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Measuring and Monitoring Biological Diversity : Standard Methods for Amphibians - W.Ronald Heyer

Measuring and Monitoring Biological Diversity

Standard Methods for Amphibians

By: W.Ronald Heyer (Editor)

Paperback Published: 17th February 1994
ISBN: 9781560982845
Number Of Pages: 320

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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.

"Comprehensive."--Conservation Biology

Authors and Contributors
Introductionp. 1
Amphibian Diversity and Natural History: An Overviewp. 5
Essentials of Standardization and Quantificationp. 17
Research Design for Quantitative Amphibian Studiesp. 21
Keys to a Successful Project: Associated Data and Planningp. 41
Standard Techniques for Inventory and Monitoringp. 75
Supplemental Approaches to Studying Amphibian Biodiversityp. 143
Estimating Population Sizep. 183
Analysis of Amphibian Biodiversity Datap. 207
Conclusions and Recommendationsp. 271
Appendix 1: Handling Live Amphibiansp. 275
Appendix 2: Techniques for Marking Amphibiansp. 277
Appendix 3: Recording Frog Callsp. 285
Appendix 4: Preparing Amphibians as Scientific Specimensp. 289
Appendix 5: Collecting Tissue for Biochemical Analysisp. 299
Appendix 6: Vendorsp. 303
Appendix 7: Table of Random Numbersp. 313
Glossaryp. 325
Literature Citedp. 329
Indexp. 351
Addresses of Authors and Contributorsp. 361
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ISBN: 9781560982845
ISBN-10: 1560982845
Series: Biological Diversity Handbook
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 17th February 1994
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.15  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.67