A strategy for reviewing the biology of animals

G. H. Pyke*

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With the advent of computer-based technology and the increasing need to focus on the biology of plant and animal species, it is both necessary and timely to adopt strategies for reviewing available information concerning individual species. To be most useful, biological reviews should be able to cope with taxonomic uncertainty and change, should be comprehensive with regard to topics, sufficiently detailed, repeatable and easy to keep up-to-date, should include anecdotal observations, and should indicate the nature and extent of support for each statement concerning a species. I present here a computer-based strategy which I have adopted for carrying out such reviews and illustrate it with the example of the diet of the Green and Golden Bell Frog Litoria aurea.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)482-491
Number of pages10
JournalAustralian Zoologist
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Biology
  • Conservation
  • Diet
  • Human impact
  • Litoria aurea
  • Management
  • Review


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