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Conservation genetics and population structure of Chiricahua leopard frogs in NM, AZ and Mexico

Duration

April 2007 - June 2010

Narrative

OBJECTIVE: Molecular genetic analyses will be conducted using microsatellite and mitochondrial DNA markers to quantify genetic relationships among populations, metapopulations, and RUs. This information will help determine whether northern and southern populations are distinct species, and direct the appropriateness of moving frogs among populations, metapopulations, and RUs. This work will estimate genetic diversity within and among populations and metapopulations, and the need for augmentation of individuals into declining populations. Results will also be used for future population viability analysis.

 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 100

Masters Students: 237

Phd Students: 155

Post Docs: 56

University Staff: 246

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 714

Scientific Publications: 1979

Presentations: 4410

 

Personnel

Funding Agencies

  • Science Support Partnership

Links

Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey