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Measuring and Monitoring Biological Diversity

Measuring and Monitoring Biological Diversity

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Edited by Ronald HeyerAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Ronald Heyer , Maureen A. DonnellyAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Maureen A. Donnelly , Mercedes FosterAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Mercedes Foster and Roy McdiarmidAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Roy Mcdiarmid

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
  • Publisher: Smithsonian Books
  • On Sale: February 17, 1994
  • Price: $36.95
  • ISBN: 978-1-56098-284-5 (1-56098-284-5)
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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.

“Comprehensive.”–Conservation Biology