Impacts of year-year variations of precipitation (snowpack and rainfall) on amphibian recruitment and survival

Contact First Name: 
Kathleen
Contact Last Name: 
Matthews
FS Research Station(s): 
Pacific Southwest Research Station
Summary: 

This study explores the link between the changes in water availability -- including complete pond drying -- and the abundance and recruitment of mountain yellow-legged frog in Dusy Basin , Kings Canyon National Park , California , USA . We propose using the low-snowpack years (1999, 2002, 2004) as comparative case studies to predict future effects of climate change on aquatic habitat availability and amphibian abundance and survival.

Geographic Region: 
United States
Pacific Southwest Region (R5)
California
Project Status: 
Action

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