Biology & Conservation of the Wood turtle
Northeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (2021). 235 pp.
The Wood Turtle (Glyptemys insculpta) has experienced significant population declines across its range in the United States and Canada, where it is a species emblematic of cool, remote, clean rivers from Nova Scotia to Minnesota and south to Virginia. This richly illustrated book is the first solely dedicated to the natural history, ecology, and conservation of the Wood Turtle. More than 20 scientists and managers from across the species' range have collaborated in this volume to explore the Wood Turtle's evolution, landscape ecology, distribution, habitat, biology, and behavior, and to evaluate its conservation needs and outlook.
The Northeast Wood Turtle Working Group was formed in 2009 within the Northeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (NEPARC) to collaboratively pursue conservation planning and management for this widespread species of conservation need. This book was developed over the course of a decade through the efforts and partnerships of the working group with the support of State Wildlife Grants and NEAFWA's Regional Conservation Needs program.
Biology and Conservation of the Wood Turtle - Entire Book (pdf - 71.4 mb)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (pdf - 9.7 mb)
Chapter 2 - Evolution (pdf - 5.0 mb)
Chapter 3 - Historical Biology (pdf - 4.3 mb)
Chapter 4 - Distribution (pdf - 5.6 mb)
Chapter 5 - Habitat (pdf - 14.7 mb)
Chapter 6 - Spatial Ecology (pdf - 9.5 mb)
Chapter 7 - Demography and Reproduction (pdf - 4.6 mb)
Chapter 8 - Threats and Predators (pdf - 7.0 mb)
Chapter 9 - Management and Restoration (pdf -4.4 mb)
Chapter 10 - Conservation Vision (pdf - 2.1 mb)
Literature Cited (pdf - 0.7 mb)