Amphibian Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques by C. Kenneth DoddAmphibian Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques by C. Kenneth Dodd

Amphibian Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques

EditorC. Kenneth Dodd

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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 populationtrends. 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 thatcan 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.
C. Kenneth Dodd, Jr. is Associate Professor at the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida. He was Research Zoologist at the Florida Integrated Science Center, US Geological Survey (1984-2007), where he was the southeastern Project Leader for the USGS Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative. He is t...
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Title:Amphibian Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of TechniquesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0 inPublished:October 15, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199541191

ISBN - 13:9780199541195

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction1. Martha Crump: Amphibian diversity and life history2. Dan Cogalniceanu and Claude Miaud: Setting objectives in field studiesPart 2: Larvae3. Roy W. McDiarmid and Ronald Altig: Morphology of amphibian larvae4. David K. Skelly and Jonathan L. Richardson: Larval sampling5. Matt R. Whiles and Ronald Altig: Dietary assessments of larval amphibians6. Raymond D. Semlitsch and Michelle D. Boone: Aquatic mesocosms7. Donald W. Sparling: Amphibian water qualityPart 3: Juveniles and Adults8. John W. Ferner: Measuring and marking post-metamorphic amphibians9. Peter W.C. Paton and Reid N. Harris: Egg mass and nest counts10. Mirco Sole and Dennis Rodder: Adult diets11. Dale M. Madison, Valorie R. Titus and Victor S. Lamoureux: Movement patterns and radiotelemetry12. Elizabeth B. Harper, Joseph H. K. Pechmann and James W. Petranka: Field enclosures and terrestrial cagesPart 4: Amphibian Populations13. John D. Willson and J. Whitfield Gibbons: Drift fences, coverboards and other traps14. David M. Marsh and Lillian M. B. Haywood: Area-based surveys15. James R. Vonesh, Joseph C. Mitchell, Kim Howell, and Andrew J. Crawford: Rapid assessments of amphibian diversity16. Michael E. Dorcas, Steven J. Price, Susan C. Walls and William J. Barichivich: Auditory monitoring of anuran populations17. Kimberly J. Babbitt, Jessica S. Veysey and George W. Tanner: Measuring habitatPart 5: Amphibian Communities18. C. Kenneth Dodd, Jr.: Diversity and similarity19. Viorel D. Popescu and James P. Gibbs: Landscape ecology and GIS methodsPart 6: Physiological Ecology and Genetics20. Harvey B. Lillywhite: Physiological ecology: methods and field perspective21. Jodi J. L. Rowley and Ross A. Alford: Models in field studies of temperature and moisture22. Trevor J.C. Beebee: Genetics in field ecology and conservationPart 7: Monitoring, Status and Trends23. Paul Stephen Corn: Selection of species and sampling areas - the importance of inference24. Larissa L. Bailey and James D. Nichols: Capture-mark-recapture, removal sampling and occupancy models25. Benedikt R. Schmidt and Jerome Pellet: Quantifying abundance: counts, detection probabilities and estimates26. D. Earl Green, Matthew J. Gray and Debra L. Miller: Disease monitoring and biosecurity27. C. Kenneth Dodd, Jr.: Conservation and managementIndex