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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Page: 496

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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

Reptile. diversity ... two most fundamental pieces of information necessary to begin developing ecological studies and conservation strategies for reptiles ...

Author: Dodd Jr.

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191039065

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.
Categories: Science

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.
Categories: Nature

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.
Categories: Science

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

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

Adaptations of reptiles to cold ; in Morphology and Biology of Reptiles ... Biology , general ecology , and behaviour of the snake Coronella austriaca .

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

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015012610062

Category: Amphibians

Page: 93

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Categories: Amphibians

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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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.
Categories: Nature

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

View: 211

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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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.
Categories: Nature

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

View: 356

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
Categories: Amphibians

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.
Categories: Science

Review of the Ecology and Conservation of the Bog Turtle Clemmys Muhlenbergii

Review of the Ecology and Conservation of the Bog Turtle  Clemmys Muhlenbergii

A field guide to reptiles and amphibians of Panama . Bull . Los Ang . County Mus . Nat . Hist . Sci . 11 : 1eastern and central North America .

Author: R. Bruce Bury

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015095044072

Category: Bog turtle

Page: 9

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The bog turtle (Clemmys muhlenbergii) is variously considered to be secretive, uncommon, or threatened with extinction. It has a disjunct distribution in the eastern United States, and populations are restricted to wetlands such as bogs and swamps. The turtle appears to be an omnivore. It is most active in the spring, and the eggs (usually three to five) are laid in late spring or early summer. Sexual maturity in both sexes probably occurs at the plastral length of about 75 mm., when the turtles are 6 to 8 years old. Bog turtles apparently have small home ranges (about 1.3 ha or smaller). Other population features are poorly known. There is concern for the plight of the bog turtle because of the continual loss of wetland habitat and irresponsible collecting. A thorough survey is recommended to delineate the occurrence and abundance of the remaining populations of the species throughout its range.
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New Zealand Lizards

New Zealand Lizards

This book brings together the world’s leading experts in the field to produce an authoritative overview of the history, taxonomy, biogeography, ecology, life-history, physiology and conservation of New Zealand lizards.

Author: David G. Chapple

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319416748

Category: Science

Page: 375

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This edited volume is a timely and comprehensive summary of the New Zealand lizard fauna. Nestled in the south-west Pacific, New Zealand is a large archipelago that displays the faunal signatures of both its Gondwanan origins, and more recent oceanic island influences. New Zealand was one of the last countries on Earth to be discovered, and likewise, the full extent of the faunal diversity present within the archipelago is only just starting to be appreciated. This is no better exemplified than in lizards, where just 30 species (20 skinks, 10 geckos) were recognized in the 1950s, but now 104 are formally or informally recognized (61 skinks, 43 geckos). Thus, New Zealand contains one of the most diverse lizard faunas of any cool, temperate region on Earth. This book brings together the world’s leading experts in the field to produce an authoritative overview of the history, taxonomy, biogeography, ecology, life-history, physiology and conservation of New Zealand lizards.
Categories: Science

Amphibians and Reptiles

Amphibians and Reptiles

Intended for Middle-School-age and older readers, this book is a comprehensive, lively, and extensively illustrated introduction to the fascinating world of amphibians of reptiles written by award-winning author Marty Crump, a prominent ...

Author: Marty Crump

Publisher: McDonald and Woodward Publishing Company

ISBN: 193577820X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 249

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Rev. ed. of: Amphibians, reptiles, and their conservation. 2002.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction