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The conservation status of the world's reptiles
The results provide the first analysis of the global conservation status and distribution patterns of reptiles and the threats affecting them, highlighting conservation priorities and knowledge gaps which need to be addressed urgently to ensure the continued survival of the world’s reptiles. Expand
Temporal Variation in Anuran Calling Behavior: Implications for Surveys and Monitoring Programs
Abstract Recent awareness of amphibian declines has raised the need for effective monitoring programs. Call surveys are a standard approach to monitoring populations of most anuran species. TemporalExpand
Effects of Habitat Disturbance on Stream Salamanders: Implications for Buffer Zones and Watershed Management
With human populations increasing worldwide, habitat destruction and degradation are among the greatest threats facing wildlife. To minimize the impacts of development on aquatic habitats, numerousExpand
Auditory monitoring of anuran populations
Because anurans rely on vocalization for most communication, detection of species-specifi c calls provides relatively effi cient mechanisms for studying and evaluating the status of anuran populations.Expand
Habitat specificity and home‐range size as attributes of species vulnerability to extinction: a case study using sympatric rattlesnakes
Of the two factors examined, habitat specificity to the imperiled longleaf pine ecosystem may be a significant contributor to the decline of the eastern diamondback rattlesnake. Expand
Severe mammal declines coincide with proliferation of invasive Burmese pythons in Everglades National Park
It is suggested that predation by pythons has resulted in dramatic declines in mammals within ENP and that introduced apex predators, such as giant constrictors, can exert significant top-down pressure on prey populations. Expand
Crab trapping causes population decline and demographic changes in diamondback terrapins over two decades
The changes in demography and sex ratio observed suggest that this terrapin population has declined as a result of selective mortality of smaller individuals in crab traps, and current models are too large to prevent mortality of males and many females in this population. Expand
Monitoring herpetofauna in a managed forest landscape: effects of habitat types and census techniques
Abstract We surveyed the herpetofaunal (amphibian and reptile) communities inhabiting five types of habitat on a managed landscape. We conducted monthly surveys during 1997 in four replicate plots ofExpand