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Embracing Human Diversity in Conservation

Whit Gibbons

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/9780520235922.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Disease, pollution, invasive species, overcollecting, global changes, and other causes have been documented or proposed to be responsible for particular or widespread amphibian population declines. ... More


Pleistocene Events in the Herpetofaunas of Britain and Europe, and North America Compared

J. Alan Holman

in Pleistocene Amphibians and Reptiles in Britain and Europe

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195112320
eISBN:
9780197561096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195112320.003.0013
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Palaeontology: Earth Sciences

This last chapter deals with differences and similarities between British and European and North American Pleistocene herpetofaunas. Compared with North America, Britain and Europe had a ... More


Biodiversity and Conservation of Mesoamerican Dry-Forest Herpetofauna

Mahmood Sasa and Federico Bolaños

in Biodiversity Conservation in Costa Rica: Learning the Lessons in a Seasonal Dry Forest

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223097
eISBN:
9780520937772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223097.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The herpetofauna of Mesoamerica is one of the richest and complex vertebrate faunas, involving more than 210 genera, comprising approximately 693 species of reptiles and 598 species of amphibians. ... More


Synopsis of the Herpetofauna from Porcupine Cave

Christopher J. Bell, Jason J. Head, and Jim I. Mead

in Biodiversity Response to Climate Change in the Middle Pleistocene: The Porcupine Cave Fauna from Colorado

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520240827
eISBN:
9780520930858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240827.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter examines the fossil herpetofauna of Porcupine Cave. It documents the presence and taxonomic diversity of amphibians (salamanders and anurans) and reptiles (lizards and snakes) that are ... More


General Introduction

L. Lee Grismer

in Amphibians and Reptiles of Baja California, Including Its Pacific Islands and the Islands in the Sea of Cortes

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520224179
eISBN:
9780520925205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224179.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Baja California's ecological transformations and diverse climactic regimes have contributed to its biotic diversity. This book examines the physiographic nature of Baja California to provide better ... More


Reducing Damaging Introductions from International Species Trade through Invasion Risk Assessment

Michael Springborn

in Invasive Species in a Globalized World: Ecological, Social, and Legal Perspectives on Policy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226166049
eISBN:
9780226166216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226166216.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

In several recent analyses a unified framework is developed for organizing information to decide whether to allow intentional trade of a potentially invasive species. Recent estimates of the expected ... More


Ecology of Urban Amphibians and Reptiles: Urbanophiles, Urbanophobes, and the Urbanoblivious

Bruce W. Grant, George Middendorf, Michael J. Colgan, Haseeb Ahmad, and Michael B. Vogel

in Urban Ecology: Patterns, Processes, and Applications

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199563562
eISBN:
9780191774713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563562.003.0020
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter explores how the ability of herpetofauna to persist and/or thrive in urban ecosystems is constrained by some of the very traits that characterise them, including relatively limited ... More


Tamarix as Wildlife Habitat

Heather L. Bateman, Eben H. Paxton, and William S. Longland

in Tamarix: A Case Study of Ecological Change in the American West

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199898206
eISBN:
9780190267896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199898206.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter examines the effects of Tamarix invasion and Tamarix control on the use of riparian habitats by wildlife species such as birds, mammals, and herpetofauna. Birds, mammals, and ... More


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