Identifying factors linked with persistence of reintroduced populations: lessons learned from 25 years of amphibian translocations

Authors: Blake R Hossack
Contribution Number: 832


Most translocation efforts are unsuccessful, often for unknown reasons. We assessed factors linked with population persistence for 25 years of translocations of the federally threatened Chiricahua Leopard Frog. Local features were paramount, including habitat, predators, and restoration history. Timing and life stages stocked affected persistence, but rearing environment did not. Two or more translocations produced an approximate 4-yr increase in predicted population persistence.

Publication details
Published Date: 2022
Outlet/Publisher: Global Ecology and Conservation
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ARMI Organizational Units:
Rocky Mountains, Northern - Biology
Climate Change; Management; Monitoring and Population Ecology; Stressors
Place Names:
Arizona; New Mexico
amphibians; eDNA; head starting; invasives; recovery; reintroduction; restoration; translocation
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