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Monday, January 16, 2012

Herpetological Conservation and Biology (Via Herp Digest)

Herpetological Conservation and Biology - Bibliography- New Issue Announcement
Volume 6, Issue 3 - December 2011 Open Access (Got to the following URL for links to entire papers and contacts)

The Editorial Staff at Herpetological Conservation and Biology is pleased to announce the release of the latest issue, Volume 6(3). This issue is packed with editorials, herp-spectives, research articles, and techniques manuscripts. We encourage you to peruse the new website to see the latest issue and also to join our mailing list or our growing community on Facebook. Signing up will ensure you receive the latest news and updates about Herpetological Conservation and Biology!

All of our publications are open-access and freely available to anyone interested. The Governing Board extends its most sincere thanks to authors and readers alike; our success is only made possible by your continued support.

Happy New Year,

Rob Lovich, PhD.
Communications Editor
Herpetological Conservation and Biology


The "Peer" in "Peer Review."
Gad Perry, Jaime Bertoluci, R. Bruce Bury, Robert H. Hansen, Robert Jehle, Jonh Measey, Brad R. Moon, Erin Muths, and Marco A. L. Zuffi


Trade in Non-native Amphibians and Reptiles in Texas: Lessons for Better Monitoring and Implications for Species Introduction.
Heather L. Prestridge, Lee A. Fitzgerald, and Toby J. Hibbitts

The Amphibian Ark: A Global Community for Ex situ Conservation of Amphibians.
Kevin Zippel, Kevin Johnson, Ron gagliardo, Richard Gibson, Michael McFadden, Robert Browne, Carlos Martinez, and Elizabeth Townsend

Research Articles

The Sea Turtles Captured by Coastal Fisheries in the Northeastern Sulu Sea, Philippines: Documentation, Care, 
and Release. [Photo Gallery]
Teodora U. Bagarinao

Ecology of a Population of the Earthsnake Conopsis biserialis in the Mexican Transvolcanic Axis.
Oiva Castaneda-Gonzalez, Javier Manjarrez, Irene Goyenechea, and Victor Fajardo

Which Habitat Selection Method is Most Applicable to Snakes? Case Studies of the Eastern Massasauga (Sistrurus catenatus) and Eastern Fox Snake (Pantherophis gloydi). [Photo Gallery]
Brett A. DeGregorio, Brian J. Putman, and Bruce A. Kingsbury

Amphibian Chytrid Fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis) in Coastal and Montane California, USA Anurans.
Gary M. Fellers, Rebecca A. Cole, David M. Reinitz, and Patrick M. Kleeman

Thermal Selection and Temperature Preference of the Aquatic Salamander, Amphiuma tridactylum.
Clifford L. Fontenot, Jr. and William I. Lutterschmidt

Ecology of the Eastern Ribbonsnake (Thamnophis sauritus) in Southern Alabama with Evidence of Seasonal Multiple Broods.
Gabriel J. Langford, Joel A. Borden, and David H. Nelson

Reproductive Physiology of the Broad Banded Watersnake, Nerodia fasciata confluens, in Southeastern Louisiana. 
[Photo Gallery]
O. Tom Lorenz, Brian D. Horne, Noah J. Anderson, and Ann O. Cheek

Abundance and Roosting Ecology of Chameleons in the East Usambara Mountains of Tanzania and the Potential Effects of Harvesting. [Photo Gallery]

David A. Patrick, Philip Shirk, James R. Vonesh, Elizabeth B. Harper, and Kim M. Howell
Morphological Abnormalities in Amphibian Populations from the Mid-eastern Region of Argentina.
Paola M. Peltzer, Rafael C. Lajmanovich, Laura C. Sanchez, Andres M. Attademo, Celina M. Junges, Clarisa L. Bionda, Adolfo L. Martino, and Agustin Basso

Annual Survival of Loggerhead Sea Turtles (Caretta caretta) Nesting in Peninsular Florida: A Cause for Concern.
Christopher R. Sasso, Sheryan P. Epperly, and Chris Johnson

Chemosensory Response of the Threatened Eastern Indigo Snake (Drymarchon couperi) to Chemical and Visual Stimuli of Mus musculus.
Anthony J. Saviola, William E. Lamoreaux, Regis Opferman, and David Chiszar, Steven J. Price, and Michael E. Dorcas

Population Status and Natural History Notes on the Critically Endangered Stream-dwelling Frog Craugastor ranoides (Craugastoridae) in a Costa Rican Tropical Dry Forest.
Hector Zumbado-Ulate, Federico Bolanos, Beatriz Willink, and Fernando Soley-Guardia

Size Dimorphism and Growth Rates in Distinct Populations of Blanding's Turtles (Emydoidea blandingii) in Nova Scotia in Relation to Environment.
José Lefebvre, Trevor S. Avery, and Tom B. Herman


The Use of Fluorescent Powdered Pigments as a Tracking Technique for Snakes.
Bejamin L. S. Furman, Brett R. Scheffers, and Cynthia A. Paszkowski

Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Three Survey Methods for Sampling Terrestrial Herpetofauna in South China.
Yik-Hei Sung, Nancy E. Karraker, and Billy C. H. Hau

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