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Title: The conservation ecology of poorly known aspects of tropical amphibian and reptile diversity
Keywords: Inventory, species richness, Borneo, extinction risk, fossorial, thermal response
Issue Date: 17-Aug-2012
Citation: SAMUEL DAVID HOWARD (2012-08-17). The conservation ecology of poorly known aspects of tropical amphibian and reptile diversity. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: There are still large gaps in knowledge of global amphibian conservation status and assessment of global reptile diversity is only just beginning. On Borneo, research has focused on stream amphibians and neglected other groups. This thesis provides the first assessment of pitfall trapping as a method for detecting forest amphibians and reptiles on Borneo, yields new information on species richness and distribution, begins the process of understanding how this diversity is organized across space and which local factors are important for maintaining that diversity. This information provides a starting point to inform future research and conservation management decisions. In addition, I expand these ideas to assess the global extinction risk status of amphibian diveristy, catagorized by the IUCN as data deficient
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