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Article: Evaluation of the effectiveness of three survey methods for sampling terrestrial herpetofauna in South China

TitleEvaluation of the effectiveness of three survey methods for sampling terrestrial herpetofauna in South China
Authors
KeywordsAmphibians
Coverboards
Drift fences
Monitoring
Pitfall traps
Reptiles
Species inventories
Transect surveys
Issue Date2011
PublisherHerpetological Conservation and Biology. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.herpconbio.org
Citation
Herpetological Conservation And Biology, 2011, v. 6 n. 3, p. 479-489 How to Cite?
AbstractSoutheast Asia exhibits high herpetofaunal biodiversity, yet many areas and taxa in the region remain understudied. Extensive surveys are needed to fill information gaps, yet at present we have little knowledge about the effectiveness of different herpetofaunal survey methods in the region. We conducted field studies to examine the effectiveness of three survey methods for sampling terrestrial amphibians and reptiles in Hong Kong. Transect surveys were the most effective at sampling species richness and drift fences with pitfall traps and funnel traps were the most efficient in capturing high numbers of reptiles. We recommend the use of transect surveys for rapid biodiversity assessment and the combination of transect surveys and pitfall traps for comprehensive species inventories. Pitfall traps represent an excellent tool for surveys or population monitoring of leaf litter species. The results of this study will aid researchers in assessing the feasibility of and in choosing herpetofaunal survey methods in Southeast Asia. © 2011. Yik-Hei Sung. All Rights Reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/165954
ISSN
2011 Impact Factor: 0.615
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.472
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dc.contributor.authorSung, YHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorKarraker, NEen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHau, BCHen_HK
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dc.date.issued2011en_HK
dc.identifier.citationHerpetological Conservation And Biology, 2011, v. 6 n. 3, p. 479-489en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1931-7603en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/165954-
dc.description.abstractSoutheast Asia exhibits high herpetofaunal biodiversity, yet many areas and taxa in the region remain understudied. Extensive surveys are needed to fill information gaps, yet at present we have little knowledge about the effectiveness of different herpetofaunal survey methods in the region. We conducted field studies to examine the effectiveness of three survey methods for sampling terrestrial amphibians and reptiles in Hong Kong. Transect surveys were the most effective at sampling species richness and drift fences with pitfall traps and funnel traps were the most efficient in capturing high numbers of reptiles. We recommend the use of transect surveys for rapid biodiversity assessment and the combination of transect surveys and pitfall traps for comprehensive species inventories. Pitfall traps represent an excellent tool for surveys or population monitoring of leaf litter species. The results of this study will aid researchers in assessing the feasibility of and in choosing herpetofaunal survey methods in Southeast Asia. © 2011. Yik-Hei Sung. All Rights Reserved.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherHerpetological Conservation and Biology. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.herpconbio.orgen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofHerpetological Conservation and Biologyen_HK
dc.subjectAmphibiansen_HK
dc.subjectCoverboardsen_HK
dc.subjectDrift fencesen_HK
dc.subjectMonitoringen_HK
dc.subjectPitfall trapsen_HK
dc.subjectReptilesen_HK
dc.subjectSpecies inventoriesen_HK
dc.subjectTransect surveysen_HK
dc.titleEvaluation of the effectiveness of three survey methods for sampling terrestrial herpetofauna in South Chinaen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailKarraker, NE: karraker@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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