3):191–199. doi:10.1111/jzo.12711

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