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Iguanas: Biology and Conservation

Allison Alberts


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 herpetologists and hobbyists alike. It begins with an introduction by noted iguana biologist Dr. Gordon Burghardt that examines the state of iguana research—past, present, and future—with an emphasis on social behavior. Three major sections follow, each opening with a synthesis, which survey the current status and likely future direction of investigations in the pertinent area. The first section focuses on ... More

Keywords: evolution, behavioral ecology, conservation, Iguana, social behavior, threats, endangered, herpetologists, taxonomic diversity, morphological diversity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780520238541
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520238541.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Allison Alberts, editor

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1 Iguana Research

Gordon M. Burghardt


Ronald L. Carter, and William K. Hayes

2 The Evolution of Iguanas

Bradford D. Hollingsworth

3 Genetic Contributions to Caribbean Iguana Conservation

Catherine L. Malone, and Scott K. Davis

5 Tracing the Evolution of the Galápagos Iguanas

Kornelia Rassmann, Melanie Markmann, Fritz Trillmich, and Diethard Tautz


Emília P. Martins

7 Behavior and Ecology of Rock Iguanas, I

Emília P. Martins, and Kathryn E. Lacy

8 Behavior and Ecology of Rock Iguanas, II

Ahrash N. Bissell, and Emília P. Martins

10 Determinants of Lek Mating Success in Male Galápagos Marine Iguanas

William K. Hayes, Ronald L. Carter, Martin Wikelski, and Jeffrey A. Sonnentag

13 Factors Affecting Long-Term Growth of the Allen Cays Rock Iguana in the Bahamas

John B. Iverson, Geoffrey R. Smith, and Lynne Pieper


Allison C. Alberts

15 Testing the Utility of Headstarting as a Conservation Strategy for West Indian Iguanas

Allison C. Alberts, Jeffrey M. Lemm, Tandora D. Grant, and Lori A. Jackintell

16 Survival and Reproduction of Repatriated Jamaican Iguanas

Byron S. Wilson, Allison C. Alberts, Karen S. Graham, Richard D. Hudson, Rhema Kerr Bjorkland, Delano S. Lewis, Nancy P. Lung, Richard Nelson, Nadin Thompson, John L. Kunna, and Peter Vogel

17 Conservation of an Endangered Bahamian Rock Iguana, I

William K. Hayes, Ronald L. Carter, Cyril, Jr. Samuel, and Benjamin Thornton

18 Conservation of an Endangered Bahamian Rock Iguana, II

Ronald L. Carter, and William K. Hayes

19 The Role of Zoos in the Conservation of West Indian Iguanas

Richard D. Hudson, and Allison C. Alberts