• Corpus ID: 88815096

NATURAL HISTORY AND ABUNDANCE OF SOUTHEASTERN FIVE-LINED SKINKS, EUMECES INEXPECTATUS, ON A PERIODICALLY BURNED SANDHILL IN FLORIDA

@article{Mushinsky1992NATURALHA,
  title={NATURAL HISTORY AND ABUNDANCE OF SOUTHEASTERN FIVE-LINED SKINKS, EUMECES INEXPECTATUS, ON A PERIODICALLY BURNED SANDHILL IN FLORIDA},
  author={Henry R. Mushinsky},
  journal={Herpetologica},
  year={1992},
  volume={48},
  pages={307-312}
}
  • H. Mushinsky
  • Published 1992
  • Environmental Science
  • Herpetologica
The southeastern five-lined skink, Eumeces inexpectatus, occurs in a wide range of habitats throughout Florida, but it is most abundant in scrub and sandhill (high pine) habitats. Both the scrub and sandhill habitats are fire maintained, and resident animals respond to the frequency of burning. During 7 yr of study, adult males were trapped most often in March and April and adult females most often after nesting and hatching of young, from late June to mid- July. As judged by the number of… 
Effects of Fire History on Amphibian and Reptile Assemblages in Rosemary Scrub
TLDR
Florida scrub is a fire-maintained ecosystem with a high concentration of endemic and imperiled species, and it is suggested that indirect fire-induced changes may be more important than fire per se.
The effects of fire on the frillneck lizard (Chlamydosaurus kingii) in northern Australia
TLDR
Volume and composition of lizard stomach contents was broadly similar among fire treatments over a 2 year period, although termites were more predominant in stomach contents of lizards in unburnt habitat, which demonstrates the importance of different fire intensities and regimes on the ecology of a lizard species in a tropical savanna.
Density of Prairie Skinks (Eumeces septentrionalis) in Old-field Habitats
TLDR
Prairie skink density increased with successional age but the mechanisms responsible for this pattern remain unclear, and the influence of habitat characteristics on density was evaluated.
Impact of Non‐Native Plant Removal on Lizards in Riparian Habitats in the Southwestern United States
TLDR
Overall, removal of nonnative plants seems beneficial, or at least is non-damaging, to lizard communities of the MRG forest, and information on habitat associations of lizard communities will help land managers balance management objectives with other considerations, such as providing important wildlife habitat.
Fire Regimes and the Demography of the Lizard Micrablepharus atticolus (Squamata, Gymnophthalmidae) in a Biodiversity Hotspot
TLDR
Investigating the effects of different fire regimes on the demography of the gymnophthalmid Micrablepharus atticolus, an endemic lizard of the Cerrado found that frequent burns should favor its populations, but both fire-suppression and more severe fire regimes were seemingly detrimental.
Responses of Lizards to Three Experimental Fires in the Savanna Forests of Kakadu National Park
  • C. Or
  • Environmental Science
  • 1994
TLDR
Early-burn sites were significantly richer in lizard species and overall lizard abundance, Shannon-Wiener diversity and Detrended Correspondence Analysis (DCA) 1 and DCA 2 scores were not significantly different, suggesting that habitat partitioning has a stronger influence than the direct effects of fire.
Lizard microhabitat and fire fuel management
Effect of High‐Intensity Wildfire and Silvicultural Treatments on Reptile Communities in Sand‐Pine Scrub
TLDR
The patchwork of age classes created by current clearcutting patterns could serve as a barrier to lizard dispersal and impede metapopulation dynamics and the absence of a true control suggests caution in interpreting the results of this study.
...
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 11 REFERENCES
EFFECTS OF FIRE ON CLONAL GROWTH AND DYNAMICS OF PITYOPSIS GRAMINIFOLIA (ASTERACEAE)
TLDR
The results showed that the responses to fire in P. graminifolia are different when measured at the genet vs. ramet level and that the effects of fire on clones can be explained by demographic responses of plant parts, suggesting that disturbances other than fire are important for new genet recruitment in these clonal populations.
The effect of burning-off tussock grassland on the population density of common skinks
TLDR
The density of a population of common skinks in tussock grassland was measured before and after the vegetation was burnt, and skink survival is attributed to the low heat of the fire and to the possible use of crevices for shelter.
Pygidial secretions ofPasimachus subsulcatus (Coleoptera: Carabidae) deter predation byEumeces inexpectatus (Squamata: Scincidae)
TLDR
Analysis of gut contents and field feeding trials indicate that Pasimachus are not ingested by the lizard, yet arthropods of comparable size and exoskeleton thickness are ingested, indicating that the beetle is protected chemically from the lizard.
Successional Relationships of Five Florida Plant Communities
TLDR
It is proposed that the bluejack oak sandhill, turkey oaksandhill, and xeric hammock communities are changing toward a form of mesic hammock, although the scrub was not changing in species composition, the individual trees were growing in number and size and the community may possibly become a xeric Hammock.
Foraging and Diet of a Diurnal Predator (Eumeces laticeps) Feeding on Hidden Prey
TLDR
The diet of Eumeces laticeps consists of a variety of insects and their larvae, snails, isopods, spiders, Anolis lizards, and even juvenile EumECes, and various measures of prey size correlate with size of the lizards' trophic structures.
High temperature of forest fires under pines as a selective advantage over oaks
In many temperate ecosystems succession from pine forest to hardwoods is interrupted by fire, resulting in a fire climax dominated by pines1–3. As natural selection operates through both processes of
The influence of fire periodicity on habitat structure
Numerous biotic and abiotic agents of disturbance operating at different scales influence the diversity, composition, architecture, spatial patterning, and productivity of a variety of community
...
...