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Amphibians

Amphibians

Western Toad: Bufo boreasIn 2003 and 2004 SEAWEAD teamed up with Discovery Southeast naturalist Richard Carstensen, Denver Zoological Foundation scientist Sanjay Pyare and USGS herpetologist Michael Adams to inventory and monitor western toads in Southeast Alaska. The objectives of the project were to: 1) Develop/refine methodology for monitoring toad distribution in SE Alaska; 2) Establish quantitative baselines of toad distribution throughout Southeast Alaska; 3) Describe breeding-pond habitat and possible sources of decline, e.g. chytrid fungus; and 4) Provide a monitoring and conservation action plan.

 

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