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RESISTANCE AND RESILIENCE OF STREAM SALAMANDER POPULATIONS TO DISTURBANCE

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Urbanization and drought represent two pervasive disturbances that affect animal inhabitants of small, first-order streams. Stream salamanders (Family Plethodontidae) represent the dominant vertebrate group and play important ecological roles in first-order streams, although they have often been neglected in previous studies on the effects of disturbance on system ecosystems. It was hypothesized that urbanization and drought would strongly influence vital rates (e.g., occupancy, abundance, survival, etc.) of salamander populations.
subject
Desmognathus
Drought
Eurycea
North Carolina
Streams
Urbanization
contributor
Price, Steven John (author)
Browne, Robert A (committee chair)
Pilgrim, Melissa A (committee member)
Anderson, David J (committee member)
Silman, Miles R (committee member)
Zeyl, Clifford W (committee member)
date
2011-09-08T08:35:48Z (accessioned)
2013-09-08T08:30:08Z (available)
2011 (issued)
degree
Biology (discipline)
embargo
2013-09-08 (terms)
identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/36146 (uri)
language
en (iso)
publisher
Wake Forest University
title
RESISTANCE AND RESILIENCE OF STREAM SALAMANDER POPULATIONS TO DISTURBANCE
type
Dissertation

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