Climate Change and Herpetofauna
Contact First Name:Dede
Contact Last Name:Olson
Climate change is expected to affect amphibians through a number of direct and indirect mechanisms. This project focuses on examining several of these mechanisms, as well as potential management responses, including:
- "Shrinking heads hypothesis" - How do forested headwater streams respond to low water years? Do riparian buffers mitigate shrinking heads effects?
- Over-ridge connectivity designs for forested amphibians.
- Climate associations of the amphibian chytrid fungus.
- Long-term monitoring of anuran breeding dates in the Cascade Range.