Effect of Road Traffic on Two Amphibian Species of Differing Vagility

@inproceedings{Carr2001EffectOR,
  title={Effect of Road Traffic on Two Amphibian Species of Differing Vagility},
  author={Laurie W. Carr and Lenore Fahrig},
  year={2001}
}
Vehicular traffic can be a major source of mortality for some species. Highly vagile organisms may be at a disadvantage in landscapes with roads because they are more likely to encounter roads and incur traffic mortality. To test this prediction, we assessed the population abundance of two anuran species of differing vagility, the leopard frog ( Rana pipiens , more vagile) and the green frog ( Rana clamitans , less vagile), at 30 breeding ponds. Traffic density, an index of the amount of… CONTINUE READING