Title

Frogs of the Forest: Monitoring Anuran Populations in Bosque Protector Cerro Candelaria

Abstract

Climate change is more pronounced in the Ecuadorean Andes than anywhere else in the world. Amphibians are particularly susceptible to climate change due to their inability to cross human barriers and because they can only tolerate a narrow window of ambient temperature. As part of the study abroad program SIT Ecuador: Comparative Ecology and Conservation, I surveyed frog populations in the cloud forest around a private nature reserve, Bosque Protector Cerro Candelaria, in central Ecuador. The primary goal of my research was to determine current frog population and diversity in order to compare the data to results from similar studies performed in April 2014 and April 2015. The results of this investigation, which I share in my presentation, suggest that frog population and species diversity have increased in the study sites.

Faculty Sponsor

Kate Jackson

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Animal Behavior

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Science 100

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Research Funding Source or OCS Program

SIT Ecuador

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Frogs of the Forest: Monitoring Anuran Populations in Bosque Protector Cerro Candelaria

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Climate change is more pronounced in the Ecuadorean Andes than anywhere else in the world. Amphibians are particularly susceptible to climate change due to their inability to cross human barriers and because they can only tolerate a narrow window of ambient temperature. As part of the study abroad program SIT Ecuador: Comparative Ecology and Conservation, I surveyed frog populations in the cloud forest around a private nature reserve, Bosque Protector Cerro Candelaria, in central Ecuador. The primary goal of my research was to determine current frog population and diversity in order to compare the data to results from similar studies performed in April 2014 and April 2015. The results of this investigation, which I share in my presentation, suggest that frog population and species diversity have increased in the study sites.

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