Reptile Biodiversity: Standard Methods for Inventory and Monitoring features contributions from nearly seventy specialists in the field. This volume offers a comprehensive guide to the best methods for carrying out standardized quantitative and qualitative surveys of reptiles, while maximizing comparability of data between sites, across habitats and taxa, and over time. The contributors discuss each method, provide detailed protocols for its implementation, and suggest ways to analyse the data, making this volume an essential resource for monitoring and inventorying reptile abundance, population status, and biodiversity. This book covers topics including: terrestrial, marine, and aquatic reptiles; equipment recommendations and limitations; ethics of monitoring and inventory activities; statistical procedures; designing sampling programs; and, using digital recorders in the field.
Roy W. McDiarmid, Mercedes S. Foster, Craig Guyer, J. Whitfield Gibbons and Neil Chernoff. 2012. 412 pages. Hardcover. ISBN - 9780520266711