Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Missouri
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Missouri Project

Amphibian conservation in agricultural landscapes

June 2007 - October 2009


Participating Agencies

  • Columbia Environmental Research Center

1) Landscape-level modeling - determine if extent spatial, pattern and intensity of agricultural land use affect the composition of the amphibian community 2) Field experimental studies - determine if water chemistry affects growth and development in natural amphibian populations and stream food web communities. 3) Laboratory studies - determine if agricultural compounds alter amphibian thyroid function and gonad morphology at environmentally relevant concentrations