Wildlife-Habitat Relationships

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Whether generalists or specialists, wildlife species use habitats based on their structural, compositional, and climatic characteristics. This use may vary with life stage, age, or physiological condition of the animal, as well as weather, season, food availability, need for cover or shelter, and other factors. Our research focuses on understanding the intrinsic and extrinsic factors that drive wildlife habitat use patterns and population dynamics, using amphibians as a focal vertebrate group.