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Lizards used as bioindicators to monitor pesticide contamination in sub-Saharan Africa: A review

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To monitor the environmental effects of pesticides, population and community metrics for lizards (e.g., species composition, relative density, percentage niche occupied) should be recorded before and after applications, or compared between treated and untreated areas, in parallel with samples collected for laboratory residue analysis. In monitoring studies focused on lizard habitat, numerically predominant lizard species may be identified from preliminary field surveys, and subsequently used as bioindicators. Lizards will be especially useful as bioindicators during dry seasons or in arid regions lacking amphibians. Characteristics of lizards making them suitable for use as bioindicators of pesticides and other environmental contaminants are reviewed.


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