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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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Impacts of Forest Management on Amphibians

Impacts of Forest Management on Amphibians

(p.326) Forty-Eight Impacts of Forest Management on Amphibians
Amphibian Declines

Rochelle B. Renken

University of California Press

Researchers with the Missouri Department of Conservation, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, the U.S. Forest Service, and cooperating universities (University of Missouri-Columbia, University of Missouri-St. Louis, Michigan Technological University, and University of Tennessee-Chattanooga) are conducting a bold experiment to examine the long-term, large-scale impacts of forest management practices on the biotic and abiotic components of the oak-hickory forests of southern Missouri. The Missouri Ozark Forest Ecosystem Project (MOFEP) aims to conduct a controlled experiment to document the effects of typical forest management practices on the numbers and types of forest plants and animals, including amphibians. Drift fence arrays are chosen as the MOFEP technique for trapping amphibians. In this experiment, the impact of the forest management practices of clearcutting (technically called even-aged management) and select tree cutting (called uneven-aged management) is examined. MOFEP is unique both in its duration and its scale — data will be collected for the next 100+ years and on the landscape scale of 1,000-acre forests.

Keywords:   Forest Service, amphibians, forest management, oak-hickory forests, Missouri, drift fence arrays, clearcutting, select tree cutting, forest plants

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