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Southwestern Desert Bufonids

Brian K. Sullivan

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/9780520235922.003.0032
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

The anuran family Bufonidae is a large, cosmopolitan group comprising of almost 400 species that inhabit a great variety of environments. Three bufonids with relatively limited distribution in the ... More


Houston Toads and Texas Politics

Lauren E. Brown and Ann Mesrobian

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/9780520235922.003.0023
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

A number of species of amphibians have long been recognized as sliding toward extinction. For example, Houston toads (Bufo houstonensis) were first thought to be nearing extinction forty years ago, ... More


Amphibian Conservation Needs

Edward D Koch and Charles R. Peterson

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/9780520235922.003.0024
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

For fifteen years, the authors have been working together to understand and conserve amphibians in the northern Rocky Mountain and Pacific Northwest regions of the United States. Based on their ... More


Landscape Ecology

David E. Naugle, Kenneth F. Higgins, Rex R. Johnson, Tate D Fischer, and Frank R. Quamen

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/9780520235922.003.0026
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

The increased public interest in amphibian conservation and the growing evidence of detrimental effects of habitat fragmentation on biological diversity has prompted land managers to seek ways of ... More


Taxonomy and Amphibian Declines

Sherman A. Minton

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/9780520235922.003.0029
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Any attempt to describe the extent and significance of biodiversity requires a clear and workable system of classification. This is especially true of conservation efforts with a goal of the ... More


Factors Limiting the Recovery of Boreal Toads (Bufo b. boreas)

Cynthia Carey, Paul Stephen Corn, Mark S. Jones, Lauren J. Livo, Erin Muths, and Charles W. Carey

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/9780520235922.003.0031
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Boreal toads (Bufo b. boreas) are widely distributed over much of the mountainous western United States, but extensive population declines occurred in the Southern Rocky Mountains in the late 1970s ... More


Critical Areas

Hugh R. Quinn and Colleen Scott

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/9780520235922.003.0035
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Ohio is home to fourteen species and subspecies of frogs and toads, and twenty-six species of salamanders. Nine families are represented among these two groups, demonstrating the high level of ... More


Distribution of South Dakota Anurans

David E. Naugle, Tate D. Fischer, Kenneth F. Higgins, and Douglas C. Backlund

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/9780520235922.003.0041
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

South Dakota, a state that lies in the prairie pothole region, is bisected into two nearly equal eastern and western segments by the upper Missouri River. Despite a 45% decline in wetland numbers in ... More


Frogs and Toads

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/9780520224179.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter examines the identification, distribution, taxonomy, natural history, and geographic variation of frogs and toads found in Baja California. The frog and toad fauna consists of five ... More


Why Are Some Species in Decline but Others Not?

Martha L. Crump

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/9780520235922.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

In the late 1980s, one-half of the fifty known species of anurans from the vicinity of Monteverde, including golden toads and harlequin frogs, disappeared. During the past fifteen years, reports of ... More


Simple Minds

Karen Neander

in A Mark of the Mental: In Defense of Informational Teleosemantics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036146
eISBN:
9780262339865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036146.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Plainly enough, the right theory of mental content should (when fed the facts) assign the right contents to mental representations, but which ones are right? There is disagreement among philosophers ... More


The Time of the Toad

Larry Ceplair and Christopher Trumbo

in Dalton Trumbo: Blacklisted Hollywood Radical

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813146805
eISBN:
9780813154770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813146805.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

During his fight to stay out of prison, Trumbo wrote a play, began writing scripts on the black market (at substantially reduced rates), and composed The Time of the Toad, his brilliant, slashing ... More


Landscape effects on spatial dynamics: the natterjack toad as a case study

Virginie M. Stevens and Aurélie Coulon

in Dispersal Ecology and Evolution

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199608898
eISBN:
9780191774560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608898.003.0022
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses the two reasons that make dispersal a key process in population dynamics: first, the movement of individuals impacts population dynamics, and second, dispersal movement also ... More


The Ecological, Evolutionary, and Social Impact of Invasive Cane Toads in Australia

Richard Shine

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/9780226166216.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Cane toads (Rhinella marina) are large toxic anurans native to South and Central America, and introduced to tropical Australia in 1935 in the futile hope that they would help control insect pests in ... More


T. S. Eliot and the Skin around the Skull

Peter Fifield

in Modernism and Physical Illness: Sick Books

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198825425
eISBN:
9780191892608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825425.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The ill body plays an important role in the composition, theorization, and substance of Eliot’s poetry. Ill health is attributed a creative function in his work on F. H. Bradley, as well as in The ... More


From science to practice: delivering conservation across the landscape

Philip Riordan, Ruth E. Feber, Eva M. Raebel, Paul J. Johnson, and David W. Macdonald

in Wildlife Conservation on Farmland Volume 2: Conflict in the countryside

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198745501
eISBN:
9780191821776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745501.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Ecology

Farmers’ opinions and priorities are vital to understanding the possibilities for farming and wildlife, for identifying key questions, and refining approaches to answering them. The chapter reports ... More


A Taste for Toads

Bernard L. Herman

in A South You Never Ate: Savoring Flavors and Stories from the Eastern Shore of Virginia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469653471
eISBN:
9781469653495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653471.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The is chapter explores the natural and culinary history of toads (the fish, not the amphibian) as well as a specialized fishery and invention around a seasonal catch. The toads rise from a “trash” ... More


Chihuahuan Desert Fauna: Effects on Ecosystem Properties and Processes

Walter G. Whitford and Brandon T. Bestelmeyer

in Structure and Function of a Chihuahuan Desert Ecosystem: The Jornada Basin Long-Term Ecological Research Site

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195117769
eISBN:
9780197561201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195117769.003.0016
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

This chapter focuses on the direct and indirect effects of animals on ecosystem processes and/or their effects on ecosystem properties. This set of effects has been the primary focus of animal ... More


Amphibians and Reptiles

J. Alan Pounds

in Monteverde: Ecology and Conservation of a Tropical Cloud Forest

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195095609
eISBN:
9780197561546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195095609.003.0011
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

Anyone who stood on the bridge over the Río Guacimal at Monteverde on a wet-season night in the early 1980s would understand Archie Carr’s sentiments. Nearly 300 male Fleischmann’s Glass Frogs ... More


For My Eyes Only

Martin Stevens

in Secret Worlds: The Extraordinary Senses of Animals

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780198813675
eISBN:
9780191925887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813675.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter explores how vision is used by animals and the diversity in ways of seeing. It first details how colour vision works, focusing on the example of honeybees, which, like humans, are ... More


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