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We examined local and landscape-scale variable influence on the depth and magnitude of edge effects on woodland salamanders in mature mixed mesophytic and northern hardwood forest adjacent to natural gas well sites maintained as wildlife openings. We surveyed woodland salamander occurrence from…
Author(s): Kurtis R. Moseley, W. Mark Ford, John W. Edwards
Keywords: Desmognathus, edge, field-forest interface, gas well, microclimate, mixed mesophytic, Plethodon, salamander
Source: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 151: 425-435.
Year: 2009
We explored the association between Van Dyke's salamander (Plethodon vandykei) and hydrologic condition, geomorphology, and vegetation structure in headwall seeps in the Cascade Range of Washington State. We modeled occurrence of P. vandykei at three site scales: between seeps,…
Author(s): A.P. McIntyre, R.A. Schmitz, C.M. Crisafulli
Keywords: Van Dyke's salamander, amphibian, Plethodon, headwall seeps, ecological modelling
Source: Journal of Herpetology. 40(3): 309-322
Year: 2006
We examined the effects of a second-thinning harvest with alternative riparian buffer management approaches on headwater stream habitats and associated vertebrates in western Oregon, USA. Our analyses showed that stream reaches were generally distinguished primarily by average width and depth,…
Author(s): Deanna H. Olson, Julia I. Burton
Keywords: amphibians, salamanders, timber harvest, Pacific Northwest, Dicamptodon, Rhyacotriton, Plethodon
Source: Forests
Year: 2014
We examined terrestrial amphibians in managed headwater forest stands in western Oregon from 1998 to 2009. We assessed: (1) temporal and spatial patterns of species capture rates, and movement patterns with distance from streams and forest management treatments of alternative riparian buffer widths…
Author(s): Deanna H. Olson, Matthew R. Kluber
Keywords: amphibians, artificial cover objects, dispersal, Ensatina, movements, Plethodon
Source: Herpetological Conservation and Biology
Year: 2014
Prescribed fire is used in the central Appalachians to promote and maintain mixed-oak and pine forests, create open forest conditions, improve habitat for wildlife, and to reduce the risk of impact of higher intensity wildfires on human development. Few studies have investigated responses of…
Author(s): Carl D. Jacobsen, Donald J. Brown, William D. Flint, Jamie L. Schuler, Thomas M. Schuler
Keywords: Amphibian, Cow Knob Salamander, George Washington National Forest, Habitat Management, Plethodon
Source: Forest Ecology and Management
Year: 2020
Documenting the sex of individuals encountered during wildlife research and monitoring activities is important for understanding and tracking changes in populations. However, sexing salamanders can be particularly difficult because secondary sex characters are often subtle or only visible during…
Author(s): Lacy E. Rucker, Donald J. Brown, Carl D. Jacobsen, Kevin R. Messenger, Erik R. Wild, Thomas K. Pauley
Keywords: Ambystoma, Aneides, Cryptobranchus, Desmognathus, Eurycea, Gyrinophilus, Plethodon, Pseudotriton
Source: Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management
Year: 2021
Amphibians are declining globally and while many factors are contributing to this decline, habitat loss and degradation caused by climate and land use changes are among the most critical. Habitat degradation and increased interspecific competition are both concerns for long-term viability of the…
Author(s): Lacy E. Rucker, Donald J. Brown, Mark B. Watson, Thomas K. Pauley
Keywords: Amphibian, Clearcut, Forest, Occupancy, Plethodon, West Virginia
Source: Forest Ecology and Management
Year: 2022