9781588341198

Amphibian Conservation

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    9781588341198

  • ISBN10:

    1588341194

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2003-06-17
  • Publisher: Smithsonian Books
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Summary

Leading amphibian biologist Semlitsch has assembled experts to tackle the timely issue of disappearing and deformed populations of amphibians. Every environmentalist will find this book an accessible and informative examination of what many scientists have called one of the major threats to the world's biodiversity.

Author Biography

Raymond D. Semlitsch is associate professor of biology and director of the Conservation Biology Program at the University of Missouri.

Table of Contents

Foreword vii
David B. Wake
Acknowledgments xi
Introduction: General Threats to Amphibians
1(7)
Raymond D. Semlitsch
Conservation of Pond-Breeding Amphibians
8(16)
Raymond D. Semlitsch
Conservation of North American Stream Amphibians
24(13)
Paul Stephen Corn
R. Bruce Bury
Erin J. Hyde
Conservation of Terrestrial Salamanders with Direct Development
37(16)
Richard L. Wyman
Conservation of Amphibians in the New World Tropics
53(17)
Martha L. Crump
Conservation of Amphibians in the Old World Tropics: Defining Unique Problems Associated with Regional Fauna
70(15)
Jean-Marc Hero
Luke P. Shoo
Natural Population Fluctuations and Human Influences: Null Models and Interactions
85(9)
Joseph H. K. Pechmann
Habitat Destruction and Alteration: Historical Trends and Future Prospects for Amphibians
94(19)
C. Kenneth Dodd Jr.
Lora L. Smith
Invasive Species as a Global Problem: Toward Understanding the Worldwide Decline of Amphibians
113(14)
Joseph M. Kiesecker
Pathogens, Infectious Disease, and Immune Defenses
127(10)
Cynthia Carey
Allan P. Pessier
Angela D. Peace
Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Disease
137(15)
James P. Collins
Jesse L. Brunner
Verma Miera
Matthew J. Parris
Danna M. Schock
Andrew Storfer
Effects of Pesticides on Amphibian Populations
152(16)
Michelle D. Boone
Christine M. Bridges
What Is Causing Deformed Amphibians?
168(19)
Stanley K. Sessions
Global Change: Challenges Facing Amphibians
187(12)
Andrew R. Blaustein
Audrey C. Hatch
Lisa K. Belden
Erin Scheessele
Joseph M. Kiesecker
Human Exploitation of Amphibians: Direct and Indirect Impacts
199(15)
John B. Jensen
Carlos D. Camp
Societal Values and Attitudes: Their History and Sociological Influences on Amphibian Conservation Problems
214(14)
J. Whitfield Gibbons
Managing Ecosystems for Amphibian Conservation
228(14)
Aram J. K. Calhoun
Malcolm L. Hunter Jr.
A Foundation for Conservation and Management of Amphibians
242(19)
Raymond D. Semlitsch
Betsie B. Rothermel
Literature Cited 261(48)
List of Contributors 309(4)
Index 313

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