Get 40% off select Statistics books or choose from thousands of Archive eBooks at 9.99 each!

New Zealand Lizards

Editors: Chapple, David (Ed.)

Free Preview
  • Provides complete overview on the New Zealand lizard fauna 
  • Brings together the world’s leading experts to produce an authoritative overview of the history, taxonomy, biogeography, ecology, life-history, and conservation of New Zealand lizards 
  • Broadens your understanding of one of the most diverse lizard fauna of any cool, temperate region on Earth
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook 118,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-41674-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 155,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-41672-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Softcover 155,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-82407-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
About this book

This edited volume is a timely and comprehensive summary of the New Zealand lizard fauna. Nestled in the south-west Pacific, New Zealand is a large archipelago that displays the faunal signatures of both its Gondwanan origins, and more recent oceanic island influences. New Zealand was one of the last countries on Earth to be discovered, and likewise, the full extent of the faunal diversity present within the archipelago is only just starting to be appreciated. This is no better exemplified than in lizards, where just 30 species (20 skinks, 10 geckos) were recognized in the 1950s, but now 104 are formally or informally recognized (61 skinks, 43 geckos). Thus, New Zealand contains one of the most diverse lizard faunas of any cool, temperate region on Earth. This book brings together the world’s leading experts in the field to produce an authoritative overview of the history, taxonomy, biogeography, ecology, life-history, physiology and conservation of New Zealand lizards.

About the authors

Dr David Chapple is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Biological Sciences at Monash University, Australia. He completed his PhD at the Australian National University on the evolutionary ecology and molecular phylogenetics of Liopholis skinks. Dr Chapple then moved to Victoria University of Wellington to complete an Allan Wilson Centre postdoctoral fellowship on the origin, evolution and biogeography of New Zealand lizards. He returned to Australia to take up an Australian Research Council postdoctoral fellowship at Museum Victoria on the invasion dynamics of the delicate skink; a research program that continues to this day. Dr Chapple has been an Associate Editor of both Conservation Genetics and the Journal of Herpetology, and is currently a guest editor for a special issue of Biological Conservation on reptile conservation. He is an expert assessor for the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) for New Zealand skinks, and has provided expert advice to a range of government and conservation agencies, including the Lord Howe Island Board, Zoos Victoria, and the New Zealand Department of Conservation. Dr Chapple’s research group investigates the evolutionary ecology of environmental change, using squamate reptiles as model systems in which to examine ecological and evolutionary processes.

Reviews

“In this comprehensive and authoritative volume, David Chapple and co-authors have compiled a fascinating overview of the New Zealand lizards. … the book excels and will provide a notable point of reference for both current and future reptile researchers. … this book would provide a useful additional resource for university taught courses in fields such as ecology, evolution and conservation. … I would definitely recommend the book in its entirety … .” (Oliver J. S. Tallowin, Frontiers of Biogeography, Vol. 9 (1), 2017)


Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook 118,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-41674-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 155,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-41672-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Softcover 155,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-82407-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New Zealand Lizards
Editors
  • David Chapple
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-41674-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-41674-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-41672-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-82407-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 375
Number of Illustrations
17 b/w illustrations, 31 illustrations in colour
Topics