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Reptile Ecology and Conservation


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Part 1. Introduction 1: Laurie Vitt: Reptile diversity and life history 2: Robert N. Fisher: Planning and setting objectives in field studies 3: Richard Seigel: Data collection and storage Part 2. The Individual 4: John W. Ferner and Michael V. Plummer: Measuring and marking reptiles 5: Roberto Sacchi, Stefano Scali, Marco Mangiacotti, Marco Sannolo, Marco Alberto Luca Zuffi: Digital identification and analysis 6: Steve W. Gotte, Jeremy F. Jacobs, and George R. Zug: Preserving specimens for additional study 7: Gunther Koehler: Reproduction 8: Luca Luiselli and Giovanni Amori: Diet 9: Bruce Kingsbury and Nathan J. Robinson: Movement patterns and telemetry Part 3. Sampling Reptiles 10: John D. Willson: Surface-dwelling reptiles: coverboards, drift fences and arrays 11: Robert Henderson, Robert Powell, Jose Martin, and Pilar Lopez: Arboreal and fossorial reptiles 12: Xavier Bonnet, Arne R. Rasmussen and Francois Brischoux: Sea snakes 13: Richard Vogt: Freshwater turtles 14: Margaretha Hofmeyr and Brian Henen: Terrestrial turtles and tortoises 15: Seth Stapleton and Karen Eckert: Sea turtles 16: Charlie Manolis and Matt Brien: Crocodilians Part 4. Reptiles in the Community 17: Tiffany M. Doan: Plot and transect censuses 18: Indraneil Das: Rapid assessments of reptile diversity 19: Henry Mushinsky and Earl McCoy: Measuring microhabitats used by non-avian reptiles 20: Christine Bishop: Water quality and toxicology 21: C. Kenneth Dodd, Jr.: Richness, diversity and similarity 22: Monika Boehm and Viorel D. Popescu: Landscape ecology, biogeography and GIS methods Part 5. Experimental Applications, Physiological Ecology, Genetics 23: Stephen J. Mullin: Experimental applications 24: Keith Christian, Richard Tracy, and Christopher Tracy: Body temperatures and the thermal environment 25: Nancy Fitzsimmons and Joanne Sumner: Genetics in field ecology and conservation Part 6. Trends Analysis and Conservation Options 26: Darryl MacKenzie: Occupancy models 27: Chris Sutherland and J. Andrew Royle: Estimating abundance 28: Elliott R. Jacobson: Disease, parasites, and biosecurity protocols 29: David A. Pike: Conservation management of reptiles 30: Brian Gratwicke, Matthew Neff, Lindsay Renick Mayer, Sharon Ryan, and Jennifer Sevin: Education and outreach

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Shortlisted for the TWS Wildlife Publication Awards

About the Author

Ken Dodd is currently Courtesy Associate Professor in the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at the University of Florida. He has previously held positions at Mississippi State University as Assistant Professor in 1975, Staff Herpetologist at the Office of Endangered Species in the US Fish and Wildlife Service from 1976 to 1984, and Research Zoologist at the US Geological Survey from 1984 to 2007. He has published over 210 research and popular articles, book reviews and book chapters and edited the Amphibian volume in OUP's Techniques in Ecology and Conservation Series. He is a past President of the Herpetologists' League and was Associate Editor for the Journal of Herpetology for over 8 years. His professional interests are conservation biology, population ecology and demography, monitoring vertebrate populations, sampling approaches, and history of herpetology. Ken lives in Gainesville, Florida, with his wife Marian Griffey and their 8 cats and numerous turtles.


The book not only contains a wealth of information, but is extremely well produced. This is an important collection of methods for all student of reptile ecology and conservation. * Herpetological Review *

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