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Reptile Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques

C. Kenneth Dodd


This book is a practical manual of reptile field ecology and conservation and it brings together a distinguished, international group of reptile researchers to provide a review of the many new and exciting techniques used to study reptiles and to track their conservation status and population trends. The book is split into six parts which, following an introduction to reptiles, focus on: the study of individuals; sampling techniques; reptiles in the community; experimental applications, physiological ecology, and genetics; and trends analysis and conservation options. Separate chapters emphasi ... More

Keywords: reptiles, ecology, conservation status, population trends, physiology, morphology, data analysis, molecular techniques, monitoring, methodology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198726135
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198726135.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

C. Kenneth Dodd, editor
Courtesy Associate Professor, Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida

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Part 1 Introduction

3 Data collection and storage

Richard A. Seigel

Part 2 The Individual

4 Marking and measuring reptiles

John W. Ferner and Michael V. Plummer

5 Digital identification and analysis

Roberto Sacchi, Stefano Scali, Marco Mangiacotti, Marco Sannolo, and Marco A.L. Zuffi

6 Preserving reptiles for research

Steve W. Gotte, Jeremy F. Jacobs, and George R. Zug

7 Reproduction

Gunther Köhler

8 Diet

Luca Luiselli and Giovanni Amori

9 Movement patterns and telemetry

Bruce A. Kingsbury and Nathan J. Robinson

Part 3 Sampling Reptiles

11 Arboreal and fossorial reptiles

Robert W. Henderson, Robert Powell, Jose Martín, and Pilar Lopez

12 Sea snakes

Xavier Bonnet, Arne R. Rasmussen, and François Brischoux

13 Freshwater turtles

Richard C. Vogt

14 Terrestrial turtles and tortoises

Margaretha D. Hofmeyr and Brian T. Henen

15 Sea turtles

Seth Stapleton and Karen L. Eckert

16 Crocodilians

Matthew Brien and Charlie Manolis

Part 4 Reptiles in the Community

19 Measuring microhabitats used by non-avian reptiles

Henry R. Mushinsky and Earl D. McCoy

22 Landscape ecology, biogeography, and GIS methods

Monika Böhm and Viorel D. Popescu

Part 5 Experimental Applications, Physiological Ecology, and Genetics

23 Experimental applications

Stephen J. Mullin

24 Body temperatures and the thermal environment

Keith A. Christian, Christopher R. Tracy, and C. Richard Tracy

25 Genetics in field ecology and conservation

Nancy N. FitzSimmons and Joanna Sumner

Part 6 Trends Analysis and Conservation Options

26 Occupancy models

Darryl I. MacKenzie

27 Estimating abundance

Chris Sutherland and J. Andrew Royle

30 Education and outreach

Brian Gratwicke, Matthew Neff, Lindsay Renick Mayer, Sharon Ryan, and Jennifer Sevin

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