Amphibian Ecology and Conservation: a handbook of techniques. Hardback - also available as a paperback version.


  • Author: Edited by C. Kenneth Dodd, Jr.
  • Date Pub: 2009
  • Published byOUP - more

  • First book to integrate the themes of amphibian ecology and conservation
  • Describes the technique in each case, how it is used, and for what purposes
  • Clearly explains the biases of both techniques and analyses, and how results should be interpreted
  • Includes the latest statistical techniques for assessing conservation status and trends
  • Addresses issues at multiple scales - individual, community, and landscape
  • Truly international in scope
  • This practical manual of amphibian ecology and conservation brings together a distinguished, international group of amphibian researchers to provide a state-of-the-art review of the many new and exciting techniques used to study amphibians and to track their conservation status and population trends. The integration of ecology and conservation is a natural outcome of the types of questions posed by these disciplines: how amphibians can and should be sampled, marked, and followed through time; how abundance and population trends are measured; what are the robust statistical methods that can be used in ecology and conservation; what roles do amphibians play in community structure and function; how do animals function in their environment; and what affects the long-term persistence of species assemblages?

    Although emphasizing field ecology, sections on physiological ecology, genetics, landscape ecology, and disease analysis are also included. The book describes the latest statistical approaches in amphibian field ecology and conservation, as well as the use of models in interpreting field research. Much of this information is scattered in the scientific literature or not readily available, and the intention is to provide an affordable, comprehensive synthesis for use by graduate students, researchers, and practising conservationists worldwide.

    Readership: Amphibian Ecology and Conservation is primarily aimed at advanced undergraduates and graduate students, as well as established researchers in the fields of amphibian ecology and conservation biology. However, it will also be a valuable reference for conservation practitioners, land managers, and professional herpetologists.
    584 pages
    30 line and 30 halftone illustrations
    ISBN 9780199541195

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