Blackrock: biological hotspot and hotbed of collaboration
Amphibian decline is a problem of global importance, with over 40 percent of species considered at risk. This phenomenon is not limited to the tropics or to other countries; amphibian species in the United States are also declining, contributing to the larger global phenomenon. For example, in Wyoming, the Wyoming toad has been extirpated in the wild and the boreal toad is a species of special concern. Habitat loss (especially of wetlands) and disease are two examples of perturbations contributing to amphibian decline.
Wetlands harbor a variety of wildlife from large ungulates to amphibians the size of a U.S. quarter. Because many amphibians depend on wetlands for breeding, feeding, and rearing young, the availability of wetlands is important to maintaining amphibian diversity and presence across suitable habitat.
|Publication Subtype||Other Report|
|Title||Blackrock: biological hotspot and hotbed of collaboration|
|Publisher||U.S. Geological Survey|
|Publisher location||Reston, VA|
|Google Analytic Metrics||Metrics page|