NRCC Research Associates Featured in a
Special Issue of Ecological Indicators
An upcoming special issue
in the journal Ecological Indicators
features the collaborative long-term amphibian and wetland monitoring work of several NRCC Research Associates and Project Partners. Since 2006, NRCC and NPS have partnered to conduct annual surveys of amphibians across Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. The information generated through this monitoring program has helped to strengthen our current understanding of amphibian responses to a changing climate. Several articles in this series highlight how amphibians are important ecological indicators in National Parks and beyond. However, some of the longest-running monitoring projects are happening right here in the GYE. Through collaborative partnerships and committed work, NRCC scientists have been documenting changes in amphibian occurrence and documenting which habitats they select—information that is critical to the climate-informed management of amphibians and other species of conservation concern.
Andrew Ray surveying for the presence of amphibians in a catchment in the Yellowstone backcountry in July 2021 (Photo Credit: Lindsay Coe)
Project Partner Andrew Ray and Research Associate’s Debra Patla and Chuck Peterson are co-authors in a piece
that gives important details and reflections on the past 15 years of amphibian monitoring in the GYE.
Debra Patla looking for Boreal Chorus Frogs, Columbia Spotted Frogs, Western Toads, and Western Tiger Salamanders. (Photo Credit: Lindsay Coe)
Research Associates Erin Muths and Blake Hossack are co-authors in this article
that discusses the role of infectious disease in amphibian decline.
to access the entire open access online issue.