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Life in Urban Environments: The Impact of Urbanization on Life-History Traits in Amphibian Species

Author(s): Madison Whitehurst

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This lesson focuses on urbanization and its negative effects on species, specifically amphibians. The lesson will also provide hands-on statistical analyses and critical thinking questions to promote a better understanding of this ecological problem.

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Version 1.0 - published on 13 May 2021 doi:10.25334/872X-7X06 - cite this

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The purpose of this lesson is for students to learn how urbanization influences the community composition of species. In order to do this, students will be analyzing the impacts of urbanization on life-history traits in two amphibian species within the rural-to-urban gradient. By completing statistical analyses in R, informed decisions can be made in regards to conservation and resiliency efforts for managing amphibian communities in urban areas.

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