What Is Missing in Amphibian Decline Research : Insights from Ecological Sensitivity Analysis

  title={What Is Missing in Amphibian Decline Research : Insights from Ecological Sensitivity Analysis},
  author={Roman Biek and W. Funk and Bryce A. Maxell and L Scott Mills},
Inventory, monitoring, and experimental studies have been the primary approaches for documenting and understanding the problem of amphibian declines. However, little attention has been given to placing human-caused perturbations affecting one or more life-history stages in the context of the overall population dynamics of particular species. We used two types of ecological sensitivity analysis to determine which vital rates have the strongest influence on the population dynamics of western… CONTINUE READING
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