Savannah River Ecology Laboratory
Herpetology Program
Herp Home
Staff
Research
Publications
Herps of SC/GA
P.A.R.C.
Outreach
SREL Home

Herpetology Publications


PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS
 
Search the SREL reprint collection:  
Google
 

Use the search bar above to find abstracts for SREL Herpetology peer-reviewed publications. Reprints are identified by SREL reprint number (found in the upper left of each abstract page). Full copies of the articles can be obtained by sending an email with the reprint numbers requested to Margaret Wead [wead(at)srel.uga.edu]. Reprints will be provided electronically unless a paper copy is specifically requested.

 
POPULAR PRESS
 
Frogs: The Animal Answer Guide
Mike Dorcas and Whit Gibbons - 2011
 
Frogs are amazingly diverse, and have inhabited the earth for more than 200 million years. Today, however, they face more challenges than any other vertebrate group. Herpetologists Mike Dorcas and Whit Gibbons answer common and not-so-common questions people may have about these fascinating animals. Packed with facts and featuring two color galleries and 70 black-and-white photographs, this book is sure to address the questions on the minds of curious naturalists.
Salamanders of the Southeast
Joe Mitchell and Whit Gibbons - 2010
 
The final volume in the highly acclaimed series of guides to southeastern reptiles and amphibians. Describes 102 species of salamanders occurring in the southeastern United States. Features: Conservation-oriented approach • More than 400 color photographs • 77 distribution maps • Clear descriptions and photographs of each species • Sections on biology, worldwide diversity, identification, taxonomy, habitats, and conservation • "Did You Know?” sidebars of interesting facts
Lizards and Crocodilians of the Southeast
Whit Gibbons, Judy Greene, and Tony Mills - 2009
 
Features: In-depth descriptions of both native and introduced species • Conservation-oriented approach • Approx. 330 color photographs • Approx. 18 distribution maps (for native species only) • "Did You Know?" sidebars of interesting facts • Size charts; key identifiers; and information about distribution and habitat, behavior and activity, food and feeding, reproduction, predators and defense, variation and taxonomy, and conservation • Chapters on lizard and crocodilian biodiversity and on human interactions with lizards and crocodilians
Turtles: The Animal Answer Guide
Whit Gibbons and Judy Greene - 2009
 
Ever wonder how many kinds of turtles there are? Or if they have teeth? Why so many turtles have yellow stripes on their neck? If it is wise to feed turtles in your neighborhood pond or lake? Whit Gibbons and Judy Greene, two internationally known turtle biologists, provide complete answers to the most frequently asked questions about the more than 300 turtle, tortoise, and terrapin species of the world.
Frogs and Toads of the Southeast
Mike Dorcas and Whit Gibbons - 2008
 
Features: Conservation-oriented approach • Approximately 250 color photographs • Approximately 45 distribution maps • Clear description and photographs of each species in both tadpole and adult stages • Chapters on identification, vocalizations, reproduction, global diversity (including remarkable species such as the gastric brooding frog, poison dart frogs, and saltwater frogs), and introduced species
Turtles of the Southeast
Kurt Buhlmann, Tracey Tuberville, and Whit Gibbons - 2008
 
Features: In-depth descriptions of the forty-two native species • Conservation-oriented approach • More than two hundred color photographs • Nearly forty distribution maps • Clear descriptions of each species, including differences in the appearance of young and mature turtles • “Did You Know?” sidebars of interesting turtle facts • Size charts; key identifiers; and information about habitat, behavior and activity, food and feeding, reproduction, predators and defense, and conservation
Snakes of the Southeast
Whit Gibbons and Mike Dorcas - 2005
2005 National Outdoor Book Award winnner
 
Features: Conservation-oriented approach • Over 300 color photographs • Nearly 50 distribution maps • Clear descriptions of each species, including differences in the appearance of young and mature snakes • Size charts, key identifiers (scales, body shape, patterns, and color), descriptions of habitat, behavior and activity, food and feeding, reproduction, predators and defense, and conservation
North American Watersnakes: A Natural History
Whit Gibbons and Mike Dorcas - 2004
 
The first comprehensive study of all fourteen species of watersnakes found in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Cuba. Individual species accounts explore all aspects of the natural history of North American watersnakes, including behavior, physiology, life history, ecology, and conservation. Almost 100 color photographs accompany the text, illustrating all 14 species and nearly all subspecies. Supplementing the species accounts and photos are detailed distribution maps and illustrations. Easy-to-use keys help readers to identify specimens at hand.
Life History and Ecology of the Slider Turtle
Whit Gibbons - 1990
 
Based on more than 20 years worth of study and data on the Savannah River Site in South Carolina, this volume encompasses the entire spectrum of slider turtle biology, from fossil history and slider systematics to population genetics and parasitology.
Ecoviews (newspaper column)
Whit Gibbons
 
Whit Gibbons' environmental commentaries, published weekly in several newspapers across the United States. Dr. Gibbons addresses a wide variety of conservation and wildlife-related topics and answers questions from readers. Archives from 2002 - present.