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Establishing a baseline and faunal history in amphibian monitoring programs: The amphibians of Harris Neck, GA

Southeastern Naturalist

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DOI: 10.1656/1528-7092(2007)6[125:EABAFH]2.0.CO;2

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Abstract

We conducted an intensive inventory of Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge in coastal Georgia to determine the feasibility of establishing an amphibian monitoring program at this location. Thirteen semi-aquatic amphibian species were identified at 21 locations. Amphibian species richness at Harris Neck was similar to that of nearby barrier islands. The amphibian fauna of Harris Neck has long been affected by human-induced landscape changes, including the inadvertent introduction of tadpoles from distant fish hatcheries and the creation of artificial impoundments. Land-use history provides important information necessary to understand current amphibian distribution, especially when census data are used to establish a baseline from which to monitor future status and trends.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Establishing a baseline and faunal history in amphibian monitoring programs: The amphibians of Harris Neck, GA
Series title:
Southeastern Naturalist
DOI:
10.1656/1528-7092(2007)6[125:EABAFH]2.0.CO;2
Volume
6
Issue:
1
Year Published:
2007
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Southeastern Naturalist
First page:
125
Last page:
134
Number of Pages:
10