Journal article

Adaptive monitoring using the endangered northern corroboree frog (Pseudophryne pengilleyi) as a case study

F Lemckert, T Penman, A Haywood

Proceedings of the International Academy of Ecology and Environmental Sciences | Published : 2011


Monitoring programs are most successful when they undertake regular evaluation of their data to determine if the goals of the programs are achievable and allow changes to achieve this as necessary - so called adaptive monitoring. We use data from a monitoring program for the northern corroboree frog (Pseudophryne pengilleyi), a declining species in south-eastern Australia, to determine the inter-annual variability in the counts and assess what levels of population change would be detectable using different statistical and monitoring approaches. The existing monitoring program would only successfully statistically detect a 3% annual decline (34% total decline) in population size over a ten ye..

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