By Robert G. Jaeger (auth.), Richard C. Bruce, Robert G. Jaeger, Lynne D. Houck (eds.)
The fourth convention at the Biology of Plethodontid Salamanders was once held at "The Mountain," in Highlands, North Carolina on June 12-14, 1998. Hosted through the Highlands organic Station, and backed by way of the Highlands organic origin, Inc. , the convention afforded a state of the art assessment of those animals, as evidenced via the contents of the current quantity and the credentials of the individuals. within the following pages, the reader will locate the easiest present knowing of many features of plethodontid salamander evolution, systematics, improvement, morphology, existence historical past, ecology, and box technique. whereas the contents of this ebook encompass chapters constructed from chosen convention papers, their excellence is consultant of the excessive total caliber of the convention displays. The Highlands organic Station is found at the Highlands Plateau within the southern Blue Ridge Mountains. As those mountains are a gift heart of plethod ontid variety, and are thought of by way of a few to be the guts of foundation of the crowd, the Highlands organic Station has traditionally been very important within the learn of those animals. a listing of holiday makers to the Station for the final 70 years would come with a "who's who" of 20th century North American herpetologists. the site and facilities of the Highlands organic Station are precise. in the urban limits of Highlands at an elevation of approximately 1200 meters, the Station comprises sleek study laboratories, administrative workplaces, library amenities, in addition to dormitory and dwelling facilities.
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