The Ecology, Exploitation and Conservation of River Turtles

Hardcover | May 27, 2004

byDon Moll, Edward O. Moll

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The underlying theme of this book is that a widespread, taxonomically diverse group of animals, important both from ecological and human resource perspectives, remains poorly understood and in delcine, while receiving scant attention from the ecological and conservation community. This volumeproposes a comprehensive overview of the world's river turtles' ecology, conservation, and management. It begins with a categorization of taxa which inhabit flowing water habitats followed by information on their evolutionary and physical diversity and biogeography. Within the framework of ecology,the authors discuss the composition of river turtle communities in different types of lotic habitats and regions, population dynamics, movements, reproductive characteristics and behavior, predators, and feeding relationships. In a conservation and management section, the authors identify andevaluate the nature and intensity of factors which threaten river turtle survival--almost all of which involve direct human exploitation or indirect effects of human induced habitat alteration and degradation. They then list and evaluate the various schemes which have been proposed or employed tohalt declines and restore populations, and make recommendations for future management plans for specific species and regions. In closing, they state their viewpoint concerning future research directions and priorities, and an evaluation of future prospects for survival of the world's river turtlespecies.

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The underlying theme of this book is that a widespread, taxonomically diverse group of animals, important both from ecological and human resource perspectives, remains poorly understood and in delcine, while receiving scant attention from the ecological and conservation community. This volumeproposes a comprehensive overview of the wor...

Don Moll is at Southwest Missouri State University. Edward O. Moll is at Eastern Illinois University.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:420 pages, 6.3 × 9.21 × 1.1 inPublished:May 27, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195102290

ISBN - 13:9780195102291

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Table of ContentsPreface1. Introduction2. River Turtle Diversity, Adaptations, and Roles in the River3. Communities and Habitats4. Traditional Exploitation Methods, Efficiency, and Consequences for5. River Turtle Exploitation: Past and Present6. Indirect Factors Contributing to Extinction7. Conservation, Management, and RehabilitationEpilogueLiterature CitedIndex