The Ecology, Exploitation and Conservation of River Turtles by Don MollThe Ecology, Exploitation and Conservation of River Turtles by Don Moll

The Ecology, Exploitation and Conservation of River Turtles

byDon Moll, Edward O. Moll

Hardcover | May 27, 2004

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 338 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


Ships within 1-3 weeks

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


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.
Don Moll is at Southwest Missouri State University. Edward O. Moll is at Eastern Illinois University.
Title:The Ecology, Exploitation and Conservation of River TurtlesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:420 pages, 6.3 × 9.21 × 1.1 inPublished:May 27, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195102290

ISBN - 13:9780195102291

Look for similar items by category:


Table of Contents

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