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Obscurity, Oddity, and Icon: The Emergence of the Giant Panda as Animal and Image

E. Elena Songster

in Panda Nation: The Construction and Conservation of China's Modern Icon

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780199393671
eISBN:
9780199393701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199393671.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

With the benefit of scientific studies, popular media, and zoo displays, this chapter traces the transformation of the giant panda from an unknown animal to a national treasure. Prior to the ... More


A Global Icon for Nature in the Human-Dominated World

Vanessa Hull and Jianguo Liu

in Pandas and People: Coupling Human and Natural Systems for Sustainability

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198703549
eISBN:
9780191820700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703549.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The giant panda is one of the world’s most well-known endangered species. This chapter explores impacts of pandas on people, impacts of people on pandas, and pandas–people feedbacks, topics which ... More


Comparative Ecology of Giant Pandas in the Five Mountain Ranges of Their Distribution in China

Jinchu Hu and Fuwen Wei

in Giant Pandas: Biology and Conservation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238671
eISBN:
9780520930162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238671.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter explores the ecological similarities and differences in giant pandas among the Qinling, Minshan, Qionglai, Xiangling, and Liangshan mountains in terms of their habitat requirements, ... More


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

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

in Giant Pandas: Biology and Conservation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238671
eISBN:
9780520930162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238671.003.0022
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter presents a study of coexistence between giant pandas and red pandas (Ailurus fulgens). It also determines what resource and habitat characteristics were used by the pandas and whether ... More


Pandas in the Anthropocene: Japan’s “Panda Boom” and the Limits of Ecological Modernity

Ian Jared Miller

in The Nature of the Beasts: Empire and Exhibition at the Tokyo Imperial Zoo

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520271869
eISBN:
9780520952102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271869.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter considers the conflicted status of wild animals in postwar Japan, at once objects of intense cultural and scientific attention and subject to relentless ecological marginalization. This ... More


Chemical Communication in Giant Pandas: Experimentation and Application

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

in Giant Pandas: Biology and Conservation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238671
eISBN:
9780520930162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238671.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter reviews the recent studies revealing the role of chemical communication in regulating many giant-panda interactions. The identity of marking individuals, their sex and reproductive ... More


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

in Giant Pandas: Biology and Conservation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238671
eISBN:
9780520930162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238671.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter addresses the dietary and nutritional information initially reported by Schaller et al. for giant pandas from Wolong. Captive feeding demonstrates that pandas may be capable of more ... More


Biomedical Survey of Captive Giant Pandas: A Catalyst for Conservation Partnerships in China

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

in Giant Pandas: Biology and Conservation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238671
eISBN:
9780520930162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238671.003.0031
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter reviews the major findings from a three-year biomedical survey of China's captive population of giant pandas. Nutrition and nutrient status play essential roles in all aspects of an ... More


Giant Pandas: Biology and Conservation

Donald Lindburg (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238671
eISBN:
9780520930162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238671.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

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 ... More


Pandas–People Coexistence and Competition

Vanessa Hull, Jindong Zhang, Wei Liu, Jinyan Huang, Shiqiang Zhou, Scott Bearer, Weihua Xu, Mao-Ning Tuanmu, Andrés Viña, Hemin Zhang, Zhiyun Ouyang, and Jianguo Liu

in Pandas and People: Coupling Human and Natural Systems for Sustainability

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198703549
eISBN:
9780191820700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703549.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Humans have interacted with wildlife in diverse ways, ranging from coexistence to competition. This chapter explores the ways in which interdisciplinary research has revealed novel insights into the ... More


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

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

in Giant Pandas: Biology and Conservation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238671
eISBN:
9780520930162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238671.003.0018
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter reports that radiotelemetry was used in Foping Nature Reserve to confirm the existence of the pandas' seasonal ranges and the characteristics of the habitat in each, as well as the ... More


Introduction: A New Dawning for Giant Pandas?

Donald Lindburg and Karen Baragona

in Giant Pandas: Biology and Conservation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238671
eISBN:
9780520930162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238671.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This book is the proceedings of the Panda 2000 conference, an event that brought together scientists and conservationists selected as participants on the basis of the skill and cogency of their ... More


Future Survival of Giant Pandas in the Qinling Mountains of China

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

in Giant Pandas: Biology and Conservation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238671
eISBN:
9780520930162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238671.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter highlights the conservation in addressing the prospects for long-term survival of giant pandas. It is stated that if natural and social environmental conditions in the larger area of ... More


Applying Methods from Local to Regional Scales

Andrés Viña, Weihua Xu, Zhiyun Ouyang, and Jianguo Liu

in Pandas and People: Coupling Human and Natural Systems for Sustainability

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198703549
eISBN:
9780191820700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703549.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

To demonstrate the utility of methods developed at local scales in the analyses at regional scales, novel panda habitat models developed for the model system of Wolong Nature Reserve were applied to ... More


A New Paradigm for Panda Research and Conservation: Integrating Ecology with Human Demographics, Behavior, and Socioeconomics

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

in Giant Pandas: Biology and Conservation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238671
eISBN:
9780520930162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238671.003.0025
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter proposes a general framework that integrates panda ecology with human demography, socioeconomics, and behavior, and applies it to Wolong Nature Reserve. It summarizes some methods and ... More


Conclusion: Consensus And Challenge: The Giant Panda’S Day Is Now

Donald Lindburg and Karen Baragona

in Giant Pandas: Biology and Conservation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238671
eISBN:
9780520930162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238671.003.0034
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

The book's theme—the intertwined strands of biological study on the one hand and conservation action on the other—derives from the latest findings from field and laboratory, and shows their ... More


Reproduction in Giant Pandas: Hormones and Behavior

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.

in Giant Pandas: Biology and Conservation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238671
eISBN:
9780520930162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238671.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter investigates the behavioral factors linked with reproductive failure in a captive population housed at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding and the Chengdu Zoo. It is found ... More


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

in Giant Pandas: Biology and Conservation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238671
eISBN:
9780520930162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238671.003.0020
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter introduces a novel mapping approach that integrates expert system and neural learning techniques, remote sensing, ground survey, and radio tracking data together within a geographic ... More


Biological Framework for Evaluating Future Efforts in Giant Panda Conservation

Eric Dinerstein, Colby Loucks, and Zhi Lü

in Giant Pandas: Biology and Conservation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238671
eISBN:
9780520930162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238671.003.0027
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter develops the thesis that populations of pandas must be managed at a landscape scale which includes core areas of protection, buffer zones, dispersal corridors, and other forested tracts. ... More


Introduction

E. Elena Songster

in Panda Nation: The Construction and Conservation of China's Modern Icon

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780199393671
eISBN:
9780199393701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199393671.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Panda Nation examines the giant panda and its fascinating qualities as an animal while tracing the story of its rise from obscurity to global prominence as a symbol of nature and the nation of China. ... More


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