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Description

The eastern tiger salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum) is a widely distributed amphibian ranging from Northern Minnesota, down to Florida, and over to the east coast of the United States (Oldfield and Moriarty, 1994). As populations within the species are diverse and seldom studies have been done in the area of radio telemetry in tiger salamanders, there is a need for information in this field. This project was the first of its kind to be implemented in Minnesota.

In an effort to more fully understand the ecology of this species, this research attempts to provide vital information that will allow a better understanding of the tiger salamander and how the species utilizes the habitat around them. This research will provide important information regarding conservation management and land use methods, as these amphibians have specific habitat needs, such as vegetative structure, moisture requirements, and corridors for dispersal (Dodd and Seigel, 1991).

Publication Date

4-2014

Keywords

Tiger salamander, Animal radio tracking

Disciplines

Aquaculture and Fisheries | Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecology

Tracking Movements of Ambystoma tigrinum Using Radio Telemetry

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