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High Sierra Ecosystems: The Role of Fish Stocking in Amphibian DeclinesAuthor(s): Kathleen Matthews
Source: Pacific Southwest Research Station
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionWith a rich diversity of aquatic habitats, including deep lakes, shallow ponds, and rushing streams, Dusy Basinin Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks typifies the high Sierra ecosystem where mountain yellow-legged frogs usually thrive. Yet throughout the Sierra, aquatic ecologist Kathleen Matthews found entire water basins empty of these amphibians. Comprehensive studies showed that exotic trout caused the precipitous decline.
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CitationMatthews, Kathleen. 2003. High Sierra Ecosystems: The Role of Fish Stocking in Amphibian Declines. Pacific Southwest Research Station
KeywordsDusy Basinin Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks, amphibians
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