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Main Title Measuring and monitoring biological diversity. Standard methods for amphibians /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Heyer, W. Ronald.
Publisher Smithsonian Institution Press,
Year Published 1994
OCLC Number 27223843
ISBN 1560982845; 9781560982845; 1560982705; 9781560982708
Subjects Amphibian surveys--Methodology ; Amphibians--Monitoring ; Biodiversity--Measurement ; Biodiversity--Monitoring ; Amphibiens--Spciation--Recherche ; Diversité biologique--Mesure ; Amphibians--Speciation--Research ; Biological diversity--Measurement
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJDM  QL645.4.M43 1994 Env Science Center Library/Ft Meade,MD 02/06/2017
EKBM  QL645.4.M43 1994 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 03/14/1997
ESAM  QL645.4.M43 1993 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/04/1994
ESBM  QL645.4.M43 1994 CPHEA/PESD Library/Corvallis,OR 04/15/1994 STATUS
Collation xix, 364 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-350) and index.
Contents Notes
Introduction -- Amphibian diversity and natural history: an overview -- Essentials of standardization and quantification -- Research design for quantitative amphibian studies -- Keys to a successful project: associated data and planning -- Standard techniques for inventory and monitoring -- Supplemental approaches to studying amphibian biodiversity -- Estimating population size -- Analysis of amphibian biodiversity data -- Conclusion and recommendations -- Handling live amphibians -- Techniques for marking amphibians -- Recording frog calls -- Preparing amphibians as scientific specimens -- Collecting tissue for biochemical analysis -- Vendors -- Table of random numbers. As the Earth's number of species decreases, biologists have been concerned particularly with general decline in amphibian populations, viewing them as particularly sensitive indicators of the health of the environment. Yet one of the most difficult problems in conservation biology is the lack of baseline data against which to measure population changes. Measuring and Monitoring Biological Diversity is the first book to provide comprehensive coverage of standard methods for biodiversity sampling of amphibians, with information on analyzing and using data that will interest biologists in general. In this manual, nearly fifty herpetologists recommend ten standard sampling procedures for measuring and monitoring amphibian and many other populations. The contributors discuss each procedure, along with the circumstances for its appropriate use. In addition, they provide a detailed protocol for each procedure's implementation, a list of necessary equipment and personnel, and suggestions for analyzing the data. The data obtained using these standard methods are comparable across sites and through time and, as a result, are extremely useful for making decisions about habitat protection, sustained use, and restoration - decisions that are particularly relevant for threatened amphibian populations.