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Daniel Saenz

Research Wildlife Biologist
Southern Pine Ecology
506 Hayter Street
Nacogdoches, TX 75965
United States
Current Research
My research focuses primarily on basic amphibian ecology and the impacts of forest management practices on amphibian communities. The long-range goals of my research are:
  • To determine the impacts of various forest management practices (including fragmentation) on amphibians
  • To determine likely consequences of climatic changes on amphibians
  • To develop guidelines for managing southern forest ecosystems to ensure healthy populations of amphibians
  • To develop and evaluate alternative monitoring protocols for amphibians
  • To develop and validate predictive habitat relationship models for amphibians.
  • Texas A&M University, Ph.D., Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences,
  • Stephen F. Austin State University, M.S., Biology,
  • Stephen F. Austin State University, B.S., Biology,
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Research Highlights

Even Small Roads Can Have a Big Impact

Year: 2016
Roads may be the single biggest driver of amphibian and reptile population declines and habitat loss in Neotropical rainforests.

It’s the City Life for Me! Spring Peepers in Urban Areas have Lower Rates of Fungal Infection

Year: 2015
The spring peeper (Pseudacris crucifer) is a small frog widespread throughout the eastern U.S. and Canada. A Forest Service study reports that spring peepers in urban areas had significantly lower rates of a fungal infection than peepers from forested sites.

Invasive Chinese Tallow Reduces Hatching of Frog Eggs

Year: 2012
Decomposing leaf litter reduces hatching of southern leopard frog eggs by lowering the pH and concentration of dissolved oxygen in the water