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Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center

Amphibians and Reptiles

Team Members

The team's long term goal is:

  • Provide useful information that resource managers and other stakeholders can use to enhance the conservation of amphibians, reptiles, and other resources, in the face of global change and other stressors.

The team's short term goals are:

  • Estimate the presence/absence and relative abundance of amphibian and reptile populations.

  • Conduct studies on abiotic and biotic environmental changes affecting amphibian and reptile populations.

  • Identify the factors that contribute to and/or limit the conservation and recovery efforts of species-at-risk.

  • Study amphibian populations, and global change, at both short- and long-term sites to enable the detection of amphibian responses to various types of changing conditions.

  • Develop new tools, approaches, and capabilities to improve the effectiveness of our research.

Current Projects

Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative

Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative

Terrestrial Wetland Global Change Research Network

Terrestrial Wetland Global Change Research Network

Farm ponds as critical habitats for native amphibians

Farm ponds as critical habitats for native amphibians

 
Rocky Mountain tailed frog
Rocky Mountain tailed frog
Sound recorder placed in wetland to monitor amphibians
Sound recorder placed in wetland to monitor amphibians

Tadpoles monitored for deformities
Tadpoles monitored for deformities
 

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