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Vertebrate Conservation and Biodiversity

Hawksworth, David L., Bull, Alan T. (Eds.)

Reprinted from BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION, 16:4, 2007

2007, X, 494 p.

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  • Draws together a wide range of peer-reviewed primary research papers from biodiversity researchers around the world
  • Provides examples from a wide spectrum of issues representing the current state-of-the art in arthropods
  • Offers examples of recent work, which are usable as case studies for courses in ecology, restoration, biodiversity, conservation
  • Enables specialist researchers to see primary research papers tackling problems in arthropods

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.

Reprinted from Biodiversity and Conservation, volume 16:4 (2007)

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Animal ecology - Biodiversity - Conservation biology - Ecology - Fauna - Hotspot - Species richness - Terrestrial ecology - Vertebrates - environment - wetland

Related subjects » Animal Sciences - Ecology

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1. Responses of plant and bird communities to prescribed burning in tallgrass prairies; F. van Dyke et al.- 2. Population trends and spatial synchrony in peripheral populations of the endangered Lesser grey shrike in response to environmental change; D. Giralt, F. Valera.- 3. Monitoring mammals in the Caxiuanã National Forest, Brazil – First results from the Tropical Ecology, Assessment and Monitoring (TEAM) program; S. de Souza Martins et al.- 4. Grassland versus non-grassland bird abundance and diversity in managed grasslands: local, landscape and regional scale effects; P. Batáry et al.- 5. Biogeographic patterns of the East African coastal forest vertebrate fauna; E.T. Azeria et al.- 6. Sooty Shearwater (Puffinus griseus) on Guafo Island: the largest seabird colony in the world?; R. Reyes-Arriagada et al.- 7. Mexico in the international reptile skin trade: a case study; I. Arroyo-quiroz et al.- 8. Use of forest fragments by blue-winged macaws (Primolius maracana) within a fragmented landscape; M. Flávia Conti Nunes, M. Galetti.- 9. Commercialization and use of snakes in North and Northeastern Brazil: implications for conservation and management; R. Romeu da Nobrega Alves, G. Alves Pereira Filho.- 10. Philopatry, dispersal patterns and nest-site reuse in Lesser Grey Shrikes (Lanius minor); A. Kristín et al.- 11. Conservation biogeography of anurans in Brazilian Cerrado; J.A. Felizola Diniz-Filho et al.- 12. Avian responses to tourism in the biogeographically isolated high Córdoba Mountains, Argentina; L. Heil et al.- 13. Population decline of loggerhead turtles: two potentialscenarios for Fethiye beach, Turkey; Ç. Ilgaz et al.- 14. Habitat use, roost selection and conservation of bats in Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park, Madagascar; A. Kofoky et al.- 15. Territoriality and survivorship of the Sierra Madre sparrow in La Cima, México; A. Oliveras de Ita, H. Gomez de Silva.- 16. Analysis of the species description process for a little known invertebrate group: the limnoterrestrial tardigrades (Bilateria, Tardigrada); N. Guil, F.J. Cabrero-Sanudo.- 17. Environmental correlates for species richness among amphibians and reptiles in a climate transition area; C. Soares, J. Carlos Brito.- 18. Amphibian diversity in East African biodiversity hotspots: altitudinal and latitudinal patterns; J.C. Poynton et al.- 19. China subregional avian endemism and biodiversity conservation; F.-M. Lei et al.- 20. How resilient are Andean montane forest bird communities to habitat degradation?; N. O’Dea, R.J. Whittaker.- 21. Human and natural impacts on forests along lower Tana river, Kenya: implications towards conservation and management of endemic primate species and their habitat; N. Nthenya Moinde-Fockler et al.- 22. Fragmentation causes rarity in common marmosets in the Atlantic forest of northeastern Brazil; A.R. Mendes Pontes et al.- 23. Distribution, abundance, and habitat use of introduced Boa constrictor threatening the native biota of Cozumel Island, Mexico; I. Romero-Nájera et al.- 24. Camera-trap studies of maned wolf density in the Cerrado and the Pantanal of Brazil; M. Trolle et al.- 25. Mammal survey at a ranch of the Brazilian Cerrado; M. Trolle et al.- 26. Surveying carnivores at

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