A Comparison of Herpetofauna Detection and Capture Techniques in Southern New Mexico

Texas Journal of Agriculture and Natural Resources

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Title A Comparison of Herpetofauna Detection and Capture Techniques in Southern New Mexico
 
Creator Jorgensen, Eric E.
Demarais, Stephen
 
Subject survey; inventory; monitoring; community
 
Description We conducted systematic trials of four herpetofauna survey methods to assess their effectiveness in the Chihuahuan desert. Drift fences with pitfall and funnel traps, pitfall traps without fences, artificial habitats (with and without water added), and line transects were paired in arroyos and adjacent uplands. Times taken to set up, maintain, and remove survey materials were recorded. Twenty-seven captures or detections of six species were recorded. While the unwatered artificial habitats were most efficient in capture rate for all species pooled, the distribution of the species captured indicated that to give representative results, surveys should incorporate a combination of techniques. More extensive trials would be useful in confirming these results and assessing seasonal effects.
 
Publisher Agricultural Consortium of Texas
 
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Date 2016-11-04
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://txjanr.agintexas.org/index.php/txjanr/article/view/269
 
Source Texas Journal of Agriculture and Natural Resources; Vol 7 (1994); 107-113
0891-5466
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://txjanr.agintexas.org/index.php/txjanr/article/view/269/242
 
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