Habitat Patch Occupancy by Toads ( Bufo Punctatus ) in a Naturally Fragmented Desert Landscape

@inproceedings{BradfordHabitatPO,
  title={Habitat Patch Occupancy by Toads ( Bufo Punctatus ) in a Naturally Fragmented Desert Landscape},
  author={David F. Bradford and Anne C. Neale and Maliha S. Nash and Donald W. Sada and Jef R. Jaeger}
}
Amphibians are often thought to have a metapopulation structure, which may render them vulnerable to habitat fragmentation. The red-spotted toad (Bufo punctatus) in the southwestern United States and Mexico commonly inhabits wetlands that have become much smaller and fewer since the late Pleistocene. This study tests two predictions based on metapopulation theory, that the incidence of habitat patch occupancy is directly related to patch size and that it is inversely related to patch isolation… CONTINUE READING
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