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Amphibian Occupancy and Effects of Habitat Use on Chemical Exposure in Northern Leopard Frogs (Lithobates pipens) in Iowa Prairie Pothole Wetlands

Duration

November 2013 - December 2018

Narrative

Goals and Objectives:
- Determine amphibian occupancy rates in Iowa Prairie Pothole Region wetlands
- Correlate wetland habitat characteristics with amphibian species presence or absence
- Document post-breeding movement patterns of northern leopard frogs on Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program wetlands
- Assess the effect of surrounding land use practices as they contribute to chemical exposure and concentrations in northern leopard frogs

 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 102

Masters Students: 247

Phd Students: 163

Post Docs: 55

University Staff: 266

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 722

Scientific Publications: 1960

Presentations: 4355

 

Personnel

  • Clay PiercePrincipal Investigator
  • Jennifer SwansonStudent

Funding Agencies

  • ARMI
  • USGS Fort Collins Science Center

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