|Land use and eastern hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis) populations in three Hiwassee River tributary watersheds
||The Eastern Hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis) is a cryptic,
long-lived, species in the family Cryptobranchidae. Declines in populations of many
aquatic species, including C. a. alleganiensis may be related to changes in the st...
|The effects of rhododendron on salamander communities in the Nantahala Mountains
||Rhododendron or great laurel is a common evergreen shrub found throughout eastern North America. Although native, rhododendron has been increasing in the Southern Appalachian Mountains landscape due to fire suppression, logging, and loss of the Ameri...
|Terrestrial habitat selection by the dusky gopher frog (Rana sevosa)
||The endangered dusky gopher frog (Rana sevosa) inhabits underground refuges created by fire and burrowing animals in longleaf pine forests. Prescribed fire can result in a mosaic of habitat patches having different characteristics. Fire suppression m...