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Amphibian ecology and conservation : a handbook of techniques

Format: Print Book 2010
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Carnegie Museum of Natural History Main QL645.6 .A47 2010
Location  Carnegie Museum of Natural History
 
Collection  Main
 
Call Number  QL645.6 .A47 2010
 
 
Summary
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 populationtrends. 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 thatcan 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.
Contents
Introduction. Amphibian diversity and life history / Martha L. Crump. Setting objectives in field studies / Dan Cogǎlniceanu and Claude Miaud
Larvae. Morphology of amphibian larvae / Roy W. McDiarmid and Ronald Altig. Larval sampling / David K. Skelly and Jonathan L. Richardson. Dietary assessments of larval amphibians / Matt R. Whiles and Ronald Altig. Aquatic mesocosms / Raymond D. Semlitsch and Michelle D. Boone. Water-quality criteria for amphibians / Donald W. Sparling
Juveniles and adults. Measuring and marking post-metamorphic amphibians / John W. Ferner. Egg mass and nest counts / Peter W.C. Paton and Reid N. Harris. Dietary assessments of adult amphibians / Mirco Solé and Dennis Rödder. Movement patterns and radiotelemetry / Dale M. Madison, Valorie R. Titus, and Victor S. Lamoureux. Field enclosures and terrestrial cages / Elizabeth B. Harper, Joseph H.K. Pechmann, and James W. Petranka
Amphibian populations. Drift fences, coverboards, and other traps / John D. Willson and J. Whitfield Gibbons. Area-based surveys / David M. Marsh and Lillian M.B. Haywood. Rapid assessments of amphibian diversity / James R. Vonesh ... [et al.]. Auditory monitoring of anuran populations / Michael E. Dorcas ... [et al.]. Measuring habitat / Kimberly J. Babbitt, Jessica S. Veysey, and George W. Tanner
Amphibian communities. Diversity and similarity / C. Kenneth Dodd, Jr. Landscape ecology and GIS methods / Viorel D. Popescu and James P. Gibbs
Physiological ecology and genetics. Physiological ecology : field methods and perspective / Harvey B. Lillywhite. Models in field studies of temperature and moisture / Jodi J.L. Rowley and Ross A. Alford. Genetics in field ecology and conservation / Trevor J.C. Beebee
Monitoring, status, and trends. Selection of species and sampling areas : the importance to inference / Paul Stephen Corn. Capture-mark-recapture, removal sampling, and occupancy models / Larissa L. Bailey and James D. Nichols. Quantifying abundance : counts, detection, probabilities, and estimates / Benedikt R. Schmidt and Jérôme Pellet. Disease monitoring and biosecurity / D. Earl Green, Matthew J. Gray, and Debra L. Miller. Conservation and management / C. Kenneth Dodd, Jr.

Additional Information
Series Oxford biology.
Subjects Amphibians -- Research -- Methodology.
Amphibians -- Ecology -- Research -- Methodology.
Amphibians -- Conservation -- Research -- Methodology.
Amphibians -- Ecology -- Fieldwork.
Amphibians -- Conservation -- Fieldwork.
Publisher Oxford [England] ; New York :Oxford University Press,2010
Contributors Dodd, C. Kenneth.
Language English
Description xxvii, 556 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780199541188 (hbk. : acid-free paper)
0199541183 (hbk. : acid-free paper)
9780199541195 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
0199541191 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
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