Books  Reptiles & Amphibians  Reptiles 

Ecology, Conservation, and Status of Reptiles in Canada

Series: Herpetological Conservation Series Volume: 2

By: Carolyn NL Seburn(Editor), Christine A Bishop(Editor), J Whitfield Gibbons(Foreword By)

246 pages, b/w photos, b/w maps, tables

Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles

Hardback | Dec 2006 | #185890 | ISBN: 0916984702
Availability: Usually dispatched within 2-4 weeks Details
NHBS Price: £40.99 $54/€47 approx

About this book

This is the second volume of the series Herpetological Conservation, published by the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles. Volume 2 is produced in association with the Canadian Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Network. Combined with Volume 1, Amphibians in Decline: Canadian Studies of a Global Problem, these two books present a current view of the status of the Canadian herpetofauna and the difficult issues faced in their conservation. Volume 2 includes 11 chapters, including overviews of the ecology and conservation of the major groups (turtles, marine turtles, lizards, and snakes) and discussions of issues and conservation tools. The book concludes with an appendíx describing the current status of all 46 species of Canadian reptiles, including photographs of most of them.

"Canada's reptiles face two primary threats to their continued well-being: humans and cold weather. As for the threat of cold weather, reptiles have evolved and adapted to persíst in the upper half of North American. For the past several thousand years they have successfully taken care of themselves in the face of Canada's climate. But the human threat is new and unrelenting – therein lies the problem faced by reptiles in Canada today."
– J. Whitfield Gibbons, Savannah River Ecology Laboratory (from the Foreword)



Contributors   iv
Foreword   vi
Preface   vii

Chapter 1. Introduction: The Conservation of Reptiles in Canada – Stan A. Orchard   1
Chapter 2. Early Canadian Reptile Studies: Anecdote to Inventory – Francis R. Cook   5
Chapter 3. Life History Implications for Conservation and Monitoring of Lizards in Canada – G. Lawrence Powell and Anthony P. Russell   23
Chapter 4. Biology and Conservation of a Cold-Climate Snake Fauna – Patrick T. Gregory   41
Chapter 5. The Biology, Status and Conservation of Canadian Freshwater Turtles – Ronald J. Brooks    57
Chapter 6. Status and Conservation of Marine Turtles in Canadian Waters – Donald F. McAlpine, Michael C. James, Jon ien and Stan A. Orchard   85
Chapter 7. Application of Genetics to Conservation of Canadian Reptiles – Andrew A. Chek, Kent A. Prior, David A. Galbraith and Stephen C. Lougheed    113
Chapter 8. Health and Disease in Canadian Reptile Populations – Patrick Galois and Martin Ouellet    131
Chapter 9. Traffic Mortality of Reptiles – Jonathan D. Wright    169
Chapter 10. Do Reptiles in Canada Have a Future? An Overview of the Constraints on Conserving Canadian Snakes, Turtles and Lizards – Ronald J. Brooks    183
Chapter 11. A Canadian Reptile Conservation Strategy – Carolyn N. L. Seburn   191
Appendix. Checklist and Status of Canadian Reptiles – Carolyn N. L. Seburn and Ronald J. Brooks, compilers   215
Index   234


Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this book. Be the first to review this book!

Bestsellers in this subject

The Book of Snakes

NHBS Special Offer Price: £29.99 £34.99 (Save £5.00) $39/€34 approx (ends 31/12/2018)

Snakes of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East

NHBS Price: £23.99 $32/€27 approx

A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia

NHBS Price: £24.99 $33/€28 approx

Field Guide to East African Reptiles

NHBS Price: £34.99 $46/€40 approx

VAT: GB 407 4846 44
NHBS Ltd is registered in England and Wales: 1875194