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A comparison of techniques for sampling amphibians in the forests of south-east Queensland, Australia

Parris, Kirstem M; Norton, Tony Wallace; Cunningham, Ross


We employed three techniques for sampling amphibians (nocturnal stream searching, pitfall traps with drift fences, and automatic tape recording of anuran calls) concurrently for six nights at 20 forest sites in south-east Queensland, Australia, to compare their performance. Nocturnal stream searching was the most sensitive sampling technique, detecting the most species with the fewest nights of survey. Pitfall trapping was the least sensitive sampling technique. On average, a minimum of four...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1999
Type: Journal article
Source: Herpetologica


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