Amphibian Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques by C. Kenneth Dodd Jr. PDF

By C. Kenneth Dodd Jr.

ISBN-10: 0199541183

ISBN-13: 9780199541188

This useful guide of amphibian ecology and conservation brings jointly a exotic, foreign workforce of amphibian researchers to supply a state of the art assessment of the various new and interesting strategies used to review amphibians and to trace their conservation prestige and inhabitants tendencies. the mixing of ecology and conservation is a ordinary consequence of the kinds of questions posed via those disciplines: how amphibians can and may be sampled, marked, and via time; how abundance and inhabitants traits are measured; what are the strong statistical tools that may be utilized in ecology and conservation; what roles do amphibians play in neighborhood constitution and serve as; how do animals functionality of their atmosphere; and what impacts the long term endurance of species assemblages?

even though emphasizing box ecology, sections on physiological ecology, genetics, panorama ecology, and illness research also are integrated. The booklet describes the most recent statistical ways in amphibian box ecology and conservation, in addition to using types in examining box examine. a lot of this knowledge is scattered within the medical literature or no longer available, and the goal is to supply a reasonable, entire synthesis to be used by way of graduate scholars, researchers, and training conservationists around the world.

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G. Salamandra lanzai in the Western Alps) can also be considered. Rare or threatened species are often selected because of conservation applications, but research on them could incur potential risks due to ethical considerations. Researchers should avoid choosing a rare or threatened species if common or less vulnerable surrogate species can be selected. 3 Pilot/desk study A preliminary pilot study usually helps to develop and test realistic and achievable objectives, and avoids later shortcomings and failures.

The adults retain certain larval features such as lidless eyes and the absence of a tongue pad. g. Triturus) live on land but lay their eggs in ponds, lakes, or streams. Likewise, most Asian hynobiids are terrestrial as adults but migrate to aquatic sites to lay aquatic eggs that hatch into aquatic larvae. The same is true for many North American terrestrial salamanders. Tiger salamanders (Ambystoma tigrinum) and spotted salamanders (Ambystoma maculatum) migrate to breeding ponds in the spring.

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