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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Reptile Ecology and Conservation

Reptile Ecology and Conservation

An ecological model for the protection of a dune ecosystem. Conservation Biology, 10,888– 91. Barrows, C.W., and Allen, M.F. (2010). Patterns of occurrence of reptiles across a sand dune landscape. Journal of Arid Environments, 74, ...

Author: Dodd Jr.

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191039072

Category: Science

Page: 512

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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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Amphibians Reptiles of North West Europe

Amphibians   Reptiles of North West Europe

This book provides a brief description of the ecology and natural history of sixteen amphibians, eight snakes and lizards and the Chelonia species found in the temperate climatic region of Europe (North-west Europe).

Author: I F Spellerberg

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781482294316

Category: Science

Page: 216

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This book provides a brief description of the ecology and natural history of sixteen amphibians, eight snakes and lizards and the Chelonia species found in the temperate climatic region of Europe (North-west Europe). The book commences with an introduction to the biology of amphibians and reptiles and describes the differences between the main grou
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Frogs and Reptiles of the Murray Darling Basin

Frogs and Reptiles of the Murray Darling Basin

This book is the first comprehensive guide to the 310 species of frogs and reptiles living in the Murray–Darling Basin.

Author: Michael Swan

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9781486311330

Category: Science

Page: 352

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The Murray–Darling Basin spans more than 1 million square kilometres across the lower third of Queensland, most of New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, northern Victoria and the south-eastern corner of South Australia. Wildlife habitats range from the floodplains of the Basin to alpine areas, making the region of special ecological and environmental interest. This book is the first comprehensive guide to the 310 species of frogs and reptiles living in the Murray–Darling Basin. An overview of each of the 22 catchment areas introduces the unique and varied climates, topography, vegetation and fauna. Comprehensive species accounts include diagnostic features, conservation ratings, photographs and distribution maps for all frogs, freshwater turtles, lizards and snakes recorded in this important region.
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Amphibians and reptiles

Amphibians and reptiles

A comprehensive guide to the native and non-native species of amphibian and reptile found in the British Isles.

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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Reptiles of the NSW Murray Catchment

Reptiles of the NSW Murray Catchment

This is an easy-to-use field guide to identifying the 80 reptile species currently known to occur in the Murray catchment area of New South Wales.

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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Hands on Herpetology

Hands on Herpetology

Plentiful, diverse, and readily available, these animals--known in science as "herps"--are also perfect for teaching students about biology, ecology, and conservation.

Author: Rebecca L. Schneider

Publisher: NSTA Press

ISBN: 9780873551977

Category: Nature

Page: 146

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Plentiful, diverse, and readily available, these animals—known in science as “herps”—are also perfect for teaching students about biology, ecology, and conservation. This highly readable resource melds rigorous science content with science research.
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Freshwater Ecology and Conservation

Freshwater Ecology and Conservation

Reptile Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques, Techniques in Ecology and Conservation Series. ... A Review of Marking and Individual Recognition Techniques for Amphibians and Reptiles A Review of Marking and Individual ...

Author: Jocelyne Hughes

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191079122

Category: Science

Page: 480

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This practical manual of freshwater ecology and conservation provides a state-of-the-art review of the approaches and techniques used to measure, monitor, and conserve freshwater ecosystems. It offers a single, comprehensive, and accessible synthesis of the vast amount of literature for freshwater ecology and conservation that is currently dispersed in manuals, toolkits, journals, handbooks, 'grey' literature, and websites. Successful conservation outcomes are ultimately built on a sound ecological framework in which every species must be assessed and understood at the individual, community, catchment and landscape level of interaction. For example, freshwater ecologists need to understand hydrochemical storages and fluxes, the physical systems influencing freshwaters at the catchment and landscape scale, and the spatial and temporal processes that maintain species assemblages and their dynamics. A thorough understanding of all these varied processes, and the techniques for studying them, is essential for the effective conservation and management of freshwater ecosystems.
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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: 9780801457852

Category: Nature

Page: 384

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Destruction of habitat due to urban sprawl, pollution, and deforestation has caused population declines or even extinction of many of the world's approximately 2,600 snake species. Furthermore, misconceptions about snakes have made them among the most persecuted of all animals, despite the fact that less than a quarter of all species are venomous and most species are beneficial because they control rodent pests. It has become increasingly urgent, therefore, to develop viable conservation strategies for snakes and to investigate their importance as monitors of ecosystem health and indicators of habitat sustainability. 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. These experts report on advances in current research and summarize the primary literature, presenting the most important concepts and techniques in snake ecology and conservation. The common thread of conservation unites the twelve chapters, each of which addresses a major subdiscipline within snake ecology. Applied topics such as methods and modeling and strategies such as captive rearing and translocation are also covered. Each chapter provides an essential framework and indicates specific directions for future research, making this a critical reference for anyone interested in vertebrate conservation generally or for anyone implementing conservation and management policies concerning snake populations.
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Flight of the Huia

Flight of the Huia

This book tells the story of New Zealands birds, mammals, reptiles and frogs, from their Gondwanan origins to the arrival of the first rats, then people and their camp followers.

Author: Kerry-Jayne Wilson

Publisher: University of Canterbury

ISBN: UOM:39015060049155

Category: Nature

Page: 411

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This book tells the story of New Zealands birds, mammals, reptiles and frogs, from their Gondwanan origins to the arrival of the first rats, then people and their camp followers. The loss of now-extinct birds and the introduction of other species have changed ecological systems in this country for ever.
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A Naturalist s Guide to the Reptiles and Amphibians of Bali 2 e

A Naturalist s Guide to the Reptiles and Amphibians of Bali 2 e

A complete photographic identification guide to all 113 reptile and amphibian species of Bali, perfect for resident and visitor alike. This second edition has been updated with the latest taxonomy and recent photographs

Author: Ruchira Somaweera

Publisher: Naturalist's Guide

ISBN: 1912081253

Category: Amphibians

Page: 176

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A complete photographic identification guide to all 113 reptile and amphibian species of Bali, perfect for resident and visitor alike. This second edition has been updated with the latest taxonomy and recent photographs
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Iguanas of the World

Iguanas of the World

This book was a leader in its time and still serves as a wonderful reference for scientist and student alike.

Author: Gordon M. Burghardt

Publisher: William Andrew Inc.

ISBN: 0815509170

Category: Nature

Page: 472

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Iguanas are large, primeval-appearing animals that have always attracted considerable attention and scientific study. The 30 species of iguanas are today collectively referred to as iguanines, or the subfamily Iguaninae, of the lizard family Iguanidae. This book is the result of a symposium of worldwide scientists on the world's iguanas that was held at a joint meeting of the Society of the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles and The Herpetologist's League. Over 30 recognized experts submitted their studies of these interesting reptiles, and have published what was once unknown and unpublished information. This book was a leader in its time and still serves as a wonderful reference for scientist and student alike.
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Amphibian Ecology and Conservation

Amphibian Ecology and Conservation

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 ...

Author: Dodd Jr.

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191037382

Category: Science

Page: 584

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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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A Guide to the Reptiles and Amphibians of Egypt

A Guide to the Reptiles and Amphibians of Egypt

Based on fifteen years of fieldwork, this guide is a valuable tool for experts and amateurs alike in the identification, study, and conservation of these fascinating animals.

Author: Sherif Baha el Din

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9789774249792

Category: Nature

Page: 359

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Reptiles and amphibians are among Egypt's most successful wildlife, found in almost every habitat in the country, from homes to fields and the desert itself. For the first time, A Guide to the Reptiles and Amphibians of Egypt provides concise, reliable, and up-to-date information on all of Egypt's principal species, with detailed material on their taxonomy, identification, natural history, and ecology. Based on fifteen years of fieldwork, this guide is a valuable tool for experts and amateurs alike in the identification, study, and conservation of these fascinating animals. With an easy-to-use key, high-quality maps, and over 100 color illustrations, this field guide covers 110 species including tortoises and turtles, lizards, snakes, and crocodiles found in Egypt. Each entry contains concise information about the species, including English, Latin, and Arabic names; world and Egypt distribution; distinguishing features; habitat and ecology; behavior; and conservation status. Included too are line drawings to illustrate key identification features and differences between species. With a comprehensive bibliography for further research, the guide supplies the accuracy and scientific rigor that scientists look for, while providing an accessible approach for generalists and amateurs. For biologists, nature lovers, and anyone interested in Egypt's rich natural heritage, A Guide to the Reptiles and Amphibians of Egypt is an ideal reference tool.
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