qAuthoritative and comprehensive--provides an up-to-date description of the tool box of methods for inventorying and monitoring the diverse spectrum of reptiles. All biodiversity scientists will want to have it during project planning and as study progresses. A must for field biologists, conservation planners, and biodiversity managers.q--Jay M. Savage, San Diego State University qKudos to the editors and contributors to this book. From the perspective of a non-ecologist such as myself, who only occasionally needs to intensively sample a particular site or habitat, the quality and clarity of this book has been well worth the wait.q--Jack W. Sites, Jr.How climatic and seasonal factors affect results of biodiversity research depends on the location of the project and the species under study. ... variable, even among species in the same location, as some show wet and dry season differences and others do not (Barbault 1976). ... Other factors influenced by climate and weather, such as prey availability and ecological succession, affect annual variation inanbsp;...
|Author||:||Roy W. McDiarmid|
|Publisher||:||Univ of California Press - 2012|