Special Issue "Reptile Community Ecology and Conservation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 August 2021.
Interests: community ecology; reptile biology and conservation; tropical reptile ecology; chelonian conservation; reptile population biology; reptile dietary habits and foraging ecology
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Reptile communities have been central to the evolution of the theoretical framework of community ecology. There have been several seminal contributions in general theoretical community ecology, written by such eminent scientists as Eric Pianka and Robert Barbault. Currently, studies on the community ecology of reptiles have continued to be published in the international literature, also with an emphasis on the aspects of conservation biology that are often linked to community studies in a period when wildlife and the natural environment became day by day more threatened by the ongoing human-made devastation of the planet. In this Special Issue, we present review and research papers that particularly highlight the links between conservation biology and community ecology, in the hope to provide the international scientific community with an updated and comprehensive synthesis of the "state of the art" in this area.
Prof. Luca Luiselli
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