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About this book
About this book
This review of Pennsylvania's conservation efforts focuses exclusively on the state's vertebrates of concern. The 133 species of reptiles, amphibians, birds and mammals included in this book are Pennsylvania's most vulnerable terrestrial vertebrates. Each species is described in a full account that details basic biology and includes photographs and range maps. The accompanying narratives focus on conservation priorities, research needs and management recommendations.
Michael A. Steele is a professor of biology and the H. Fenner Chair of Research Biology at Wilkes University, where he is also the director of the Institute of Environmental Sciences and Sustainability. Margaret C. Brittingham is a professor of wildlife resources at Penn State University and a state Wildlife Extension Specialist. She chairs the Ornithological Technical Committee of the Pennsylvania Biological Survey. Timothy J. Maret is a professor of biology at Shippensburg University and chair of the Amphibian and Reptile Technical Committee of the Pennsylvania Biological Survey. Joseph F. Merritt is a senior mammalogist with the Illinois Natural History Survey at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of The Biology of Small Mammals and the coeditor of Mammalogy: Adaptation, Diversity, Ecology, third edition, both also published by Johns Hopkins.
507 pages, 135 b/w photos, 135 maps, 31 figs
Lots of questions, but plenty of answers... If you want to become more informed about the rare animals of the Commonwealth... this book is for you. -- Rick Koval Pocono Record 2011 Terrestrial Vertebrates of Pennsylvania is a valuable tool for wildlife manangers, conservationists, and naturalists. Southeastern Naturalist 2011