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Life History and Ecology of the Slider Turtle


by J. Whitfield Gibbons

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Gibbons, J. Whitfield. 1990. Life History and Ecology of the Slider Turtle. Smithsonian Institution Press. Washington, D.C.

  • Introductory Material – Cover Page, Contents, Foreword, Preface, Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1. Gibbons, J. Whitfield.  The Slider Turtle. pp. 3-18.
  • Chapter 2. Gibbons, J. Whitfield. Turtle Studies at SREL: A Research Perspective. pp. 19-44.
  • Chapter 3.  Congdon, Justin D. and J. Whitfield Gibbons. The Evolution of Turtle Life Histories.  pp. 45-54.
  • Chapter 4.  Ernst, Carl H. Systematics, Taxonomy, Variation, and Geographic Distribution of the Slider Turtle.  pp. 57-67.
  • Chapter 5.  Seidel, Michael E. and Dale R. Jackson. Evolution and Fossil Relationships of Slider Turtles.  pp. 68-73.
  • Chapter 6.  Smith, Michael H. and Kim T. Scribner. Population Genetics of the Slider Turtle.  pp. 74-81.
  • Chapter 7.  Legler, John M. The Genus Pseudemys in Mesoamerica: Taxonomy, Distribution, and Origins.  pp. 82-105.
  • Chapter 8.  Congdon, Justin D. and J. Whitfield Gibbons. Turtle Eggs: Their Ecology and Evolution.  pp. 109-123.
  • Chapter 9.  Gibbons, J. Whitfield and Judith L. Greene. Reproduction in the Slider and Other Species of Turtles.  pp. 124-134.
  • Chapter 10.  Dunham, Arthur E. and J. Whitfield Gibbons. Growth of the Slider Turtle.  pp. 135-145
  • Chapter 11.  Mitchell, Joseph C. and Christopher A. Pague. Body Size, Reproductive Variation, and Growth in the Slider Turtle at the Northeastern Edge of Its Range.  pp. 146-151.
  • Chapter 12.  Moll, Don and Edward O. Moll. The Slider Turtle in the Neotropics: Adaptation of a Temperate Species to a Tropical Environment.  pp. 152-161.
  • Chapter 13.  Vogt, Richard C. Reproductive Parameters of Trachemys scripta venusta in Southern Mexico.  pp. 162-168.
  • Chapter 14.  Gibbons, J. Whitfield. Sex Ratios and Their Significance among Turtle Populations.  pp. 171-182.
  • Chapter 15.  Frazer, Nat. B., J. Whitfield Gibbons and Judith L. Greene. Life Tables of a Slider Turtle Population.  pp. 183-200.
  • Chapter 16.  Gibbons, J. Whitfield, Judith L. Greene and Justin D. Congdon. Temporal and Spatial Movement Patterns of Sliders and Other Turtles.  pp. 201-215.
  • Chapter 17.  Parker, William S. Colonization of a Newly Constructed Farm Pond in Mississippi by Slider Turtles and Comparisons with Established Populations.  pp. 216-222.
  • Chapter 18.  Schubauer, Joseph P., J. Whitfield Gibbons and James R. Spotila. Home Range and Movement Patterns of Slider Turtles Inhabiting Par Pond.  pp. 223-232.
  • Chapter 19.  Lovich, Jeffrey E., Clarence J. McCoy and William R. Garstka. The Development and Significance of Melanism in the Slider Turtle.  pp. 233-254.
  • Chapter 20.  Parmenter, Robert R. and Harold W. Avery. The Feeding Ecology of the Slider Turtle.  pp. 257-266.
  • Chapter 21.  Hinton, Thomas G. and David E. Scott. Radioecological Techniques for Herpetology, with an Emphasis on Freshwater Turtles.  pp. 267-287.
  • Chapter 22.  Spotila, James R., Robert E. Foley and Edward A. Standora. Thermoregulation and Climate Space of the Slider Turtle.  pp. 288-298.
  • Chapter 23.  Esch, Gerald W., David J. Marcogliese, Timothy M. Goater and Kym C. Jacobson. Aspects of the Evolution and Ecology of Helminth Parasites in Turtles: A Review.  pp. 299-307.
  • Chapter 24.  Gibbons, J. Whitfield. Recommendations for Future Research on Freshwater Turtles: What Are the Questions?  pp. 311-317.
  • Bibliography
  • Turtle Species Index