• Alsophis sibonius (NCN) copulation

      Knapp, Charles R.; Shirk, P.L.; (2010)
      Alsophis sibonius is a diurnal, actively foraging snake inhabiting the Commonwealth of Dominica, West Indies....Here we report a field observation of copulation for A. sibonius from the Caribbean side of Dominica....
    • Andros iguana: Conservation action plan, 2005-2011

      Knapp, Charles; Pagni, Lee (IUCN/SSC Iguana Specialist GroupGland, Switzerland, 2011)
      The endangered Andros iguana, Cyclura cychlura cychlura, is the largest native terrestrial vertebrate, and the only iguana (of 3 species) in the Bahamas that is not confined presently to small cays. The Andros iguana is unique to Andros Island and despite the recent formation of a national park on North Andros Island in 2002, the population is declining. This document presents a comprehensive plan for conservation measures considered essential to the long-term survival of this flagship species in the wild. It combines the knowledge and expertise of highly qualified experts from government and non-government organizations within The Bahamas with the collective conservation experience and scientific expertise of the IUCN/SSC Iguana Specialist Group.
    • Conservation Of amphibians And reptiles In The Bahamas

      Buckner, Sandra D.; Knapp, Charles R.; Cant, Shelley V.; Iverson, John B.; Horrocks, Julia; Wilson, Byron; Hailey, Adrian (Brill, 2011)
      ...The native herpetofauna of The Bahamas is derived primarily from Cuba and Hispaniola, and numbers 46 species comprised of three frogs (including one endemic),25 lizards (13 endemic), 11 snakes (7 endemic), two freshwater turtles, and five sea turtles. Of thenative terrestrial species, 85% are either not assessed or data deficient to affirm IUCN listing, thusstressing the need for more research in The Bahamas. Currently, there are few legislative laws directly protecting the herpetofauna of The Bahamas although all three rock iguanas (Cyclura) are technically given full protection under the Wild Animals (Protection) Act of 1968.....
    • Conservation of amphibians and reptiles in the British Virgin Islands: status and patterns

      Perry, G.; Gerber, Glenn P.; Hailey, A.; Wilson, B.S.; Horrocks, J. (Brill Academic PublishersLeiden, The Netherlands, 2011)
      ...Invasive species are still arriving, establishing, and spreading. Thus, although the short-term conservation status of the BVI herpetofauna appears unlikely to change, we are more concerned about the mid-term outlook. We recommend some specific remedies intended to offset these pressures and provide long-term protection to the biota of the BVI
    • Cyclura: Natural History, Husbandry, and Conservation of West Indian Rock Iguanas

      Lemm, Jeffrey M.; Alberts, Allison C. (ElsevierSan Diego, CA, 2012)
      …Cyclura: Natural History, Husbandry, and Conservation of the West Indian Iguanas is the first book to combine the natural history and captive husbandry of these remarkable reptiles, while at the same time outlining the problems researchers and conservationists are battling to save these beautiful, iconic animals of the Caribbean islands…..
    • Husbandry manual for West Indian iguanas

      Lemm, Jeffrey M.; Lung, N.; Ward, A.M.; (International Iguana FoundationFort Worth, TX, 2010)
    • Population demography and heterozygosity-fitness correlations in natural guppy populations: an examination using sexually selected fitness traits

      Grueber, Catherine E.; Fitzpatrick, John L.; Devigili, Alessandro; Gasparini, Clelia; Ramnarine, Indar W.; Evans, Jonathan P. (2017)
      ...Here, we examined the relationship between individual microsatellite heterozygosity and a range of sexually selected traits in 660 male guppies from 22 natural populations in Trinidad....
    • Stereotypic behavior in wild marine carnivores?

      Miller, Lance J.; Kuczaj, S.; Herzing, D. (2011)
      ...The following commentary details the observations of wild lemon sharks (Negaprion brevirostris) engaging in a stereotyped swimming pattern behind a research vessel north of Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas. We consider a possible explanation for the sharks' behavior and hope to stimulate conversation as well as increase examination of animal management routines in zoological facilities.
    • The influence of landscape heterogeneity and dispersal on survival of neonate insular iguanas

      Knapp, Charles R.; Alvarez-Clare, Silvia; Perez-Heydrich, Caro; (2010)
      ...We investigated the influence of habitat heterogeneity and dispersal patterns on neonate survival for the iguana Cyclura cychlura cychlura inhabiting Andros Island in the Bahamas. Contrary to our hypothesis, there was a clear survival advantage for neonates that spent more time in open mangrove habitat than relatively more closed-canopy habitats, most likely because of fewer primary predators in mangroves relative to other habitats....