Vertebrate Conservation and Biodiversity

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-07-01
  • Publisher: Springer Verlag

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This book brings together a selection of original studies submitted to Biodiversity and Conservation that address the conservation and biodiversity of vertebrates - particularly those in terrestrial habitats. Vertebrates are, along with plants, the best-known and most intensively studied components of biological diversity on Earth. While studies on vertebrates can be expected to provide models for other groups, they can also pose their own particular problems due to their relative mobility as in some migratory birds. In addition, many mammals and fish are also subject to extensive human exploitation for food or sport. The contributions in this volume are drawn from a wide range of countries - from Australasia, East Africa, Europe, and North, Central and South America. Collectively they provide a snap-shot of the types of studies and actions being taken in vertebrate conservation - topical examples that will make the volume especially valuable for use in conservation biology courses.

Table of Contents

Responses of plant and bird communities to prescribed burning in tallgrass prairies
Population trends and spatial synchrony in peripheral populations of the endangered Lesser grey shrike in response to environmental change
Monitoring mammals in the Caxiuana National Forest, Brazil - First results from the Tropical Ecology, Assessment and Monitoring (TEAM) program
Grassland versus non-grassland bird abundance and diversity in managed grasslands: local, landscape and regional scale effects
Biogeographic patterns of the East African coastal forest vertebrate fauna
Sooty Shearwater (Puffinus griseus) on Guafo Island: the largest seabird colony in the world?
Mexico in the international reptile skin trade: a case study
Use of forest fragments by blue-winged macaws (Primolius maracana) within a fragmented landscape
Commercialization and use of snakes in North and Northeastern Brazil: implications for conservation and management
Philopatry, dispersal patterns and nest-site reuse in Lesser Grey Shrikes (Lanius minor)
Conservation biogeography of anurans in Brazilian Cerrado
Avian responses to tourism in the biogeographically isolated high C=rdoba Mountains, Argentina
Population decline of loggerhead turtles: two potential scenarios for Fethiye beach, Turkey
Habitat use, roost selection and conservation of bats in Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park, Madagascar
Territoriality and survivorship of the Sierra Madre sparrow in La Cima, MFxico
Analysis of the species description process for a little known invertebrate group: the limnoterrestrial tardigrades (Bilateria, Tardigrada)
Environmental correlates for species richness among amphibians and reptiles in a climate transition area
Amphibian diversity in East African biodiversity hotspots: altitudinal and latitudinal patterns
China subregional avian endemism and biodiversity conservation
How resilient are Andean montane forest bird communities to habitat degradation?
Human and natural impacts on forests along lower Tana river, Kenya: implications towards conservation and management of endemic primate species and their habitat
Fragmentation causes rarity in common marmosets in the Atlantic forest of northeastern Brazil
Distribution, abundance, and habitat use of introduced Boa constrictor threatening the native biota of Cozumel Island, Mexico
Camera-trap studies of maned wolf density in the Cerrado and the Pantanal of Brazil
Mammal survey at a ranch of the Brazilian Cerrado
Surveying carnivores at large spatial scales: a comparison of four broad-applied methods;
Habitat and landscape factors associated with neotropical waterbird occurrence and richness in wetland fragments
Livestock husbandry as a tool for carnivore conservation in Africa's community rangelands: a case-control study
Comparison of funding and demand for the conservation of the charismatic koala with those for the critically endangered wombat Lasiorhinus krefftii
Nest site selection in middle and great spotted woodpeckers Dendrocopos medius & D. major: implications for forest management
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