The British Herpetological Society

The Herpetological Journal is the Society's prestigious quarterly scientific journal. Articles are listed in Biological Abstracts, Current Awareness in Biological Sciences,Current Contents, Science Citation Index, and Zoological Record.

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pdf 08. Basking Counts as Abundance Indices in Pond Populations of Emys Orbicularis


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pp. 121-124
Authors: Lebboroni, Marco & Cecchini, Agnese

Abstract: The reliability of basking counts as indices of relative abundance for Emys orbicularis was tested in a pond system in central Italy. For different field conditions regression was carried out between basking indices and population size estimates obtained by capture and recapture methods. Regression was particularly significant in midday hours of sunny days from May to July, suggesting that in these conditions basking counts can be used as indices of population size.


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