Leaflet

Press: Amphibian Contributions to Ecosystem Services

What Do Frogs Do All Day? The University of Wisconsin-Madisen Arboretum produced this very nice leaflet: https://arboretum.wisc.edu/content/uploads/2012/11/35_ArbLeaflet.pdf. It outlines how amphibians enhance ecosystem functions and enrich our lives and is largely based on our recent paper: Hocking, D. J. and K. J. Babbitt. 2014. Amphibian Contributions to Ecosystem Services. Herpetological Conservation and Biology. 9(1): 1-17.…

Wood Frog amplexus

Creating Vernal Pools

Calhoun and colleagues just published a very nice review in Wetlands on creating vernal pools with emphasis pool-breeding amphibians. I’m not going to summarize the paper as it’s a review (not too long) and worth reading in full. However, one of the take home messages is that creating effective vernal pools is extremely difficult. The…

Plotting grouped data vs time with error bars in R

This is my first blog since joining R-bloggers. I’m quite excited to be part of this group and apologize if I bore any experienced R users with my basic blogs for learning R or offend programmers with my inefficient, sloppy coding. Hopefully writing for this most excellent community will help improve my R skills while…