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California Amphibian and Reptile Species of Special Concern

Thomson, Robert C., Wright, Amber N., Shaffer, H. Bradley

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ISBN 10: 0520290909 / ISBN 13: 9780520290907
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Provides an up-to-date synthesis of the knowledge regarding the biology and conservation risks faced by 45 of California's most sensitive amphibian and reptile species. This title focuses on identifying threats, concrete recommendations for management and recovery, and future research needs. Num Pages: 416 pages, 100 color photos and illustrations. BIC Classification: 1KBBWF; PSVW3; PSVW5. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 254 x 178. . . 2016. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780520290907

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Title: California Amphibian and Reptile Species of ...

Publisher: University of California Press

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: New

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One of the most important hotspots of herpetological biodiversity in the United States, California is home to many endemic amphibians and reptiles found nowhere else on earth. Many of these taxa have unique ecological and morphological specializations, and their management is an important conservation challenge. Increasing climate change impacts, human development, and extreme drought mean many of these species face an ever-greater risk of extinction.
 
California Amphibian and Reptile Species of Special Concern provides an up-to-date synthesis of the current state of knowledge regarding the biology and conservation risks faced by 45 of California’s most sensitive amphibian and reptile species. With the goal of enhancing management based on the best available science, the authors developed a novel set of risk metrics to identify special concern species and the threats they face, including population declines, range size and restrictions, and ecological specializations and niche restrictions. In addition to detailed species accounts, this book provides a quantitative analysis of the conservation status and pressing management issues facing individual species and the state’s amphibian and reptile fauna as a whole. The volume focuses on identifying threats, concrete recommendations for management and recovery, and future research needs. The text is complemented by detailed distribution maps, color photos, and graphs.
 
Written in nontechnical language, California Amphibian and Reptile Species of Special Concern will be a valuable resource to a broad range of users from resource managers, field biologists, and academic herpetologists to students and recreational naturalists.

Published in association with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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"The most thorough treatment of conservation status and supporting information for California. For decades to come, it will be indispensible for consultants and resource managers proposing or evaluating changes in land or water use in California." -David Bradford, Chair, California/Nevada Amphibian Populations Task Force"The work is a superior original and expansive synthesis of all information related to the conservation risk faced by amphibians and reptiles that qualify as Species of Special Concern." -Catherine Darst, Assistant Field Supervisor, US Fish and Wildlife Office, Ventura County

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