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Effects of Road and Land Use on Frog Distributions Across Spatial Scales and Regions in the Eastern and Central United States
Diversity and Distributions
  • David M. Marsh, Washington and Lee University
  • Bradley J. Cosentino, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
  • Kara S. Jones, University of Kentucky
  • Joseph J. Apodaca, Warren Wilson College
  • Karen H. Beard, Utah State University
  • Jane Margaret Bell, Warren Wilson College
  • Christine Bozarth, Northern Virginia Community College
  • Derrick Carper, Anoka-Ramsey Community College
  • Julie F. Charbonnier, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Andreia Dantas, Northern Virginia Community College
  • Elizabeth A. Forys, Eckerd College
  • Miran Foster, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Jaquelyn General, Anoka-Ramsey Community College
  • Kristen S. Genet, Anoka-Ramsey Community College
  • Macie Hanneken, Eckerd College
  • Kyle R. Hess, University of Rhode Island
  • Shane A. Hill, Utah State University
  • Faisal Iqbal, Northern Virginia Community College
  • Nancy E. Karraker, University of Rhode Island
  • Eran S. Kilpatrick, University of South Carolina
  • Tom A. Langen, Clarkson University
  • James Langford, University of South Carolina
  • Kathryn Lauer, Clarkson University
  • Alison J. McCarthy, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
  • Joseph Neale, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Saumya Patel, Washington and Lee University
  • Austin Patton, Warren Wilson College
  • Cherie Southwick, Warren Wilson College
  • Nathaniel Stearrett, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Nicholas Steijn, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
  • Mohammed Tasleem, Northern Virginia University
  • Jospeh M. Taylor, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
  • James R. Vonesh, Virginia Commonwealth University
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Understanding the scales over which land use affects animal populations is critical for conservation planning, and it can provide information about the mechanisms that underlie correlations between species distributions and land use. We used a citizen science database of anuran surveys to examine the relationship between road density, land use and the distribution of frogs and toads across spatial scales and regions of the United States.
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Marsh, D.M., B.J. Cosentino, K.S. Jones, J.J. Apodaca, K.H. Beard, J.M. Bell, C. Bozarth, D. Carper, J.F. Charbonnier, A. Dantas, E.A.Forys, M. Foster, J. General, K.S.Genet, M. Hanneken, K.R. Hess, S.A.Hill, F. Iqbal, N.E.Karraker, E.S.Kilpatrick, T.A.Langen, J. Langford, K. Lauer, A.J. McCarthy, J. Neale, S. Patel, A. Patton, C. Southwick, N. Stearrett, N. Steijn, M. Tasleem, J.M. Taylor, and J. Vonesh.2017. Effects of road and land use onfrog distributions across spatial scales and regions in the Eastern and Central United States. Diversity and Distributions. 23(2):158-170. DOI: 10.1111/ddi.12516