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Amphibian DeclinesThe Conservation Status of United States Species$
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Michael Lannoo

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780520235922

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520235922.001.0001

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Population Manipulations

Population Manipulations

Chapter:
(p.265) Thirty-Seven Population Manipulations
Source:
Amphibian Declines
Author(s):

C. Kenneth Dodd

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520235922.003.0037

In recent years in North America and in other locales, there has been a surge of interest in the status and conservation of amphibian populations. Concern centers on the disappearance or decline of individual populations, species, and even geographic assemblages of amphibians, particularly anurans. Although there is likely no one cause for population declines in many scattered regions or for the deformities reported in midwestern North America, researchers are now feverishly developing monitoring and research programs that can only aid in our understanding of amphibian population dynamics and the importance of amphibians to ecosystem function. Head-starting, relocation, repatriation, and translocation (HS/RRT), often in conjunction with captive breeding, have frequently been suggested as viable options in the conservation of amphibians. This chapter reviews recent projects employing HS/RRT solutions to problems facing imperiled amphibians.

Keywords:   head-starting, relocation, repatriation, translocation, captive breeding, conservation, amphibians, population declines, North America, population dynamics

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