For the first time a broad cross-section of distinguished researchers come together to address the conservation of Florida's rich but imperiled herpetofauna. The 36 contributions represent original research, essays, and reviews that identify contemporary threats to amphibians and reptiles and to the system that supports them. In the Synthesis of the book, Meshaka and Babbitt draw from these works and from prior discussions with the contributors to provide consensus regarding the most important threats facing the conservation of Florida's herpetofauna and proffer clear courses of action to ensure a viable future for this segment of Florida's natural legacy. Ultimately, the reader will see convincingly that conservation of Florida amphibians and reptiles can be achieved at several levels. Readable in style, contemporary in subject matter, this work is a snapshot of the present and a blueprint for the future of conservation action in Florida.Bartlett and Bartlett (1999) described the production of several clutches of two eggs by each breeding female of the Indo-Pacific ... Clearly future studies should focus on the reproductive biology of these more recently established species. The virtual replacement of the previously ubiquitous the Mediterranean gecko on the Lower Florida Keys by the tropical ... In addition, hatching success may be higher in calcareous-shelled eggs due to the reduction in moisture related problems.
|Title||:||Amphibians and Reptiles|
|Author||:||Walter E. Meshaka, Kimberly Jane Babbitt|