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Influence of forest management on headwater stream amphibians at multiple spatial scales

January 1, 2004

Background

Amphibians are important components of headwater streams in forest ecosystems of the Pacific Northwest (PNW). They comprise the highest vertebrate biomass and density in these systems and are integral to trophic dynamics both as prey and as predators. The most commonly encountered amphibians in PNW headwater streams include the Pacific giant salamander (Dicamptodon tenebrosus), the tailed frog (Ascaphus truei), the southern torrent salamander (Rhyacotriton variegatus), and the Columbia torrent salamander (R. kezeri).

Citation Information

Publication Year 2004
Title Influence of forest management on headwater stream amphibians at multiple spatial scales
DOI 10.3133/fs20043018
Authors Margo Stoddard, John P. Hayes, Janet L. Erickson
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 2004-3018
Index ID fs20043018
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center