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Title Galapagos giant tortoises / edited by James P. Gibbs, Linda J. Cayot and Washington Tapia Aguilera
Published London : Academic Press, 2021
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Series Biodiversity of the world
Biodiversity of the world.
Contents Section I: Overview: The Galapagos : island home of giant tortoises / Jack Frazier -- Galapagos tortoises : protagonists in the spectacle of life on Earth / Jack Frazier
Section II: History of human-tortoise interactions: Human perceptions of Galapagos tortoises through history / Henry Nicholls -- The era of exploitation : 1535-1959 / Cyler Conrad and James P. Gibbs -- Darwin and the Galapagos giant tortoises / Frank J. Sulloway -- The collectors : beginnings of scientific inquiry and the lasting impacts of living and museum collections / Rayna C. Bell and Lauren A. Scheinberg
Section III: Natural history: Evolution and phylogenetics / Adalgisa Caccone -- Morphology / Ylenia Chiari -- Reproduction / Erika Kubisch and Nora R. Ibarguengoytia -- Thermoregulation / Nigel J. Blake, Adam F. Parlin, Stephen Blake et al. -- Diet, behavior, and activity patterns / Stephen Blake, Patricia Isabela Tapia, Diego Ellis-Soto et al. -- Population biology / James P. Gibbs and Harrison Goldspeil -- Movement ecology / Stephen Blake, Charles B. Yackulic, Guillaume Bastille-Rousseau et al. -- Habitats / Elizabeth A. Hunter and James P. Gibbs -- Role in ecoystems / Elizabeth A. Hunter, Stephen Blake, James P. Gibbs et al. -- Galapagos tortoises in a changing climate / Noah D. Charney
Section IV: Conservation : slow rescue from near destruction: The history of Galapagos tortoise conservation / Linda J. Cayot -- Tortoise health / Joseph P. Flanagan -- Invasive species : impats, control, and eradication / Linda J. Cayot, Karl Campbell and Victor Carrion -- Tortoise populations after 60 years of conservation / Washington Tapia A. Christian Sevilla, James P. Gibbs et al
Section V: Restoration case studies: Espanola Island : from near extinction to recovery / Linda J. Cayot -- Pinzon Island : a century of zero tortoise hatchlings to a growing population / Linda J. Cayot -- Floreana and Pinta Islands : restoring tortoise populations through lost lineage recovery / Linda J. Cayot and Elizabeth A. Hunter -- Santa Fe Island return of tortoises via a replacement species / Washington Tapia A., Harrison Goldspiel, James P. Gibbs et al
Section VI: Into the future: Beyond rescue to full recovery / James P. Gibbs, Linda J. Cayot and Washington Tapia A
Notes Includes index
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Subject Galapagos tortoise -- Conservation
Form Electronic book
Author Aguilera, Washington Tapia
Cayot, Linda J
Gibbs, James P.
ISBN 0128175559