Reptile Ecology and Conservation

Reptile Ecology and Conservation

This practical handbook of reptile field ecology and conservation brings together a distinguished, international group of reptile researchers to provide a state-of-the-art review of the many new and exciting techniques used to study ...

Author: C. Kenneth Dodd

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198726135

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This practical handbook of reptile field ecology and conservation brings together a distinguished, international group of reptile researchers to provide a state-of-the-art review of the many new and exciting techniques used to study reptiles. The authors describe ecological sampling techniques and how they are implemented to monitor the conservation status and population trends of snakes, lizards, tuatara, turtles, and crocodilians throughout the world. Emphasis is placed on the extent of statistical inference and the biases associated with different techniques and analyses. The chapters focus on the application of field research and data analysis for achieving an understanding of reptile life history, population dynamics, movement patterns, thermal ecology, conservation status, and the relationship between reptiles and their environment. The book emphasises the need for thorough planning, and demonstrates how a multi-dimensional approach incorporates information related to morphology, genetics, molecular biology, epidemiology, statistical modelling, animal welfare, and biosecurity. Although accentuating field sampling, sections on experimental applications in laboratories and zoos, thermal ecology, genetics, landscape ecology, disease and biosecurity, and management options are included. Much of this information is scattered in the scientific literature or not readily available, and the intention is to provide an affordable, comprehensive synthesis for use by graduate students, researchers, and practising conservationists worldwide.
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Amphibian Ecology and Conservation

Amphibian Ecology and Conservation

Describes the latest methodologies used to study the ecology of amphibians throughout the world. Each of the 27 chapters explains a research approach or technique, with emphasis on careful planning and the potential biases of techniques.

Author: C. Kenneth Dodd

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199541195

Category: Nature

Page: 556

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This practical manual of amphibian ecology and conservation brings together a distinguished, international group of amphibian researchers to provide a state-of-the-art review of the many new and exciting techniques used to study amphibians and to track their conservation status and population trends. The integration of ecology and conservation is a natural outcome of the types of questions posed by these disciplines: how amphibians can and should be sampled, marked, and followed through time; how abundance and population trends are measured; what are the robust statistical methods that can be used in ecology and conservation; what roles do amphibians play in community structure and function; how do animals function in their environment; and what affects the long-term persistence of species assemblages? Although emphasizing field ecology, sections on physiological ecology, genetics, landscape ecology, and disease analysis are also included. The book describes the latest statistical approaches in amphibian field ecology and conservation, as well as the use of models in interpreting field research. Much of this information is scattered in the scientific literature or not readily available, and the intention is to provide an affordable, comprehensive synthesis for use by graduate students, researchers, and practising conservationists worldwide.
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The Ecology and Conservation of Amphibian and Reptile Species Endangered in Britain

The Ecology and Conservation of Amphibian and Reptile Species Endangered in Britain

Conservation and management of Britain ' s reptiles based on their ecological
and behavioural requirements : a progress report . Biol . Conserv . ... Biology ,
general ecology , and behaviour of the snake Coronella austriaca . Biol . J . Linn .

Author: Nature Conservancy Council (Great Britain). Wildlife Advisory Branch

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015012610062

Category: Amphibians

Page: 93

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Amphibians and reptiles

Amphibians and reptiles

Ecology. and. conservation. Ecology is a wide-ranging discipline that includes
the study of animal behaviour, ... Reviews of amphibian and reptile ecology are
provided by Wells (2007), Reilly, McBrayer and Miles (2007) and Mullin and
Seigel ...

Author: Trevor Beebee

Publisher: Pelagic Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781907807480

Category: Nature

Page: 170

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A comprehensive guide to the native and non-native species of amphibian and reptile found in the British Isles. It covers the biology, ecology, conservation and identification of the British herpetofauna, and provides keys to adults and young.
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Faunal Ecology and Conservation of the Great Indian Desert

Faunal Ecology and Conservation of the Great Indian Desert

Reptiles. in. the. Aravalli. Foothills. of. Rajasthan. S. Gaur Abstract The Aravalli
Range is the line of demarcation in Rajasthan between the rain-fed and the rain-
shadow areas. Thus, ecological conditions differ strongly between these areas.

Author: C. Sivaperuman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540874096

Category: Science

Page: 222

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The Great Indian Desert is characterized by harsh climatic conditions and different habitats, from grassland to abandoned human habitations. This book examines the regional climate and microclimatic regime of this desert and its diverse faunal inhabitants.
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Snakes

Snakes

In the first book on snakes written with a focus on conservation, editors Stephen J. Mullin and Richard A. Seigel bring together leading herpetologists to review and synthesize the ecology, conservation, and management of snakes worldwide.

Author: Stephen J. Mullin

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801445651

Category: Nature

Page: 365

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In the first book on snakes written with a focus on conservation, editors Stephen J. Mullin and Richard A. Seigel bring together leading herpetologists to review and synthesize the ecology, conservation, and management of snakes worldwide.
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Current Therapy in Reptile Medicine and Surgery E Book

Current Therapy in Reptile Medicine and Surgery   E Book

REPTILE. CONSERVATION. Veterinarians play an important role in biodiversity
conservation.1 Veterinarians with ... satellite transmitters has become a routine
part of many reptile ecology studies (Figure 27-3).13,14 Such transmitters can be
 ...

Author: Douglas R. Mader

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323242936

Category: Medical

Page: 488

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Current Therapy in Reptile Medicine and Surgery is a valuable reference that emphasizes topics of real clinical relevance in reptile and amphibian medicine. With details on therapeutic regimens, this text also features coverage of infectious diseases, anesthesia, surgery, and advances in biology and conservation. Colorful illustrations showcase exotic animals, and numerous tables and figures provide quick access to essential information. "This is a great book for anyone interested in herptile medicine and surgery, worth every penny and I am sure will go on to become a regular series." Reviewed by: Jonathan Cracknell. Date: 25/07/2014 Selected topics of real clinical significance from the latest veterinary scientific literature explore today’s reptile and amphibian practice. A discussion of the most current theory and practical applications of diagnostic endoscopy in reptiles provides insight into minimally-invasive endoscopic procedures, including biopsy techniques. Expert contributors combine forces to bring you the most cutting-edge information available, offering authoritative and sometimes controversial opinions in particular areas. Expert contributors offer the most current thoughts on diagnosing new and emerging diseases, including a thorough review of molecular diagnostics. The latest therapeutics are discussed, and the most up-to-date formulary and library of normal clinical pathology values is provided. The most current and comprehensive discussion of amphibian medicine in print in the last decade!
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Ecology and Conservation of the San Pedro River

Ecology and Conservation of the San Pedro River

PHILIP C. ROSEN Reptiles and Amphibians NINE Introduction The amphibians
and reptiles ( herpetofauna ) of the San Pedro River present us with an
opportunity to observe a high - diversity assemblage of species under relatively ...

Author: Juliet C. Stromberg

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816527520

Category: Science

Page: 529

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contributors - biologists, ecologists, geomorphologists, historians, hydrologists, lawyers, and political scientists - weave together threads from their diverse perspectives to reveal the processes that shape the past, present, and future of the San Pedro's riparian and aquatic ecosystems. They review the biological communities of the San Pedro and the stream hydrology and geomorphology that affects its riparian biota. They then look at conservation and management challenges along three sections of the San Pedro, from its headwaters in Mexico in its confluence with the Gila River, describing legal and policy issues and their interface with science; activities related to mitigation, conservation, and restoration; and a prognosis of the potential for sustaining the basin's riparian system." "Complemented by a foreword written by James Shuttleworth, these chapters demonstrate the complexity of the San Pedro's ecological and hydrological conditions, showing that there are no easy --
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Ecology Conservation and Status of Reptiles in Canada

Ecology  Conservation  and Status of Reptiles in Canada

©2007 by the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles Ecology ,
Conservation , and Status of Reptiles in Canada . Carolyn N . L . Seburn and
Christine A . Bishop , Editors Herpetological Conservation 2 . 191 - 214 . Chapter
11 A ...

Author: Carolyn N. L. Seburn

Publisher: Society for the Study of

ISBN: UOM:39015070737005

Category: Science

Page: 246

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Reptile Medicine and Surgery E Book

Reptile Medicine and Surgery   E Book

In Burghardt GM, Rand SA, editors: Iguanas of the world: their behavior, ecology
and conservation, Park Ridge, NJ, 1982, Noyes Publications. Kirkwood JK, Gili C:
Food consumption in relation to bodyweight in captive snakes, Res Vet Sci ...

Author: Stephen J. Divers

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9781416064770

Category: Medical

Page: 1264

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This outstanding clinical reference provides valuable insights into solving clinical dilemmas, formulating diagnoses, developing therapeutic plans, and verifying drug dosages for both reptiles and amphibians. The information is outlined in an easy-to-use format for quick access that is essential for emergency and clinical situations. Discusses veterinary medicine and surgery for both reptiles and amphibians Features complete biology of snakes, lizards, turtles, and crocodilians Provides step-by-step guidelines for performing special techniques and procedures such as anesthesia, clinical pathology, diagnostic imaging, euthanasia and necropsy, fracture management, soft tissue surgery, and therapeutics Covers specific diseases and conditions such as anorexia, aural abscesses, and digit abnormalities in a separate alphabetically organized section 53 expert authors contribute crucial information to the study of reptiles and offer their unique perspectives on particular areas of study The expansive appendix includes a reptile and amphibian formulary A new full-color format features a wealth of vivid images and features that highlight important concepts and bring key procedures to life 29 new chapters covering diverse topics such as stress in captive reptiles, emergency and critical care, ultrasound, endoscopy, and working with venomous species Many new expert contributors that share valuable knowledge and insights from their experiences in practicing reptile medicine and surgery Unique coverage of cutting-edge imaging techniques, including CT and MRI
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Cold Blood

Cold Blood

An excellent pocket guide to the British species, which is also a good introduction
to their ecology and conservation, is Britain's Reptiles and Amphibians by
Howard Inns, published in 2009 (it must be harder and harder to find a new slight
 ...

Author: Richard Kerridge

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448155682

Category: Nature

Page: 304

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As a boy, Richard Kerridge loved to encounter wild creatures and catch them for his back-garden zoo. In a country without many large animals, newts caught his attention first of all, as the nearest he could get to the African wildlife he watched on television. There were Smooth Newts, mottled like the fighter planes in the comics he read, and the longed-for Great Crested Newt, with its huge golden eye. The gardens of Richard and his reptile-crazed friends filled up with old bath tubs containing lizards, toads, Marsh Frogs, newts, Grass Snakes and, once, an Adder. Besides capturing them, he wanted to understand them. What might it be like to be cold blooded, to sleep through the winter, to shed your skin and taste wafting chemicals on your tongue? Richard has continued to ask these questions during a lifetime of fascinated study. Part natural-history guide to these animals, part passionate nature writing, and part personal story, Cold Blood is an original and perceptive memoir about our relationship with nature. Through close observation, it shows how even the suburbs can seem wild when we get close to these thrilling, weird and uncanny animals.
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Reptiles of the NSW Murray Catchment

Reptiles of the NSW Murray Catchment

A Guide to Their Identification, Ecology and Conservation Damian Michael, David
Lindenmayer ... reptile. diversity. There are several reasons why conserving
reptiles is important. First, they are part of Australia's unique natural and cultural ...

Author: Damian Michael

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9780643098206

Category: Nature

Page: 238

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A field guide to identifying the 80 reptile species currently known to occur in the Murray catchment area of New South Wales.
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The Ecology and Conservation of European Dunes

The Ecology and Conservation of European Dunes

The transition dune saltmarsh is an ecological zone important because the birds
nest and reptiles live ; Plantago coronopus , Salsola vermiculata , Polygonum
equisetiforme , Elymus elongatus and Spergularia heldreichii are the more ...

Author: Francisco García Novo

Publisher: Universidad de Sevilla

ISBN: 8474059925

Category: Education

Page: 375

View: 741

Inclou resums dels articles.
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California Amphibian and Reptile Species of Special Concern

California Amphibian and Reptile Species of Special Concern

The volume focuses on identifying threats, concrete recommendations for management and recovery, and future research needs. The text is complemented by detailed distribution maps, color photos, and graphs.

Author: Robert C. Thomson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520964839

Category: Science

Page: 408

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One of the most important hotspots of herpetological biodiversity in the United States, California is home to many endemic amphibians and reptiles found nowhere else on earth. Many of these taxa have unique ecological and morphological specializations, and their management is an important conservation challenge. Increasing climate change impacts, human development, and extreme drought mean many of these species face an ever-greater risk of extinction. California Amphibian and Reptile Species of Special Concern provides an up-to-date synthesis of the current state of knowledge regarding the biology and conservation risks faced by 45 of California’s most sensitive amphibian and reptile species. With the goal of enhancing management based on the best available science, the authors developed a novel set of risk metrics to identify special concern species and the threats they face, including population declines, range size and restrictions, and ecological specializations and niche restrictions. In addition to detailed species accounts, this book provides a quantitative analysis of the conservation status and pressing management issues facing individual species and the state’s amphibian and reptile fauna as a whole. The volume focuses on identifying threats, concrete recommendations for management and recovery, and future research needs. The text is complemented by detailed distribution maps, color photos, and graphs. Written in nontechnical language, California Amphibian and Reptile Species of Special Concern will be a valuable resource to a broad range of users from resource managers, field biologists, and academic herpetologists to students and recreational naturalists. Published in association with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
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Bird Ecology and Conservation

Bird Ecology and Conservation

Schlezinger, J.J., Keller, J., Verbrugge, L.A., and Stegeman, J.J. (2000). 3,3',4,4'
tetrachlorobiphenyl oxidation in fish, bird and reptile species: relationship to
cytochrome P450 1A inactivation and reactive oxygen production. Compar.
Biochem.

Author: William J. Sutherland

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191036989

Category: Nature

Page: 408

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The aim of this book is to outline the main methods and techniques available to ornithologists. A general shortage of information about available techniques is greatly hindering progress in avian ecology and conservation. Currently this sort of information is disparate and difficult to locate with much of it widely dispersed in books, journals and grey literature. Sutherland and his editorial team bring together in a single authoritative source all the ornithological techniques the avian community will ever need. For use by graduate students, researchers and practising conservationists worldwide. Bird Ecology and Conservation is the first title in a new series of practical handbooks which include titles focusing on specific taxonomic groups as well as those describing broader themes and subjects. The series editor is William J Sutherland.
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Stochastic Population Dynamics in Ecology and Conservation

Stochastic Population Dynamics in Ecology and Conservation

8 Galapagos reptile , an endemic species Ilso have a low species compared to
the nearest continental mass , accounting in the size of islands is important . The
greater the size o peir instability . For example , there are more species of birds ...

Author: Russell Lande

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0198525257

Category: Philosophy

Page: 212

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1. Demographic and environmental stochasticity -- 2. Extinction dynamics -- 3. Age structure -- 4. Spatial structure -- 5. Population viability analysis -- 6. Sustainable harvesting -- 7. Species diversity -- 8. Community dynamics.
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Ecology and Conservation of Amphibians

Ecology and Conservation of Amphibians

... of special importance to ecology and conservation; a more complete account is
given by Duellman and Trueb (1986). ... species, in comparison with a similar
number of mammals, more than 20 000 fishes, 8000 reptiles and 9000 birds.

Author: Trevor Beebee

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0412624109

Category: Nature

Page: 214

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This volume sets out to provide an overview of recent research on all aspects of amphibian ecology and behaviour and to illustrate its application to practical conservation measures for this major group of animals. Its broad scope makes it of relevance to students of general biology, ecology and conservation, but also to professionals in industries and agencies involved with environmental issues and nature conservation.
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Ecology and Conservation of Owls

Ecology and Conservation of Owls

Recent reports have shown it to take a wide range of prey, including
invertebrates, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals up to the size of Rock
Dove Columba livia and juvenile Common Ringtail Possum Pseudocheirus
peregrinus ...

Author: Ian Newton

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9780643098879

Category: Science

Page: 380

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Owls in Australia are difficult to find and study, so comparatively little is known about their biology. Even less is known about the status, taxonomy, and biology of those species and sub-species living in tropical and subtropical environments and on islands. Many island species and subspecies are at risk, some have already been lost. Ecology and Conservation of Owls includes sections on population ecology, distribution, habitat and diet, conservation and management, and voice structure and taxonomy. It contains a number of review chapters that bring together findings from a wide range of previous research, including recent developments in owl taxonomy and systematics, and studies of population limitation in northern hemisphere owls. The chapters in this book derive from papers presented at the Owls 2000 conference held in Canberra, Australia, which was third in a series of international meetings on owls.
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Ecology and Conservation of the Maned Wolf

Ecology and Conservation of the Maned Wolf

194 Threats and Conservation. ... 197 Future Conservation Research. ... Despite
its large body size, the species feeds mainly on small to medium vertebrates,
such as rodents, birds, and reptiles, as well as on insects, eggs, and fruits, this
last ...

Author: Adriana G. Consorte-McCrea

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781466512603

Category: Nature

Page: 344

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Wolves are controversial figures worldwide and much effort has focused on how to conserve them while addressing public concerns. With its solitary habits and fruit-eating diet, the endangered maned wolf roams the South American grasslands and swamps, playing a vital part in maintaining biodiversity hotspots. Compared to the grey wolf, little is known about its relationship with local people and the environment and the reasons for its decline, making research about this unique species an urgent concern. Ecology and Conservation of the Maned Wolf: Multidisciplinary Perspectives gathers the work of leading researchers from diverse disciplines and countries, covering up-to-date research on the biology, ecology, and conservation of the maned wolf. It presents innovative insights that can benefit conservation strategies and offers perspectives for the future of the species. The book is divided into three parts. Part I explains the general issues concerning the maned wolf: population viability, the relationship between maned wolves and people, and the management of captive maned wolves. It also reviews current aspects of species biology, including conservation genetics, feeding ecology, social structure and reproduction, and conservation medicine. Part II contains case studies that present knowledge gathered from conservation programs and field research in all countries where the species is currently found—Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Bolivia, and Paraguay. Part III offers perspectives from diverse fields of research, exploring the challenges and opportunities connecting maned wolf conservation efforts with those of its habitat and of other endangered species. This includes education and communication tools, the application of human dimensions research to maned wolf conservation, ethnoconservation perspectives, and the ecological and socioeconomic challenges to the conservation of the cerrado habitat.
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Ecology and Conservation of Tropical Marine Faunal Communities

Ecology and Conservation of Tropical Marine Faunal Communities

The diversity of migratory organisms includes pelagic crustaceans, coelenterates,
cephalopods, fishes, reptiles, birds, and mammals. The benthic macrofauna
comprises resident species of polychaetes, bivalves, gastropods, sipunculates,
and ...

Author: K. Venkataraman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642382000

Category: Science

Page: 481

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This book provides insights into various aspects of marine faunal communities in India, which are extremely diverse due to the geomorphologic and climatic variations along the Indian coasts. Consisting of 30 chapters by experts in their respective fields, it is divided into two parts: · Part I: Tropical Marine Faunal Communities · Part II: Ecology and Conservation Part I highlights the diversity and distribution of Foraminifera; sponges associated with seagrass; Polychaeta; Opisthobranchia; oysters; copepods; horseshoe and brachyuran crabs; echinoderms; ascidians; fishes; fish parasites; and sea mammals. Topics of Part II include the status and environmental parameters of benthos; the status of coral reefs; the invasion of snowflake coral; the recovery of bleached corals; the socioeconomics and management of dugong; marine biodiversity conservation and management in India; the assessment of the marine fauna of the Indian Wildlife Protection Act; and marine biodiversity protected areas in India. This book will serve as a valuable reference work for marine scientists, as well as for environmental managers and policy makers.
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