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Amphibian conservation in agricultural landscapes


June 2007 - October 2009


1) Landscape-level modeling - determine if extent spatial, pattern and intensity of agricultural land use affect the composition of the amphibian community
2) Field experimental studies - determine if water chemistry affects growth and development in natural amphibian populations and stream food web communities.
3) Laboratory studies - determine if agricultural compounds alter amphibian thyroid function and gonad morphology at environmentally relevant concentrations


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 95

Masters Students: 239

Phd Students: 142

Post Docs: 53

University Staff: 240

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 701

Scientific Publications: 1936

Presentations: 4260



  • David GalatPrincipal Investigator

Funding Agencies

  • Columbia Environmental Research Center

Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey