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Title: Spatio-temporal Dynamics of Pond Use and Recruitment in Florida Gopher Frogs (Rana Capito aesopus)

Abstract

We examined spatio-temporal dynamics of the Florida Gopher frog breeding and juvenile recruitment. Ponds were situated in a hardwood or pine-savanna matrix of upland forest. Movement was monitored from 1994-1999. Adult pond use was low but relatively constant. Juvenile recruitment was higher in the upland savanna matrix. Body size was negatively correlated with the number of juveniles exiting the pond in only one year suggesting intraspecific competition is one of many factors. Most immigration occurred in May through August and was unrelated to rainfall.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
USDA Forest Service, Savannah River, New Ellenton, SC (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
(US)
OSTI Identifier:
807807
DOE Contract Number:  
AI09-00SR22188
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Journal of Herpetology
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 35; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: PBD: 16 May 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; ADULTS; BREEDING; FLORIDA; FROGS; JUVENILES; PONDS; HABITAT; POPULATION DYNAMICS; AMPHIBIAN BREEDING; ISOLATED PONDS; LONGLEAF SAVANNA; HARDWOODS; BODY SIZE

Citation Formats

Greenberg, C.H. Spatio-temporal Dynamics of Pond Use and Recruitment in Florida Gopher Frogs (Rana Capito aesopus). United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Greenberg, C.H. Spatio-temporal Dynamics of Pond Use and Recruitment in Florida Gopher Frogs (Rana Capito aesopus). United States.
Greenberg, C.H. Tue . "Spatio-temporal Dynamics of Pond Use and Recruitment in Florida Gopher Frogs (Rana Capito aesopus)". United States.
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abstractNote = {We examined spatio-temporal dynamics of the Florida Gopher frog breeding and juvenile recruitment. Ponds were situated in a hardwood or pine-savanna matrix of upland forest. Movement was monitored from 1994-1999. Adult pond use was low but relatively constant. Juvenile recruitment was higher in the upland savanna matrix. Body size was negatively correlated with the number of juveniles exiting the pond in only one year suggesting intraspecific competition is one of many factors. Most immigration occurred in May through August and was unrelated to rainfall.},
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