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Population Estimates of Hyla cinerea (Schneider) (Green Tree Frog) in an Urban Environment

Lanminh Pham, Seth Boudreaux, Sam Karhbet, Becky Price, Azmy S. Ackleh, Jacoby Carter and Nabendu Pal
Southeastern Naturalist
Vol. 6, No. 2 (2007), pp. 203-216
Published by: Eagle Hill Institute
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4541016
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Population Estimates of Hyla cinerea (Schneider) (Green Tree Frog) in an Urban Environment
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Abstract

Hyla cinerea (Green Treefrog) is a common wetlands species in the southeastern US. To better understand its population dynamics, we followed a relatively isolated population of Green Treefrogs from June 2004 through October 2004 at a federal office complex in Lafayette, LA. Weekly, Green Treefrogs were caught, measured, marked with VIE tags, and released. The data were used to estimate population size. The time frame was split into two periods: before and after August 17, 2004. Before August 17, 2004, the average estimated population size was 143, and after August 24, 2005, this value jumped to 446, an increase possibly due to tadpoles metamorphosing into adults.

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