Friday, March 4, 2016

Dr. Pitt publishes radio-telemetry research.

Dr. Amber Pitt was a co-author, along with colleagues from the University of Maine, Clemson University, and U.S. Geological Survey, of a paper entitled, “Evaluation of a waistband for attaching external radio transmitters to anurans” that was published in the peer-reviewed journal Wildlife Society Bulletin. The paper describes a new and improved radio-transmitter attachment method that can be used for tagging anurans (frogs and toads). This method allows for improved radio-telemetry studies that will allow researchers to track anurans and gain critical data regarding their natural history and ecology. Anurans have undergone dramatic population declines in recent years and are highly imperiled throughout the world so ecological data that can be gained through radio-telemetry studies can lead to enhanced conservation programs. The article can be downloaded from:

Groff, L.A., A.L. Pitt, R.F. Baldwin, A.J.K. Calhoun, C.S. Loftin. 2015. Evaluation of a waistband for attaching external transmitters to anurans. Wildlife Society Bulletin. DOI: 10.1002/wsb.554