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Amphibians References

These are important publications about this resource. The list may include academic publications, government publications, management documents that inform the decision-making process at parks and protected areas, or links to websites that provide additional information relevant to the topic.

Corn, P.S. 2007. Amphibians and disease: Implications for conservation in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Yellowstone Science. 15(2):11-16

McMenamin, S.K., E.A. Hadly, and C.K. Wright. 2008. Climatic change and wetland desiccation cause amphibian decline in Yellowstone National Park. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 105(44):16988–16993.

Patla, D. and K. Legg. 2012. Greater Yellowstone Network amphibian monitoring: 2010–2011 annual status report. Natural Resource Data Series NPS/GRYN/NRDS—2012/332. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Patla, D.A. and C.R. Peterson. 1999. Are amphibians declining in Yellowstone National Park? Yellowstone Science. 7(1): 2–11.

Patla, D.A. and C.R. Peterson. 2002. Amphibian persity, distribution, and habitat use in the Yellowstone Lake Basin. In R. J. Anderson and D. Harmon, ed., Yellowstone Lake: Hotbed of chaos or reservoir of resilience? Proceedings of the 6th Biennial Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, 179–191. Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel, Yellowstone National Park: Yellowstone Center for Resources and George Wright Society.

Spear, S.F., C.R. Peterson, M.D. Matocq, and A. Storfer. 2006. Molecular evidence for historical and recent population size reductions of tiger salamanders (Ambystoma tigrinum) in Yellowstone National Park. Conservation Genetics 7(4):605–611.

Stebbins, R.C. 2003. A field guide to Western reptiles and amphibians. 3rd edition. Boston: Houghton-Mifflin Co.

Did You Know?

Bison in Yellowstone.

There are more people hurt by bison than by bears each year in Yellowstone. Park regulations state that visitors must stay at least 25 yards away from bison or elk and 100 yards away from bears.