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Indices of Biological Integrity - Efficacy of Salamanders in Mined Landscapes of Appalachia


July 2012 - May 2014


This project is current in its formulation stage - however, we are seeking to understand if using aquatic and terrestrial salamanders provide similar or better information on mine-land recovery and ecological integrity than traditional taxa such as aquatic macro-invertebrates.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 101

Masters Students: 240

Phd Students: 161

Post Docs: 57

University Staff: 251

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 693

Scientific Publications: 1868

Presentations: 4284



Funding Agencies

  • Virginia Center for Coal and Energy Research


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