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Coastal Plains Institute

Longleaf pine forest

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To obtain a copy of the following 2 papers, email means@bio.fsu.edu

Means, D. Bruce. 2006. Chapter 6. Vertebrate faunal diversity in longleaf pine savannas. Pages 155-213 in S. Jose, E. Jokela, and D. Miller, eds. Longleaf Pine Ecosystems: Ecology, Management, and Restoration. Springer, New York. xii + 438 pp.
Heinicke, Matthew P., William E. Duellman, Linda Trueb, D. Bruce Means, Ross D. MacCulloch, and S. Blair Hedges. 2009. A new frog family (Anura: Terrarana) from South America and an expanded direct-developing clade revealed by molecular phylogeny. Zootaxa 2211:1-35.
Effects of Rattlesnake Roundups on the Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake(CROTALUS ADAMANTEUS) (PDF)
Oviposting behavior in the egg-brooding from Stefania ayangannae (PDF)
Declines in Ravine-inhabiting Dusky Salamanders of the Southeastern US Coastal Plain (PDF)
FSU Research in Review Cover Story: Higher Plain
Amphibians & Fire in Longleaf Pine Ecosystems: Response to Schurbon & Fauth
Biogeography & Pattern Variation of Kingsnakes in the Apalachicola Region of Florida,

Southeastern U. S. Coastal Plain Habitats of the Plethodontidae:
The Importance of Relief, Ravines, and Seepage.

PARC,  Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
Dr. Bruce Means handling an Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake Dr. D. Bruce Means Ph.D

Dr. Bruce Means is the President and Executive Director of the Coastal Plains Institute and Land Conservancy, a nonprofit organization he and others founded in 1984 that is dedicated to conserving the rich biodiversity--and elevating public awareness and appreciation--of the vast Coastal Plain of the southeastern United States. He is an Adjunct Professor of Biological Science at Florida State University where he has taught courses the ecology of upland, wetland, and coastal environments of the southeastern U. S. and courses on vertebrate biology, ichthyology, mammalogy, herpetology, general biology, tropical ecology, and conservation biology. His research includes a wide variety of topics ranging from ecosystems of the southeastern U. S. to fire ecology, the natural history of South American tepuis, biogeography, conservation, endangered species, and the evolution and natural history of amphibians and reptiles. He has published more than 235 scientific articles, technical reports, and popular articles on his research in National Wildlife, International Wildlife, Natural History, BBC Wildlife, National Geographic, Fauna, South American Explorer, and other magazines. His books include two on the ecology of Florida and “Herpetophilia, Love of Creeping, Crawling Things.” From 1998 to the present, he and his research have been featured in documentary films for National Geographic Television (King Rattler; Quest for the Rainbow Serpent; Into the Lost World; Saving the King of Snakes; Diamondback Survivors, etc.), BBC Television, and PBS. Bruce Means lives in Tallahassee and relishes his time in the woodlands, swamps, and bogs of the Florida Panhandle—and making expeditions into the vast wilderness of northeastern South America

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Rainbow Serpent by native Australian Isaiah Nagurrburrba, Arnhem Land

The Rainbow Serpent by native Australian, Isaiah Nagurrburrba,
Arnhem Land

National Geographic
Wild Choronicles
Lost World: Roraima
Tepui has remained isolated for millions of years

National Geographic News
Pristine "Islands in the Sky" Are Window on Evolution

Stalking the Plumed Serpent

Priceless Florida

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Bruce Means
1313 Milton St.
Tallahassee, FL 32303
E-mail: means@bio.fsu.edu
phone: 850-681-6208
FAX: 850-681-6123

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