Alien reptiles and amphibians: a scientific compendium and analysis, by Fred Kraus [Book Review]
Reed, R.N. 2011. Alien reptiles and amphibians: a scientific compendium and analysis, by Fred Kraus [Book Review]. Herpetological Review. 42(2): 306-309.
Invasive species are increasingly recognized as one of the leading threats to global biodiversity. The field has grown complex enough to deserve its own journal (Biological Invasions) and encyclopedia (Simberloffand Rejmanek 2011), but the lion's share of attention has been paid to a few groups of organisms, such as rodents, plants. and ballast-water contaminants. While a few species of introduced reptiles and amphibians and certain geographic areas (Florida, Hawaii) have received research attention, most herp introductions have been largely ignored by the herpetological community…