Measuring and Monitoring Biological Diversity (Paperback)

Standard Methods for Amphibians

By Ronald Heyer (Editor), Maureen A. Donnelly (Editor), Mercedes Foster (Editor), Roy Mcdiarmid (Editor)

Smithsonian Books, 9781560982845, 384pp.

Publication Date: February 17, 1994

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Description

Measuring and Monitoring Biological Diversity is the first book to provide comprehensive coverage of standard methods for biodiversity sampling of amphibians, with information on analyzing and using data that will interest biologists in general.

In this manual, nearly fifty herpetologists recommend ten standard sampling procedures for measuring and monitoring amphibian and many other populations. The contributors discuss each procedure, along with the circumstances for its appropriate use. In addition, they provide a detailed protocol for each procedure's implementation, a list of necessary equipment and personnel, and suggestions for analyzing the data.

The data obtained using these standard methods are comparable across sites and through time and, as a result, are extremely useful for making decisions about habitat protection, sustained use, and restoration—decisions that are particularly relevant for threatened amphibian populations.


About the Author

W. Ronald Heyer is a research zoologist for the National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian Institution. Maureen A. Donnelly is a research associate at the American Museum of Natural History. Roy W. McDiarmid is a research zoologist and curator of amphibians and reptiles for the US Fish and Wildlife Service at the National Museum of Natural History. Lee-Ann C. Hayek is the chief mathematical statistician at the National Museum of Natural History. Mercedes S. Foster is a research zoologist and curator of birds for the US Fish and Wildlife Service at the National Museum of Natural History.


Praise For Measuring and Monitoring Biological Diversity: Standard Methods for Amphibians

“Comprehensive.”—Conservation Biology