publication . Article . 2001

climate variability in regions of amphibian declines

Michael A. Alexander; Jon K. Eischeid;
Open Access
  • Published: 03 Aug 2001 Journal: Conservation Biology, volume 15, pages 930-942 (issn: 0888-8892, eissn: 1523-1739, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
Abstract
We explored the relationship between amphibian declines and climate variations in Colorado (U.S.A.), Puerto Rico, Costa Rica-Panama, and Queensland (Australia) through two sources of data: output from the National Center for Environmental Prediction "reanalysis system" and area-averaged station data. The reanalysis system merges observations from airplanes, land stations, satellites, ships, and weather bal- loons with output from a weather-forecast model to create global fields of atmospheric variables. Station data consisted of temperature and precipitation measured with thermometers and rain gauges at fixed locations. Temperatures were near normal in Colorado ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Ecology, Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics, Nature and Landscape Conservation, Dry season, Wildlife conservation, Wind speed, Wind direction, Amphibian, biology.animal, biology, Panama, Precipitation, Population decline
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