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Effects of exposure to ambient UV-B on embryos of Anaxyrus canorus and Pseudacris regilla at various breeding sites near Tioga Pass, California, USA, in 1996 and 1998

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1996-06-01
End Date
1998-07-30

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Sadinski, W., 2020, Effects of exposure to ambient UV-B on embryos of Anaxyrus canorus and Pseudacris regilla at various breeding sites near Tioga Pass, California, USA, in 1996 and 1998: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9BVZDOP.

Summary

We produced this data set as part of a larger, integrated study to assess the statuses of populations of Anaxyrus canorus and the causes of observed effects on fitness at field sites, primarily in Yosemite National Park near Tioga Pass, from 1996 to 2001. ENCLOSURES We used field enclosures to test the hypothesis that exposure to ambient UV-B caused embryo mortality in 1996 and 1998. We covered the top of each enclosure with one or two types of thin plastic sheeting. One type was transparent to the solar spectrum. The other type filtered UV-B below 314 nm (UV-B<314) but was otherwise transparent to solar radiation. Laying both types together over the top of an enclosure did not alter the transmission characteristics of either type [...]

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Walter J Sadinski
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Walter J Sadinski
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Walter J Sadinski
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U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase

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Purpose

We used these data to help us evaluate any effects of potential exposure to ambient UV-B on embryos of A. canorus relative to embryos of P. regilla in our study area. Other researchers could use them to address various ecological questions related to fitness, reproduction success, recruitment, and natural history, among other topics for A. canorus or P. regilla in our study area or elsewhere.

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