AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES: STATUS AND CONSERVATION IN FLORIDA

Author(s)

Meshaka Jr., Walter E. (Ed.)

Babbitt, Kimberly J.

 

Edition

Orig. Ed 2005

Pages

ISBN #

Cloth/Paper

U.S. Dollars

334

1-57524-251-6

C

$80.25

Description

Reviews

For the first time a broad cross-section of distinguished researchers come together to address the conservation of Florida's rich but imperiled herpetofauna. The 27 contributions represent original research, essays, and reviews that identify contemporary threats to amphibians and reptiles and to the system that supports them. In the Synthesis of the book, Meshaka and Babbitt draw from these works and from prior discussions with the contributors to provide consensus regarding the most important threats facing the conservation of Florida's herpetofauna and proffer clear courses of action to ensure a viable future for this segment of Florida's natural legacy. Ultimately, the reader will see convincingly that conservation of Florida amphibians and reptiles can be achieved at several levels. Readable in style, contemporary in subject matter, this work is a snapshot of the present and a blueprint for the future of conservation action in Florida.

"… definitely has a place in the classroom… effectively brings together a broad picture of the conservation status of Florida's herpetofauna." -- Jeremy Konwiser, Animal Keepers' Forum, Vol.32, No.11, November 2005

"… a wealth of information on specialized biological investigations in Florida's uplands, wetlands, rivers, and estuarine systems… a welcome and seminal contribution to herpetofauna in general, and Floridian amphibians and reptile wildlife in particular." -- Carol Volk, Midwest Book Review, November 2005

"Particularly valuable is the copious use of specific field data to support conservation suggestions and the attempts throughout to suggest management changes that may be effective under constantly modified ecological circumstances. Despite the scientific approach, the narrative is easy to read and comprehend. Ideally, those who can make the necessary changes will heed the many suggestions of these authorities. Highly recommended." -- E.D. Keiser, University of Mississippi, CHOICE, March 2006

"This book is a welcome addition to the many previous accounts of Florida's fauna because of its timeliness from a conservation perspective and its diversity of topics in addressing the issue for amphibians and reptiles, which have a rich natural heritage in the state… a useful product for conservation biologists and others interested in tracking the changing status of native species." -- J. Whitfield Gibbons, Applied Herpetology, 3: 83-85

"… some of the most important papers published on Florida's herpetofauna to date…focuses specifically on the conservation issues our state faces. For those studying amphibians and reptiles, or other vertebrates, this book is a must-have for your collection due to the level of detail and important issues this book addresses." -- David A. Pike, Environmental Services Group, Florida Scientist, Vol. 68 2006

"This book provides a wonderful synthesis of the effects of an "ever-worsening collision of human activity", and its effect on the fauna of Florida." -- Harlan D. Walley and Theresa L. Wusterbarth, Bulletin of the Maryland Herpetological Society, March 2006

"For anyone doing research on reptiles or amphibians in Florida, or for those concerned with their management and conservation, this is a textbook they should have access to. Not all of the chapters will be of immediate interest, but some will be important citations, especially as population pressure in Florida grows and as natural habitats continue to shrink." --Richard A. Seigel, The Quarterly Review of Biology, Volume 81, Number 2, June 2006

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