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California Red-Legged Frogs in Point Reyes coastal dune drainages (2015)

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2015-04-27
End Date
2015-09-24

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Halstead, B.J., and Kleeman, P.M., 2017, California Red-Legged Frogs in Point Reyes coastal dune drainages (2015): U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7RJ4GNS.

Summary

California Red-legged Frogs (Rana draytonii) are typically regarded as inhabitants of permanent ponds, marshes, and slow-moving streams, but their ecology in other habitats, including coastal dunes, remains obscure. To avoid and minimize potential negative effects of dune restoration activities, we studied the spatial ecology, habitat selection, and survival of California Red-legged Frogs in coastal dune drainages at Point Reyes National Seashore, California. Frogs remained in their home drainages throughout the summer, and, with some notable exceptions, most remained close to water. Home ranges of California Red-legged Frogs in dunes were generally small, and they selected areas near water with logs that served as refuge from environmental [...]

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Originator :
Brian J Halstead, Patrick M Kleeman
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Brian J Halstead
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U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
USGS Mission Area :
Ecosystems
SDC Data Owner :
Western Ecological Research Center

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Purpose

We studied the spatial ecology, habitat selection, and survival of California Red-legged Frogs in coastal dune drainages at Point Reyes National Seashore, California, to enable resource managers to restore habitat for rare plants and birds while avoiding or minimizing potential negative effects to a threatened amphibian.

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Photographer: Patrick M. Kleeman USGS/WERC
Photographer: Patrick M. Kleeman USGS/WERC

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