A KANSAS SNAKE COMMUNITY: Composition and Changes Over 50 Years

Author(s)

Fitch, Henry S.

 

 

Edition

Orig. Ed 1999

Pages

ISBN #

Cloth/Paper

U.S. Dollars

178

0-89464-996-5

C

$54.25

Description

Reviews

A Kansas Snake Community summarizes findings from a field study of 50 consecutive years on the 18 species of snakes found on the University of Kansas Natural History Reservation and adjoining sections of land. It is the longest running single-site, ecological research study of vertebrates ever done. The data is based on more than 31,000 capture records. Individual histories were investigated by mark-and-recapture and by radiotelemetry, and reveal information about seasonal schedules, food, reproduction, growth, survivorship, and responses to weather and climate.

"Fitch's latest is surely Krieger's finest in herpetology - a magnificent volume, well printed with all those little bits of data that were not in the technical papers Fitch published during his over half of century of research on the snakes of the American State of Kansas." -- Indraneil Das, Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation, Hamadryad, Vol.24, No.1

"This is a major book in the natural history of snakes… it does provide an unparalleled insight into the changing demography and community structures of snakes." -- David Seburn, Seburn Ecological Services, The Canadian Field-Naturalist, March 2000

"The book, a gold mine of data for the 13 more common species, will undoubtedly serve as a source for many theories about snake communities… it is an unrivaled compendium of a half-century's history of a single snake community… Above all it is a tribute to the perseverance, fortitude, and curiosity of Henry Fitch." -- David Cundall, The Quarterly Review of Biology, Volume 74, 2000

"Combine this half-century study with the dedication, work ethic, and abilities of Dr. Henry Fitch, and you have a body of field biology data that is destined to be a classic…This book is must reading for anyone interested in reptilian field biology, not only because of its excellent content, but the unique presentation of data in a very unpretentious, readable, comprehendible style." -- Manny Rubio, Sonoran Herpetologist, 14 (4), 2001

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