Climate Change and Herpetofauna

Contact First Name: 
Dede
Contact Last Name: 
Olson
Summary: 

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.
Geographic Region: 
United States
Project Status: 
Action

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