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Giant Pandas: Biology and Conservation

Donald Lindburg


The much-loved giant panda, a secretive denizen of the dense bamboo forests of western China, has become an icon worldwide of progress in conservation and research. This book, written by an international team of scientists and conservationists including Chinese researchers whose work has not previously been available in English, tells the story of how the giant panda returned from the brink of extinction. It presents current panda research and places the species in its biological, ecological, and political contexts. More than a progress report on a highly endangered species, the book details t ... More

Keywords: giant panda, bamboo forests, western China, conservation, extinction, highly endangered species, panda research, international cooperation, buffer zones, multiple-use areas

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Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780520238671
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520238671.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Donald Lindburg, editor

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Donald Lindburg, and Karen Baragona

1 Phylogenetic Position of the Giant Panda

Emonds Olaf R. P. Bininda

5 Future Survival of Giant Pandas in the Qinling Mountains of China

Wenshi Pan, Yu Long, Dajun Wang, Hao Wang, Zhi Lü, and Xiaojian Zhu

6 Nutritional Strategy of Giant Pandas in the Qinling Mountains of China

Yu Long, Zhi Lü, Dajun Wang, Xiaojian Zhu, Hao Wang, Yingyi Zhang, and Wenshi Pan

Brief Report 6.1: Spatial Memory in the Giant Panda

Loraine R. Tarou, Rebecca J. Snyder, and Terry L. Maple

7 Chemical Communication in Giant Pandas

Ronald R. Swaisgood, Donald Lindburg, Angela M. White, Hemin Zhang, and Xiaoping Zhou

8 Reproduction in Giant Pandas

Snyder Rebecca J., Lawson Dwight P., Zhang Anju, Zhang Zhihe, Luo Lan, Zhong Wei, Huang Xianming, Czekala Nancy M., Bloomsmith Mollie A., Forthman Debra L., and Maple Terry L.

Brief Report 9.1: Using Dna from Panda Fecal Matter to Study Wild-Living Populations

Zhang Yunwu, Zhang Hemin, Ryder Oliver A., and Zhang Yaping

10 Giant Panda Migration and Habitat Utilization in Foping Nature Reserve, China

Yange Yong, Xuehua Liu, Tiejun Wang, Skidmore Andrew K., and Prins Herbert H.

11 Mapping Habitat Suitability for Giant Pandas in Foping Nature Reserve, China

Liu Xuehua, Bronsveld M. C., Andrew K. Skidmore, Wang Tiejun, Dang Gaodi, and Yong Yange

Panel Report 11.1: Restoring Giant Panda Habitat

Zhu Chunquan, and Zhiyun Ouyang

12 Sympatry of Giant and Red Pandas on Yele Natural Reserve, China

Fuwen Wei, Li Ming, Zuojian Feng, Zuwang Wang, and Hu Jinchu

13 Balancing Panda and Human Needs for Bamboo Shoots in Mabian Nature Reserve, China

Fuwen Wei, Guang Yang, Hu Jinchu, and Steringham Stephen

14 A New Paradigm for Panda Research and Conservation

Jianguo Liu, Zhiyun Ouyang, Hemin Zhang, Marc Linderman, Li An, Scott Bearer, and Guangming He

Panel Report 16.1: Reintroduction of Giant Pandas

Sue Mainka, Wenshi Pan, Kleiman Devra, and Zhi Lü

17 Biomedical Survey of Captive Giant Pandas

Susie Ellis, Anju Zhang, Hemin Zhang, Jinguo Zhang, Zhihe Zhang, Mabel Lam, Mark Edwards, JoGayle Howard, Donald Janssen, Eric Miller, and David Wildt

Brief Report 17.1: Conservation Education Initiatives in China

Sarah M. Bexell, Lan Luo, Yan Hu, Terry L. Maple, Rita McManamon, Zhang Anju, Zhang Zhihe, Fei Li Song, and Tian Yuzhong


Donald Lindburg, and Karen Baragona