Students' Dictionary of Zoo and Aquarium Studies
This Students' Dictionary of Zoo and Aquarium Studies contains over 5,000 terms (illustrated by 88 figures) used in zoos, aquariums, safari parks, birds of prey centers, petting zoos, animal rescue centers and other facilities that make up the "zoo industry." It covers a wide range of topics including animal behavior, animal husbandry, animal welfare, ecology, law, taxonomy, classification, nutrition, parasitology, physiology, reproduction, experimental design, statistics, veterinary science, disease, visitor studies, water management, wildlife conservation and zoo design and architecture. It should be of great interest to those studying zoo biology, animal management, veterinary science and related subjects along with zookeepers and aquarists in the early stages of their careers.
Dr. Paul Rees has a long-standing interest in animals and in zoos. He has taught a wide range of subjects including ecology, animal behavior, zoo biology, and wildlife and zoo law. While lecturing at the University of Salford he created the first undergraduate program in Wildlife Conservation and Zoo Biology in the United Kingdom and over a period of some 20 years was an external examiner for BSc and MSc programs in zoo biology and wildlife conservation at the Universities of Edinburgh, Chester, Staffordshire, Wolverhampton, Gloucestershire and Nottingham Trent University. Dr. Rees has published research on the large mammal fauna of Ngorongor Crater, Tanzania, the ecology and behavior of elephants and cheetahs living in zoos, and the laws concerning wildlife reintroductions and the regulation of zoos.