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Reflections Upon Amphibian Conservation

Thomas K. Pauley

in Amphibian Declines: The Conservation Status of United States Species

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235922
eISBN:
9780520929432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235922.003.0040
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

The author began his fieldwork with amphibians in West Virginia in 1963 at the age of twenty-three, and he has spent most of his time (when not teaching) walking the mountains of West Virginia ... More


Geographical Information Systems and Survey Designs

Charles R. Peterson, Stephen R. Burton, and Debra A. Patla

in Amphibian Declines: The Conservation Status of United States Species

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235922
eISBN:
9780520929432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235922.003.0047
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter describes how to use a Geographical Information System (GIS) for designing amphibian surveys. It indicates what is possible, how to get started, some limitations, and where to go for ... More


Translocation Strategies as a Conservation Tool for West Indian Iguanas: Evaluations and Recommendations

Charles R. Knapp and Richard D. Hudson

in Iguanas: Biology and Conservation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238541
eISBN:
9780520930117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238541.003.0017
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter discusses the ecological and biogeographic characteristics of West Indian iguanas that favor translocation efforts. It focuses on three taxa of West Indian iguanas: the Jamaican iguana ... More


Testing the Utility of Headstarting as a Conservation Strategy for West Indian Iguanas

Allison C. Alberts, Jeffrey M. Lemm, Tandora D. Grant, and Lori A. Jackintell

in Iguanas: Biology and Conservation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238541
eISBN:
9780520930117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238541.003.0018
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Headstarting programs involves raising animals in captivity until they reach a larger body size and become less vulnerable to potential predators. This chapter discusses headstarting as a valuable ... More


The Role of Zoos in the Conservation of West Indian Iguanas

Richard D. Hudson and Allison C. Alberts

in Iguanas: Biology and Conservation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238541
eISBN:
9780520930117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238541.003.0022
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter highlights the contribution of zoos in the conservation of West Indian iguanas. Zoos play a major role in facilitating genetic research, financing and operating headstart facilities, and ... More


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