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Nondestructive indices of trace element exposure in squamate reptiles.
It is suggested that nondestructive sampling techniques, particularly analyses of blood and tail clips, may be easily applied in evaluations of contaminant exposure in the field and laboratory and may prevent excessive destructive sampling of potentially threatened reptile species.
Species- and stage-specific differences in trace element tissue concentrations in amphibians: implications for the disposal of coal-combustion wastes.
Information on species- and stage-specific patterns of contaminant accumulation is generally lacking for amphibians, yet such information could provide valuable knowledge on how amphibians interact
No place like home: an experimental comparison of reintroduction strategies using snakes
It is contended that an individual’s prior experience is an important factor in determining their behaviour and performance during the phase of early establishment at an unfamiliar site, which suggests the existence of common underlying mechanisms influencing the outcome of reintroduction attempts, and provides a potentially useful framework for improving reintroduction efforts.
Effects of chronic dietary exposure to trace elements on banded water snakes (Nerodia fasciata).
It is confirmed that diet can be a significant route of exposure to trace elements in snakes and indicate that further studies on snakes are warranted to better understand their responses to contaminants.
Heterogeneous wetland complexes, buffer zones, and travel corridors: Landscape management for freshwater reptiles
While the importance of nearby terrestrial habitats is gaining recognition in contemporary wetland management strategies, it is rarely recognized that different wetlands are often diverse in their
Comparative water snake ecology: conservation of mobile animals that use temporally dynamic resources
Abstract Obtaining information on movement and spatial patterns of animals and understanding the factors that shape their movements about the landscape are critical steps in designing conservation
Effects of Body Mass and Temperature on Standard Metabolic Rate in the Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake (Crotalus adamanteus)
It is predicted that as Tb increases, so must prey consumption to meet annual SMR energy demands, and Tb variation likely affects patterns of energy acquisition and use and, in turn, influences processes such as growth and reproduction.
Wetland and upland use patterns in semi-aquatic snakes: Implications for wetland conservation
Conservation efforts require detailed knowledge of a species' habitat use and movements about the landscape. We radio-tracked sympatric congeners, the Copperbelly Water Snake (Nerodia erythrogaster
The influence of circadian rhythms on pre- and post-prandial metabolism in the snake Lamprophis fuliginosus.
Frequent VO2 measurements over multiple days, coupled with mathematical methods that reduce the influence of undesired sources of VO2 variation are needed to reliably assess SMR and SDA in animals exhibiting strong circadian cycles.
Maintenance of variable responses for coping with wetland drying in freshwater turtles.
Factors influencing the decisions made by individuals in a population of freshwater turtles in response to wetland drying in southeastern Australia are examined, suggesting behavioral decisions are conditional or state dependent and influenced by local and landscape factors.