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dc.contributor.authorHoran, Robert Vincent
dc.description.abstractI investigated the methods and techniques used to study the movements and ecology of hylid frogs. A review of associated literature was conducted to consolidate the variety of techniques into a single, stand-alone document for researchers in the field. In order to test novel radio transmitter attachment designs, a series of controlled experiments were conducted, incorporating behavioral, morphometric and hematological parameters. The top design was then applied in a field setting to the gliding leaf frog (Agalychnis spurrelli) and veined tree frog (Phrynohyas venulosa). I determined that my method was not suitable for the gliding leaf frog, but suitable for studies of the veined tree frog. I observed partial migrations away from the breeding pond by the veined tree frog. Data on the temporal activity patterns did not support the veined tree frog being strictly nocturnal species.
dc.subjectAgalychnis spurrelli, Barro Colorado Island, BCI, Gliding leaf frog, Methods evaluation, Movement ecology, Phrynohyas venulosa, Radio telemetry, Radio attachment, Telemetry, Treefrog, Veined tree frog
dc.titleEvaluation and application of novel telemetry methods for the study of movements and ecology of tropical hylids
dc.description.departmentDaniel B. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
dc.description.majorForest Resources
dc.description.advisorJohn Carroll
dc.description.committeeJohn Carroll
dc.description.committeeMartin Wikelski
dc.description.committeeJohn C Maerz
dc.description.committeeSonia Hernandez

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