|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...
|How conservative are sexual pheromones? : a cross-genera study of Plethodontid salamanders
||Pheromones play a pivotal role in salamander reproductive behavior. Males
deliver internally made pheromones from their mental gland to females during courtship
interactions in the family Plethodontidae. These courtship pheromones typically increas...
|Seasonal activity in dwarf waterdogs (Necturus punctatus) : risk management or resource acquisition?
||Predators can have non-consumptive effects (NCE) on prey populations in addition to normal consumptive effects. One of these NCE may be changes in patterns of behavior to reduce predation risk. Aquatic salamanders of the genus Necturus exhibit season...
|Assessing the effectiveness and values of wetland habitat created for amphibians in the Nantahala National Forest in NC
||Amphibians have been declining rapidly in recent years due to many factors. One of the
largest threats comes from alteration and destruction of both terrestrial and aquatic
habitat. The U.S. Forest Service has been creating and restoring wetland ha...