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Patrick M Kleeman

Supervisory Ecologist

Western Ecological Research Center

Email: pkleeman@usgs.gov
Office Phone: 415-464-5184
Fax: 415-663-0469
ORCID: 0000-0001-6567-3239

Location
Point Reyes National Seashore
Point Reyes Station , CA 94956-9799
US

Supervisor: Brian J Halstead
We conducted a radio telemetry study of adult western spadefoots (Spea hammondii) at 2 sites in southern California to characterize their survival, behavior, and movements from breeding through aestivation to inform conservation and management for the species. These data support the following publication: Halstead, B.J., Baumberger, K.L., Backlin, A.R., Kleeman, P.M., Wong, M.N., Gallegos, E.A., Rose, J.P., and Fisher, R.N., 2021. Conservation implications of spatiotemporal variation in the terrestrial ecology of an ephemeral pool-breeding amphibian. The Journal of Wildlife Management.
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These data include egg mass counts and adult capture-mark-recapture histories for Foothill Yellow-legged frogs (Rana boylii) at two streams in northern California. Data were collected from the South Fork Eel River and its tributary, Fox Creek, from 1993-2019. Data from Hurdygurdy Creek were collected from 2002-2008.
Code for fitting Integrated Population Models was adapted from Kéry and Schaub (2012). The Goodness-of-Fit test for the egg-mass count state space model was based on Besbeas and Morgan (2014). Analyses were performed in R version 3.6.1 (R Core Team 2019). References: Besbeas, P. and Morgan, B.J., 2014. Goodness‐of‐fit of integrated population models using calibrated simulation. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 5(12), pp.1373-1382. https://doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.12279 Kéry, M. and Schaub, M., 2012. Bayesian population analysis using WinBUGS: a hierarchical perspective. Academic Press. R Core Team, 2019. R: a language and environment for statistical computing. https://www.r-project.org/
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This U.S. Geological Survey data release includes tabular data collected to characterize the habitat and movement of Dixie Valley toads. Data were collected in Dixie Valley, Nevada, in autumn 2018 and spring 2019. These data support the following publication: Halstead, B.J., Kleeman, P.M., Rose, J.P. and Fouts, K.J., 2021. Water Temperature and Availability Shape the Spatial Ecology of a Hot Springs Endemic Toad (Anaxyrus williamsi). Herpetologica, 77(1), pp.24-36. https://doi.org/10.1655/HERPETOLOGICA-D-20-00047.
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Desert spring wetlands host many endemic species that require aquatic habitat and are isolated by the surrounding xeric terrestrial habitat. The Dixie Valley Toad (Anaxyrus williamsi) is a recently described anuran species endemic to desert spring wetlands in the Dixie Valley, Churchill County, Nevada, USA. Given this species was only recently recognized as distinct from Anaxyrus boreas, little is known about its ecology and habitat requirements. These data represent the results of surveys for Dixie Valley Toads conducted from April 2018 to May 2021 in Churchill County, Nevada, USA and associated covariates from surveys and study sites. The potential wetland habitat for the Dixie Valley Toad was divided into 20...
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