- Title Pages
- Advisory Board
Twenty-ThreeHouston Toads and Texas Politics
Twenty-FourAmphibian Conservation Needs
Twenty-FiveAmphibian Population Cycles and Long-Term Data Sets
Twenty-SevenConservation of Texas Spring and Cave Salamanders (Eurycea)
Twenty-EightLessons from the Tropics
Twenty-NineTaxonomy and Amphibian Declines
ThirtyConservation Systematics: The Bufo boreas Species Group
Thirty-OneFactors Limiting the Recovery of Boreal Toads (Bufo b. boreas)
Thirty-TwoSouthwestern Desert Bufonids
Thirty-SixCreating Habitat Reserves for Migratory Salamanders
Thirty-NineProtecting Amphibians While Restoring Fish Populations
FortyReflections Upon Amphibian Conservation
- EPILOGUE: Factors Implicated in Amphibian Population Declines in the United States
- Literature Cited
- (p.265) Thirty-Seven Population Manipulations
- Amphibian Declines
C. Kenneth Dodd
- University of California Press
In recent years in North America and in other locales, there has been a surge of interest in the status and conservation of amphibian populations. Concern centers on the disappearance or decline of individual populations, species, and even geographic assemblages of amphibians, particularly anurans. Although there is likely no one cause for population declines in many scattered regions or for the deformities reported in midwestern North America, researchers are now feverishly developing monitoring and research programs that can only aid in our understanding of amphibian population dynamics and the importance of amphibians to ecosystem function. Head-starting, relocation, repatriation, and translocation (HS/RRT), often in conjunction with captive breeding, have frequently been suggested as viable options in the conservation of amphibians. This chapter reviews recent projects employing HS/RRT solutions to problems facing imperiled amphibians.
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