This volume sets out to provide an overview of recent research on all aspects of amphibian ecology and behaviour and to illustrate its application to practical conservation measures for this major group of animals. Its broad scope makes it of relevance to students of general biology, ecology and conservation, but also to professionals in industries and agencies involved with environmental issues and nature conservation.
Preface. What are amphibians? Why study amphibians? Evolution and phylogeny. Behavioural ecology. Population ecology. Community ecology. Distribution, abundance and extinction risk. Threats to amphibians. How to conserve amphibians. Amphibian conservation in action. References. Appendix. Index.