SIA Acc. 17-051, National Zoological Park (U.S.) Center for Conservation and Evolutionary Genetics, Animal Research Records, 1964-2014

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Summary

This accession consists of records documenting the research activities and professional files of National Zoological Park (NZP) research scientist and population manager, Dr. Jonathon D. Ballou. Dr. Ballou's research for the NZP Center for Conservation and Evolutionary Genetics, and its predecessors, the Office of Zoological Research (circa 1973-1982), the Department of Zoological Research and Education (1984-1985), the Department of Zoological Research (1986-2000), and the Department of Conservation Biology (2001-2003), primarily consisted of captive breeding techniques; population management and viability analysis; conservation genetics; and the formulation of reintroduction plans for endangered species. Additional materials concern the development of database software for the management of animal pedigree data; the administration of research activities; and involvement in professional activities. Topics documented within this accession include the conservation of the golden lion tamarin, the black-footed ferret; the Florida panther, and the giant panda. Materials include research data and analysis; lecture notes; clippings; brochures; studbooks; correspondence and memoranda; photographic slides and other images; meeting notes and agendas; budget files; and other related materials. Some materials are in electronic format. Some materials predate Ballou's tenure.

Creator

National Zoological Park (U.S.) Center for Conservation and Evolutionary Genetics

Subject

  • Ballou, J. D (Jonathan D.)
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.) Department of Zoological Research
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.) Department of Zoological Research and Education
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.) Office of Zoological Research

Notes

  • Folder List in accession file.
  • Electronic List in accession file.
  • For a description of the record series of which these materials form a part, refer to the "Forms part of" above.

Organization

Unarranged

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520

Date

  • 1964
  • 1964-2014

Topic

  • Animals
  • Black-footed ferret
  • Wildlife reintroduction
  • Zoology
  • Animal populations
  • Golden lion tamarin
  • Animal pedigrees
  • Wildlife
  • Study and teaching
  • Computer software
  • Development
  • Black lion tamarin
  • Zoos
  • Budget
  • Habitat conservation
  • Data proccessing
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • Endangered ecosystems
  • Genetics
  • Breeding
  • Giant panda
  • Conservation biology
  • Population viability analysis
  • Florida panther
  • Endangered species
  • Wildlife conservation
  • Zoo animals
  • Zoology--Research
  • Zoology--Study and teaching
  • Genetics--Research
  • Giant panda--Breeding
  • Computer software--Development
  • Database management

Form/Genre

  • Clippings
  • Collection descriptions
  • Manuscripts
  • Brochures
  • Floppy disks
  • Electronic records
  • Compact discs
  • Black-and-white transparencies
  • Color transparencies
  • Color photographs

Local number

SIA Acc. 17-051

Physical description

12.5 cu. ft. (12 record storage boxes) (1 document box)