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Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative (ARMI): a successful start to a national program in the United States

Applied Herpetology

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DOI: 10.1163/157075405774483139

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Abstract

Most research to assess amphibian declines has focused on local-scale projects on one or a few species. The Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative (ARMI) is a national program in the United States mandated by congressional directive and implemented by the U.S. Department of the Interior (specifically the U.S. Geological Survey, USGS). Program goals are to monitor changes in populations of amphibians across U.S. Department of the Interior lands and to address research questions related to amphibian declines using a hierarchical framework of base-, mid- and apex-level monitoring sites. ARMI is currently monitoring 83 amphibian species (29% of species in the U.S.) at mid- and apex-level areas. We chart the progress of this 5-year-old program and provide an example of mid-level monitoring from 1 of the 7 ARMI regions.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative (ARMI): a successful start to a national program in the United States
Series title:
Applied Herpetology
DOI:
10.1163/157075405774483139
Volume
2
Issue:
4
Year Published:
2005
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
National Wildlife Health Center
Description:
p. 355-371
First page:
355
Last page:
371
Country:
United States
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
N