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Pechmann, Joseph

WCU

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Land use and eastern hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis) populations in three Hiwassee River tributary watersheds 2012 505 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 2012 230 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) 2012 177 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...