This chapter shows how experimental applications can have the potential to identify some of the processes underlying ecological declines, especially if reptiles can be studied in situ or in simulated habitats where those environmental parameters predicted to influence population ecology can be precisely monitored. It presents guidelines for selecting reptile species that are ideally suited for use in enclosures, and summarizes conceptual and practical guidelines for using enclosures, mesocosms, and even zoos to answer questions about reptile ecology and conservation. Additionally, the chapter provides an overview of a few techniques in which habitat features or individual subjects are manipulated, and discusses some future opportunities where experimental applications can target reptile conservation.
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