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Integrating Metapopulation Ecology and Landscape Ecology for Improved Population Viability Analysis and Conservation Decision-Making


January 2014 - December 2017


Provide assistance with population viability analysis related to recovery planning for the federally-threatened Chiricahua leopard frog in Southern Arizona.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 6

Phd Students: 4

Post Docs: 3

University Staff: 4

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 13

Scientific Publications: 40

Presentations: 160



  • Brian IrwinCo-Principal Investigator
  • Richard ChandlerCo-Principal Investigator

Funding Agencies

  • Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative


Georgia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Georgia Department of Natural Resources
  2. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  3. U.S. Geological Survey
  4. University of Georgia
  5. Wildlife Management Institute