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Book review: The ecology and behavior of amphibians

December 1, 2008

This state‐of‐the‐art book has made its timely emergence amid a crisis of global magnitude: that of population declines, range reductions, and extinctions of numerous species of amphibians. A clear understanding of the fundamental concepts in amphibian biology is crucial to the success of any conservation effort. This volume compiles the information necessary to acquire that basic understanding. It is a comprehensive synthesis of both traditional and contemporary facets of amphibian biology, spanning a breadth of topics ranging from phylogeny, physiology, behavior, population and community ecology, and conservation. As such, it undoubtedly takes its place among contemporary volumes as the single, authoritative source for basic topics relevant to amphibian life.

Review info: The Ecology and Behavior of Amphibians. By Kentwood D. Wells, 2007. ISBN: 978-0-226-89334-1, 1148 pp.

Publication Year 2008
Title Book review: The ecology and behavior of amphibians
Authors Susan C. Walls
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title The Quarterly Review of Biology
Index ID 70160495
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Southeast Ecological Science Center