Invasive reptiles and amphibians: global perspectives and local solutions

Product Type: 

Journal Article

Year: 

2010

Author(s): 

Reed, R.N. and F. Kraus

Suggested Citation: 

Reed, R.N. and F. Kraus. 2010. Invasive reptiles and amphibians: global perspectives and local solutions. Animal Conservation. 13 (Supp.): 3-4.

In the annals of invasive species biology, higher taxa such as mammals, plants and insects have received the lion’s share of research attention, largely because many of these invaders have demonstrated a remarkable ability to degrade ecosystems and cause economic harm. Interest in invasive reptiles and amphibians (collectively ‘herpetofauna’, colloquially ‘herps’) has historically lagged but is now garnering increased scrutiny as a result of their escalating pace of invasion…