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Survey of the amphibians of Savannah National Wildlife Refuge, South Carolina and Georgia, U.S.A.

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Publication Date
Start Date
2004
End Date
2006

Citation

Dodd, C.K., Jr., and Barichivich, W.J., 2018, Survey of the amphibians of Savannah National Wildlife Refuge, South Carolina and Georgia, U.S.A.: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7ST7NRD.

Summary

From 2004 to 2006, we used a variety of sampling techniques to survey the amphibians of Savannah National Wildlife Refuge (SNWR), a large protected area straddling the lower portions of the Savannah River on the border between South Carolina and Georgia, USA. We documented 22 amphibian species, 15 frogs and 7 salamanders, with a possible 23rd species present. Amphibians occupied a variety of habitats and appeared tolerant of the mildly acidic and low oxygen conditions of many of the wetlands. This initial survey provides a historic baseline for monitoring amphibian populations as areas adjacent to the refuge.

Contacts

Point of Contact :
William J Barichivich
Originator :
C Kenneth Dodd Jr., William J Barichivich
Metadata Contact :
William J Barichivich
USGS Mission Area :
Ecosystems
SDC Data Owner :
Wetland and Aquatic Research Center
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase

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Purpose

In response to indications of worldwide declines in amphibian populations, the President and Congress directed Interior Department agencies to initiate a national program of amphibian monitoring, research, and conservation. There is an urgent need to determine the scope and severity of the problem and to investigate causes. The U.S. Geological Survey is uniquely qualified to coordinate and lead a cooperative national effort because its scientists have been in the forefront of studying amphibian populations and life history traits, measuring and monitoring environmental characteristics, and conducting research into potential causes of decline. As a result, the Agency formed the National Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative (ARMI).

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  • USGS Wetland and Aquatic Research Center

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/F7ST7NRD

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