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Habitat selection, movement patterns, and hazards encountered by Northern Leopard Frogs (Lithobates pipiens) in an agricultural landscape: Data

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2001-04-01
End Date
2002-10-31

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Melinda Knutson, Shawn Weick, Jennifer Herner-Thogmartin, Wayne Thogmartin, Joshua Kapfer, and John C. Nelson, 2018, Habitat selection, movement patterns, and hazards encountered by Northern Leopard Frogs (Lithobates pipiens) in an agricultural landscape: Data: U.S. Geological Survey, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7930S4R.

Summary

Telemetry data for 59 Northern Leopard Frogs (Lithobates pipiens) breeding in ponds in Houston and Winona Counties, MN; 2001-2002. Agricultural intensification is causing declines in many wildlife species, including Northern Leopard Frogs (Lithobates pipiens). Specific information about frog movements, habitat selection, and sources of mortality can be used to inform conservation-focused land management and acquisition. We studied Northern Leopard Frogs in southeastern Minnesota, part of the Driftless Area ecoregion, characterized by hills and valleys and a mix of agriculture, forests, small towns and farmsteads. In this area, small farm ponds, originally built to control soil erosion are used by the species for breeding and wintering [...]

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farm pond frog data 2001.csv 95.03 KB
farm pond frog data 2002.csv 73.67 KB
Habitat_selection_movement_patterns_and_hazards_encountered_by_Northern_Leopard_Frogs_Lithobates_pipiens_in_an_agricultural_landscape.xml
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To understand how the frogs use an agricultural landscape, how large are their home ranges, what hazards (mortality events) do they experience, where do they breed and are these the same places where they over-winter?

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