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The Resource California amphibian and reptile species of special concern, Robert C. Thomson, Amber N. Wright, and H. Bradley Shaffer ; Betsy Bolster, Project Manager, Kristi Cripe, Cartographer and GIS Specialist, Sean J. Barry, Robert N. Fisher, Hartwell H. Welsh Jr., Technical Adivsory Committee

California amphibian and reptile species of special concern, Robert C. Thomson, Amber N. Wright, and H. Bradley Shaffer ; Betsy Bolster, Project Manager, Kristi Cripe, Cartographer and GIS Specialist, Sean J. Barry, Robert N. Fisher, Hartwell H. Welsh Jr., Technical Adivsory Committee

Label
California amphibian and reptile species of special concern
Title
California amphibian and reptile species of special concern
Statement of responsibility
Robert C. Thomson, Amber N. Wright, and H. Bradley Shaffer ; Betsy Bolster, Project Manager, Kristi Cripe, Cartographer and GIS Specialist, Sean J. Barry, Robert N. Fisher, Hartwell H. Welsh Jr., Technical Adivsory Committee
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 develop a novel set of risk metrics to identify both special concern species and their threats, including population declines, range size and restrictions, and ecological specializations and niche restrictions. In addition to detailed species accounts, the book provides a quantitative analysis of the conservation status and pressing management issues facing individual species and the state's reptile and amphibian 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 Amphibians 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"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
CU-S/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1982-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thomson, Robert C.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QL644.73.U5
LC item number
T46 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1978-
  • 1953-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Wright, Amber N.
  • Shaffer, H. Bradley
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rare amphibians
  • Rare reptiles
Label
California amphibian and reptile species of special concern, Robert C. Thomson, Amber N. Wright, and H. Bradley Shaffer ; Betsy Bolster, Project Manager, Kristi Cripe, Cartographer and GIS Specialist, Sean J. Barry, Robert N. Fisher, Hartwell H. Welsh Jr., Technical Adivsory Committee
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-353) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Frogs and toads -- Salamanders -- Lizards -- Snakes -- Turtles
Control code
ocn923795989
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xv, 390 pages
Isbn
9780520290907
Lccn
2015048152
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026331790
Other physical details
color illustrations, color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)923795989
Label
California amphibian and reptile species of special concern, Robert C. Thomson, Amber N. Wright, and H. Bradley Shaffer ; Betsy Bolster, Project Manager, Kristi Cripe, Cartographer and GIS Specialist, Sean J. Barry, Robert N. Fisher, Hartwell H. Welsh Jr., Technical Adivsory Committee
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-353) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Frogs and toads -- Salamanders -- Lizards -- Snakes -- Turtles
Control code
ocn923795989
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xv, 390 pages
Isbn
9780520290907
Lccn
2015048152
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026331790
Other physical details
color illustrations, color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)923795989

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