USGS SESC - Everglades - Herpetofauna - 2005

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The Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) requires the use of ecological indicators to measure the success of restoration efforts. The Everglades amphibian community is ideal because amphibians are present in all habitats and under all hydrologic regimes. During Everglades restoration, hydrologic patterns will change and the response of ecological indicators will determine success. Fourteen amphibian species were detected through VES, vocalization surveys and trapping methods throughout the study and the occurrence information collected in this project database. USGS Southeast Ecological Science Center (SESC).

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amphibians; restoration; ecological indicators; reptiles; Everglades National Park; amphibians; multiple species; animals; vertebrates; Metadata; Observation


A.N. Rice
  • Originator
Matt Cannister
  • Metadata Provider
  • User
U.S. Geological Survey
7920 NW 71 ST
32653 Gainesville
Ken Rice
  • Point Of Contact
SESC Center Director
U.S. Geological Survey
7920 NW 71 ST
32653 Gainesville

Geographic Coverage

Everglades National Park, Florida, USA and surrounding water conservation areas.

Bounding Coordinates South West [25.412, -80.738], North East [25.816, -80.501]

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2004-07-12 / 2005-08-31

Additional Metadata

This dataset provides a subset of fields from the original sampling project. The original dataset contains many fields with information such as environmental variables, observers/collectors, and field notes associated with each record. Use the 'Point of Contact' in this document for a complete list of, and to gain access to, fields associated with this subset of the original dataset.

Purpose Amphibian occurrence information was collected in this database along with ecological indicators and used to determine if amphibians could act as an indicator of success of restoration efforts in Everglades National Park and surrounding water conservation areas.
Alternative Identifiers 0b7656f7-4b0c-4133-abe4-5ba95492d33c