SEAFWA 2015 has ended
Welcome to the technical sessions schedule for the 2015 SEAFWA Annual Meeting.

The technical schedule is capable of being sorted by date (i.e, Monday, Nov. 2), track (i.e. Wildlife Technical Sessions), or session (i.e. Wildlife Session #1). You can also search for a presentation title (i.e. Changing Landscapes by Coalition), key term (i.e. striped bass), or presenter last name (i.e. Weaver). The sort and search functions can be found on the navigation panel on the right side of this page. If you hover over the "Schedule" button, you’ll also see different schedule view options (i.e. Grid or Simple). Try selecting each of them to see which view you prefer. 

MY SCHEDULE FEATURE: It is not required of you to create a Sched.org account to use this site but if you do so, you’ll be able to use the "My Schedule" feature which allows you to create your own schedule for the conference. Click the "Sign Up" button in the top right corner of this page to create a Sched.org account. 

SCHEDULE UPDATES: The session abstracts and timeslots are subject to change. This site will be updated as changes come in; please check back for updates. 

MAIN SCHEDULE & WEBSITE: Click here to return to the main SEAFWA conference site. 
Back To Schedule
Tuesday, November 3 • 2:20pm - 2:40pm
The Effects of Forest Disturbance on the Oviposition Site Preference of Amphibians Found in Upland Hardwood Forests on the mid-Cumberland Plateau in Southern Tennessee

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

Lacy E. Rucker, Yong Wang –Alabama A&M University; Callie J. Schweitzer, USDA Forest Service

Because of their sensitivity to habitat disturbance, amphibians’ response to silviculture practices has gained interest among researchers and conservationists. The effects of these practices on adult egg deposition have yet to be fully explored, although the importance of this is germane to sustaining these animals. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of forest disturbance, distance from a forest edge, and the effect of light intensity on the breeding pool preference of amphibians in upland hardwood forests on the mid-Cumberland Plateau of southern Tennessee. One of three silviculture treatments (control, shelterwood, and oak shelterwood) were applied to stands and replicated resulting in 14 research stands. A single pool array will be placed at distance of 10, 50, and 100 meters from the edge within treatment stands and replicated for a total of 42 pool arrays. Pool arrays will contain three artificial mesocosms; each pool will be assigned a screen to manipulate light intensity. Artificial pools will be monitored over two peak-breeding seasons from April to September. The amphibian population will be estimated using opportunistic encounter surveys, visual encounter surveys, and dip-net surveys conducted every 7-10 days, and morphometric data will be recorded on all collected individuals. The results of this study will improve our understanding of forest disturbance on the community ecology of amphibians, and will also provide forest managers and private landowners the knowledge to help reduce negative impacts of forest management techniques on amphibian populations while managing for oak regeneration on the Cumberland Plateau.

Tuesday November 3, 2015 2:20pm - 2:40pm EST
Ballroom Salon B

Attendees (0)