Compensatory effects of recruitment and survival when amphibian populations are perturbed by disease

Authors: Erin L Muths; R D Scherer; David S Pilliod
Contribution Number: 382
Abstract/Summary

The need to increase our understanding of factors that regulate animal population dynamics has been catalysed by recent, observed declines in wildlife populations worldwide. Reliable estimates of demographic parameters are critical for addressing basic and applied ecological questions and understanding the response of parameters to perturbations (e.g. disease, habitat loss, climate change). However, to fully assess the impact of perturbation on population dynamics, all parameters contributing to the response of the target population must be estimated.

Publication details
Published Date: 2011
Outlet/Publisher: Journal of Applied Ecology
Media Format: .PDF

ARMI Organizational Units:
Pacific Northwest - Biology
Rocky Mountains, Southern - Biology
Topics:
Disease; Management; Species and their Ecology
Place Names:
Colorado; Western US; Wyoming
Keywords:
amphibians; Bd; chytrid fungus; Chytridiomycosis; demographics; disease; ecology; life history; mark-recapture; methods; pathogen; population; survival
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