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Frogs and Reptiles of the Murray-Darling Basin: A Guide to Their Identification, Ecology and ConservationArtist/Author: Swan, Michael
The Murray–Darling Basin spans more than 1 million square kilometres across the lower third of Queensland, most of New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, northern Victoria and the south-eastern corner of South Australia. Wildlife habitats range from the floodplains of the Basin to alpine areas, making the region of special ecological and environmental interest.
This book is the first comprehensive guide to the 310 species of frogs and reptiles living in the Murray–Darling Basin. An overview of each of the 22 catchment areas introduces the unique and varied climates, topography, vegetation and fauna. Comprehensive species accounts include diagnostic features, conservation ratings, photographs and distribution maps for all frogs, freshwater turtles, lizards and snakes recorded in this important region.
Amphibian and Reptile Adaptations to the Environment: Interplay Between Physiology and BehaviorArtist/Author: Vieira de Andrade, Denis, Catherine R. Bevier, José Eduardo de Carvalho
Despite their diversity, amphibians and reptiles share many physiological traits, such as their dependence on external heat sources for body temperature regulation, that are of pivotal importance to their ability to cope with the environment. Considerable variation in physiological capabilities exists in these groups and often can be related to seasonal and geographic differences in environmental parameters. This book provides a comprehensive and integrative view of the interplay between physiology and behavior in amphibians and reptiles, leading to a better understanding of the subject.
The book covers topics that have recently been in the spotlight for scientific research on the physiology, behavior, and conservation of amphibians and reptiles. It brings together recent information from a range of disciplines that address critical topics for understanding their biology. As these studies are scattered across articles in specialized journals, this book provides a single and expanded source summarizing such advancements.
This book maintains a solid scientific basis for the biological topics covered. However, it presents the material in a clear and direct manner so that it is accessible even to non-biologists interested in the basic biology, behavior, and ecology of these animals as well as how these elements are connected to their conservation.
Amphibians of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East: A Photographic GuideArtist/Author: Dufresnes, Christophe
This photographic field guide is a practical, compact and yet exhaustive reference covering all European amphibian species, rom familiar frogs and toads, to exotic salamanders and caecilians.
Amphibians of Britain and Europe covers all 127 species found in the region; each species account describes their appearance, habitat and behaviour, and includes accurate and up-to-date distribution maps, and photos that emphasis key identification features, assisting rapid identification in the field.
Introductory sections describe the general biology of amphibians, their classification, ecology, life-history cycles, diversity and conservation. The species are then described in sections organised by family, with each account covering points of interest such as behaviour, subspecies, eggs and tadpoles and dimorphism, all in rich photographic detail
Herpetofauna Workers’ ManualArtist/Author: Gent, Tony, Steve Gibson
An indispensable manual for conservationists throughout the UK and much of mainland Europe. It provides conservation guidance on the twelve non-marine amphibian and reptile species native to the British Isles. It covers a wide range of issues, from advice on surveying to reintroductions.
Reed Concise Guide: Frogs of AustraliaArtist/Author: Anstis, Marion
Amphibian biology, volume eleven, status and decline of amphibians Eastern Hemisphere, part three: Western Europe.Artist/Author: Heatwole, Harold and John W. Wilkinson, editors.
This volume assesses the status of amphibian decline and extinction in Britain, Ireland, The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain and Portugal. Experts from each country contribute a chapter describing the ecological background and the conservation status of affected species, with an emphasis on native species. As well as infectious diseases and parasites (also covered in a general chapter), threats take the form of introduced and invasive species, pollution, destruction and alteration of habitat, and climate change. All these countries have monitoring schemes and conservation programmes, whose origins and activities are described. Recommendations for action are also made.
volume one: the integument [stock id 4018], volume two: social behaviour , volume three: sensory perception , volume four: palaeontology , volume five: osteology , volume six: endocrinology , volume seven: systematics , volume eight: amphibian decline , volume nine part one , volume nine part two [33481, volume nine part three  and volume ten . Further volumes are planned to cover such topics as embryology, endocrinology, biomechanics, ecology, populations, life histories, digestion, circulation, anatomy, cell biology and biogeography.
The ecology and behavior of amphibians.Artist/Author: Wells, Kentwood D.
With more than six thousand species, amphibians are more diverse than mammals and are found on every continent save Antarctica. This title serves as a celebration of amphibian life and the ecological and behavioural adaptations that have made it a successful component of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.
Patterns of distribution of amphibians: a global perspective.Artist/Author: Duellman, William E., editor.
The first synthesis of information on the worldwide distribution of amphibians.
Tadpoles: the biology of Anuran larvae.Artist/Author: McDiarmid, Roy W. and Ronald Altig, editors.
Possibly the first book ever written on the topic, which covers all aspects of their biology and development. With an exhaustive literature review of tadpole biology.