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North American Amphibian Monitoring Program (NAAMP) anuran detection data from the eastern and central United States (1994-2015)

Dates

Publication Date
Time Period
1994
Time Period
2015

Citation

Foreman, T.M., Grant, E.H.C., and Weir, L.A., 2017, North American Amphibian Monitoring Program (NAAMP) anuran detection data from the eastern and central United States (1994-2015): U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7G44NG0.

Summary

The North American Amphibian Monitoring Program (NAAMP) was a collaborative citizen science effort between the US Geological Survey (USGS) and 26 Partners (state agencies, universities, and nonprofits) for monitoring calling amphibian populations over much of the eastern and central United States. Initiated in 1997 in response to needs set forth by the Declining Amphibian Populations Task Force in 1994 regarding increased anecdotal observations of global amphibian declines, NAAMP was designed to provide scientifically and statistically defensible, long-term distribution and trends data for calling amphibian populations at the state and regional level in the United States. The USGS discontinued coordination of the program at the conclusion [...]

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Evan H. Campbell Grant
Originator :
Tasha M. Foreman, Evan H. Campbell Grant, Linda A. Weir
Metadata Contact :
Tasha Foreman
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
ScienceBase Team
USGS Mission Area :
Ecosystems
SDC Data Owner :
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center

Attached Files

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Runs.csv
“Runs Data”
2.09 MB
Coordinates.csv
“Coordinates Data”
395.84 KB
Protocol.csv
“Protocol Table”
7.33 KB
Stops.csv
“Stops Data”
13.42 MB
Species.csv
“Species List”
2.85 KB
Counts.csv
“Counts”
16.42 MB
NAAMP_Eastern_and_Central_United_States_1994_2015.xml
Original FGDC Metadata

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Purpose

Data were collected to provide scientifically and statistically defensible, long-term distribution and trends data for calling amphibian populations at the state and regional level in the United States. With almost two decades of data, the USGS NAAMP dataset is the only large-scale dataset of randomly sampled locations for the occurrence and relative population abundance of calling frogs and toads in predominantly unprotected lands, and is therefore a valuable spatial data resource, with the potential to provide the conservation and management communities with valuable long-term information regarding frog and toad population trends and responses. Data can act as baseline comparisons for future datasets and can also be combined with biotic and abiotic datasets to discover potential influences on observed population trends. The dataset is also useful for the development and testing of new data analysis methods for occupancy studies, as well as in-class educational analysis opportunities. Dataset includes observations of 58 species found in the United States including listed, threatened, common, elusive, invasive, and exotic species, and is used by State agencies to understand the distribution and change in populations of amphibians, and is sometimes the only data on this taxonomic group considered in state-wide evaluations of resource condition.

Additional Information

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/F7G44NG0

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