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Amphibian DeclinesThe Conservation Status of United States Species

Amphibian Declines: The Conservation Status of United States Species

Michael Lannoo (ed.)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235922
eISBN:
9780520929432
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235922.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This book documents a major environmental crisis: rapidly declining amphibian populations and the developmental problems that are increasingly prevalent within many amphibian species. Horror stories ... More

Amphibians and Reptiles of Baja California, Including Its Pacific Islands and the Islands in the Sea of Cortes

Amphibians and Reptiles of Baja California, Including Its Pacific Islands and the Islands in the Sea of Cortes

L. Grismer

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520224179
eISBN:
9780520925205
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224179.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

The Baja California peninsula is home to many forms of life found nowhere else on earth. This, combined with the peninsula's rugged and inaccessible terrain, has made the area one of the last true ... More

Birds of the Salton SeaStatus, Biogeography, and Ecology

Birds of the Salton Sea: Status, Biogeography, and Ecology

Michael Patten

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235939
eISBN:
9780520929449
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235939.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

The Salton Sea, California's largest inland lake, supports a spectacular bird population that is among the most concentrated and most diverse in the world. Sadly, this crucial stopover along the ... More

A Checklist of Host-Parasite Interactions of the Order Crocodylia

A Checklist of Host-Parasite Interactions of the Order Crocodylia

Marisa Tellez

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520098893
eISBN:
9780520957367
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098893.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Records of parasitism in crocodilians date back to the early 1800s, distributed among published works, unpublished manuscripts, and international parasite catalogs. It is possible that parasites of ... More

Common Spiders of North America

Common Spiders of North America

Richard A. Bradley

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520274884
eISBN:
9780520954502
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274884.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Spiders are fascinating animals that exhibit remarkably varied and complex behavior. Contrary to popular belief, they are mostly harmless, and many are beneficial to humans. Spiders occur in all ... More

Evolution and Systematics of the Atlantic Tree Rats, Genus Phyllomys (Rodentia, Echimyidae), With Description of Two New Species

Evolution and Systematics of the Atlantic Tree Rats, Genus Phyllomys (Rodentia, Echimyidae), With Description of Two New Species

Yuri Leite

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098497
eISBN:
9780520916074
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098497.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This study focuses on the Atlantic Forest tree rats of the genus Phyllomys (Rodentia: Echimyidae), one of the most poorly understood mammal genera inhabiting the coastal rain forests Brazil, the most ... More

The Evolutionary History and a Systematic Revision of Woodrats of the Neotoma lepida Group

The Evolutionary History and a Systematic Revision of Woodrats of the Neotoma lepida Group

James Patton

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098664
eISBN:
9780520942592
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098664.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This book details the evolutionary history of the desert woodrat complex (lepida group, genus Neotoma) of western North America. The analyses include standard multivariate morphometrics of museum ... More

Giant PandasBiology and Conservation

Giant Pandas: Biology and Conservation

Donald Lindburg (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238671
eISBN:
9780520930162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238671.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

The much-loved giant panda, a secretive denizen of the dense bamboo forests of western China, has become an icon worldwide of progress in conservation and research. This book, written by an ... More

Human Impacts on Seals, Sea Lions, and Sea OttersIntegrating Archaeology and Ecology in the Northeast Pacific

Human Impacts on Seals, Sea Lions, and Sea Otters: Integrating Archaeology and Ecology in the Northeast Pacific

Todd Braje (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267268
eISBN:
9780520948976
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267268.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

For more than 10,000 years, Native Americans from Alaska to southern California relied on aquatic animals such as seals, sea lions, and sea otters for food and raw materials. Archaeological research ... More

IguanasBiology and Conservation

Iguanas: Biology and Conservation

Allison Alberts (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238541
eISBN:
9780520930117
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238541.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This book offers an account of the latest research on the evolution, behavioral ecology, and conservation of the highly visible and increasingly endangered Iguana, much loved by professional ... More

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