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The United states Geological Survey's Amphibian research and Monitoring Initiative

Article published in volume 22 fascicle 3, of 05/2005, pages 65 - 71



The Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative (ARMI) began in 2000 as an attempt by the United States Geological Survey to determine the status and trends of amphibians on federal lands in the United states and its territories. ARMI research focuses on determining causes of declines, if observed, developing new techniques to sample populations and analyse data, and disseminating information to scientists and policy makers. Monitoring is conducted at multiple scales, with an emphasis on an ability to draw conclusions about status in well-defined study areas such as national parks and wildlife refuges. Several papers originally presented at a national symposium in 2004 are published in this special issue of Alytes