Navigation Links
N.C.'s Southern Cricket Frog populations declining
Date:7/10/2013

at specimens collected in the 1960s and housed in the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, then compared those to field data they collected over several summers. While the Northern Cricket Frog remains in many places, the Southern Cricket Frog has disappeared from the upper Coastal Plain between the Chowan River and the Cape Fear River.

"We don't know yet why this is happening, but we can expect that it does not bode well for amphibians and other animals that share their habitats, including humans," Micancin said.

It may be that the Northern Cricket Frog is "bullying out the Southern Cricket Frogs," which are slightly smaller, but human activity may also play an important role, he said. For example, the Southern Cricket Frog may be more sensitive to development than the Northern Cricket Frog. Climate change also could be affecting both species, which aren't able to survive droughts or winter temperature fluctuations as well as other frogs, he added.

Micancin, whose family has lived for generations in northeastern North Carolina, pointed to significant changes to the Great Dismal Swamp and other natural habitats in the state.

"Over recent decades, as the state has grown, we've seen more roads and parking lots, rural residential developments, larger farms and clear-cutting of pinelands," he said, all of which are affecting the habitats of cricket frogs and other amphibians, especially in northeastern counties.

Yet through his family's heritage, Micancin is keenly aware of the high poverty and unemployment rates there, and the critical need for more economic opportunities which usually means more development.

"It's a balancing act, and we need more research to understand how to preserve habitats for hunting, fishing and conservation while providing for the economic needs of North Carolinians. I'm hopeful but realistic about how successful we will be." he added.


'/>"/>

Contact: Kathy Neal
kcneal@unc.edu
919-740-5673
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Illegal marijuana grows threaten fishers in the southern Sierra Nevada
2. University of Southern California scientists reveal natural process that blocks viruses
3. Rapid climate change and the role of the Southern Ocean
4. Southern California sagebrush better suited to climate change, UCI study finds
5. 2 new marine protected areas created on Argentinas southern coasts
6. Southern insect scientists to meet in Baton Rouge in March
7. 24 new species of flower fly have been found in Central and Southern America
8. New study shows stable fisher population in the Southern Sierra Nevada
9. First evidence of ocean acidification affecting live marine creatures in the Southern Ocean
10. Report: Bushmeat pushes Southern African species to the brink
11. Sorghum eyed as a southern bioenergy crop
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/10/2014)... December 9, 2014   ... Platform   Jifflenow, ... scheduling solutions for business-to-business (B2B) events, today announced ... in mobile near-field communication (NFC), Bluetooth low energy ... (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140612/691055) , Jifflenow will integrate ...
(Date:12/5/2014)... 2014  Tute Genomics, a leader in cloud-based solutions ... A1 funding led by UK-based Eurovestech. Peak Ventures and ... investment round. "We are at a pivotal ... sequencing and seeks new approaches for the diagnosis, treatment ... MD MBA, and CEO of Tute Genomics. "One of ...
(Date:12/3/2014)...   Marvin Test Solutions , a trusted ... military, aerospace, and manufacturing organizations, today announced the ... TS-900 PXI semiconductor test platform . The TS-960 ... to customers at a fraction of the footprint ... "Our semiconductor customers asked for ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Jifflenow And ITN International Bring Cutting-Edge Badge Scanning Technology To B2B Events 2Jifflenow And ITN International Bring Cutting-Edge Badge Scanning Technology To B2B Events 3Tute Genomics Raises $2.3 Million to Scale Up Cloud-Based Genome Analytics and Accelerate Personalized Medicine 2Tute Genomics Raises $2.3 Million to Scale Up Cloud-Based Genome Analytics and Accelerate Personalized Medicine 3Marvin Test Solutions Brings New Capabilities to PXI-Based Semiconductor Test with TS-960 2Marvin Test Solutions Brings New Capabilities to PXI-Based Semiconductor Test with TS-960 3
... that climate affects our water supply, but new research ... managers an unprecedented level of detail on how climate ... the Southeast. Researchers found that the groundwater, primarily ... directly influenced by the amount of precipitation that fell ...
... PhD, has won the Louis N. and Arnold M. ... the American Heart Association (AHA), marking the first time ... researcher has been the recipient. Dr. Qian ... and independent biomedical-research organization -- and a California Institute ...
... Cancer Discovery , a journal of the American Association ... be on the horizon for neuroendocrine prostate cancers, the ... M.D., professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at Weill ... of men with prostate cancer present with neuroendocrine prostate ...
Cached Biology News:Gladstone scientist receives American Heart Association's Katz prize for cardiovascular research 2
(Date:12/24/2014)... (PRWEB) December 23, 2014 ... series is designed to introduce cutting edge ... users and partners of platform upgrades. This ... benefits; empowering users in their quest to ... tools. , According to SoundConnect’s Marketing Manager, ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... 23, 2014 According to Ross Selinger, President ... of ITRA Global, the national office market continues to be ... This is evidenced by the third quarter’s surprising 3.9% GDP, ... Low energy costs have held inflation down and the Fed ... the housing market remaining soft. , This solid economic news ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... 23, 2014 Nashville Fertility Center announced ... treasurer for the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), ... research in reproductive medicine. In his new role ... the executive board and will have a voice in ... has actively supported ASRM since 1984 when he joined ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... Diego, CA (PRWEB) December 23, 2014 ... where their Twitter followers can submit their #HolidayInTheLab ... themselves and their lab mates. , For those struggling ... lab mates, the Pipette.com Holiday in the Lab Contest ... Pipette.com Twitter followers to send pictures of ...
Breaking Biology Technology:SoundConnect Launches Leading Edge Business Communications Webinar Series 2SoundConnect Launches Leading Edge Business Communications Webinar Series 3ITRA Global Reports Long Island Is Out of Sync With The National Office Market 2ITRA Global Reports Long Island Is Out of Sync With The National Office Market 3Nashville Fertility Center Announces Dr. George A. Hill Selected to Serve as ASRM Treasurer for 2014-15 2Nashville Fertility Center Announces Dr. George A. Hill Selected to Serve as ASRM Treasurer for 2014-15 3Major Pipette Distributor Pipette.com Announces their Holiday in the Lab Contest 2
... consultants and consulting firms that use slogans and catchy buzz-phrases ... ear of executive management. Economic development equals broadband connectivity (EDEBC) ... or phrase rings true, it stands the test of time. ... is printed on. , ,I believe EDEBC is becoming very ...
... - Businesses in metropolitan Milwaukee and perhaps throughout ... to advance digital inclusiveness as Milwaukee moves toward completion ... of Milwaukee , having finalized a contract with ... wireless Internet network, will pursue five goals that are ...
... - A Madisonian with a background in city ... organization that is working to attract federal grant money ... ,The Wisconsin lobbying firm Hamilton Consulting Group ... will focus on Hamilton's new government relations venture, hamilton.gsp, ...
Cached Biology Technology:Locations must have connectivity to be viable 2Locations must have connectivity to be viable 3Locations must have connectivity to be viable 4Businesses could bridge digital divide in Milwaukee with used computers 2Businesses could bridge digital divide in Milwaukee with used computers 3
Request Info...
Request Info...
... Nebulizers are available in two product models - ... two models is that the 6000AT+ includes a ... drier aerosol for improved detection limits and reduced ... a range of elements by 10-40 times. Note ...
...
Biology Products: