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Effects of conservation programs on amphibian communities in seasonal wetlands of the Prairie Pothole Region's glaciated plains

Duration

August 2005 - June 2008

Narrative

Human perturbations have altered the health and sustainability of modern ecosystems. In the Prairie Pothole Region of North America, an area of considerable value to wildlife and agriculture, the primary human perturbation has been land development to facilitate agriculture production. In response to concern regarding the fate of fish and wildlife habitat and various ecosystem functions (e.g. water quality, sediment and chemical infiltration, erosion, nutrient transport, floodwater retention, ground-water recharge and biological diversity), private and governmental entities have implemented numerous conservation programs to restore basic ecosystem services within the modern agricultural landscape.

Research Products and Activities

Thesis

  • Balas, C.J. 2008. Effects of conservation programs on amphibian communities in seasonal wetlands of the Prairie Pothole Region's glacial plains. Download  | 
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 1

Masters Students: 10

Phd Students: 0

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 1

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 14

Scientific Publications: 6

Presentations: 11

 

Personnel

  • Walter DuffyCo-Principal Investigator
  • Caleb BalasStudent

Funding Agencies

  • Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center

Links

California Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. California Department of Fish and Wildlife
  2. Humboldt State University
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute