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E. Ross Allen Articles about the herpetologist and showman Ross Allen.
Area Inventory Includes checklists, survey results, and species composition for particular geographical areas, ecological communities, or habitats.
Associations with Other Organisms Includes associations with other species of animals or plants, such as symbiosis, commensalism, mutualism, parasitism, predation, and competition.
Behavior Includes instinctive, agonistic, courtship, territorial, and social behavior and responses to environmental factors. Also includes communication, basking, estivation, hibernation, burrowing, activity patterns, circadian rhythms, and thermal biology. Does not include feeding behavior, movements, and orientation.
Archibold (Archie) F. Carr, Jr Articles about the herpetologist and naturalist Dr. Archie Carr.
Conservation and Management Includes conservation and management plans, recommendations, policies, and research. Also includes species status, population monitoring, legislation, and association or conflicts with humans (e.g., alligator attacks).
Description and Morphology Includes external physical appearance and dimensions, biometrics, size records, scalation, dentition, color/pattern characteristics and anomalies, and phenotypes.
Distribution Includes geographic distribution, locality data, county records, zoogeography, and density patterns of species.
Effects of Habitat Modification Includes the effects of fire, forestry practices, urbanization (i.e., habitat destruction and encroachment, highway mortality, artificial lighting), dredging, beach nourishment, radiation, thermal discharge, hurricanes, and man-induced changes in water levels and hydroperiods on populations of species.
Food Habits Includes information on diets, nutrition, and feeding and foraging behavior.
Fossil Record The fossil occurrence of extant or extinct species (listed under the closest modern-day relative) in Florida.
Evolution and Genetics Includes evolutionary adaptation, speciation, variation, phylogeny, natural selection, inheritance, genotypes, chromosomes, and population and molecular genetics for Florida specimens.
Growth and Development Includes growth rate, life cycle, developmental stages, longevity, embryology, ontogenesis, metamorphosis, neoteny, and age-specific changes in dimensions and other characteristics.
William E. Haast Articles about the herpetologist and venom researcher Bill Haast.
Habitat Includes habitat selection, descriptions, and requirements.
Health Includes all topics related to an animal's health, such as parasites, disease organisms, disorders, environmental contaminants, bioaccumulation of toxic residues, and the effects of pesticides, toxins, pollution, and pH changes.
Other Herpetologists Articles about other herpetologists.
Historical Account Includes significant information about the species prior to 1940, except for descriptions of new taxa. Includes information on past distribution, exploitation/utilization, area inventories, and explorations. Does not include accounts dealing only with food habits, reproduction, or behavior.
Human Utilization Includes past and present utilization and exploitation of the species for food, sport, pets, and hides; malicious killing of individual animals; overcollection of scientific specimens; incidental collection during other activities (e.g., trawling, fishing); economics; harvest and trade data; and collecting techniques.
Husbandry Includes all aspects of captive care and husbandry, such as handling, feeding, breeding, veterinary care, and farming techniques.
Movements Includes movement patterns, migration, dispersal, home range, homing, orientation, and locomotion.
Wilfred T. Neill Articles about the herpetologist Wilfred Neill.
Physiology and Biochemistry Includes gross internal anatomy, chemical composition, hormone levels, cytology, histology, energetics, metabolic rate, and ion and water relations (e.g., salinity and pH tolerance, osmoregulation).
Population Study Includes population structure (age/size and sex), dynamics, regulation, trends, and censuses. Also includes survival, natality, and mortality from natural causes.
Reproduction Includes reproductive system, fertilization, sex determination and ratios, reproductive condition, sexual maturation, fecundity, reproductive productivity, nesting, hatching, characteristics of eggs and young, clutch/litter size, incubation/gestation periods, and all aspects of breeding except behavioral.
Species Account Includes identification keys and accounts in field guides and other articles or publications containing common knowledge on one or many species. This category includes general papers covering many topics on a species and papers that were not examined and therefore could not be indexed more specifically.
Taxonomy Includes descriptions of new taxa, systematics, hybridization accounts, and museum records for Florida specimens.
Technique Includes research techniques, particularly marking, capture, trapping, and sexing methods.
Venom Research and Snakebite Includes research on the effects and uses of snake venom, incidences of snakebite in Florida, and the treatment and prevention of snakebite.
Exotic Species Includes policy, regulations, management, potential threats, and risk assessments of exotic species (including documentation of nonestablished species) but not accounts or distributional records of established species