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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: 2

Masters Students: 6

Phd Students: 6

Post Docs: 3

University Staff: 4

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 20

Scientific Publications: 72

Presentations: 244



  • David GalatPrincipal Investigator

Funding Agencies

  • Columbia Environmental Research Center

Missouri Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Missouri Department of Conservation
  2. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  3. U.S. Geological Survey
  4. University of Missouri
  5. Wildlife Management Institute