Using digital photographs and pattern recognition identify individual boreal toads (Anaxyrus boreas boreas)

Using-digital-photographs-and-pattern-recognition2015.pdf

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Using digital photographs and pattern recognition identify individual boreal toads (Anaxyrus boreas boreas)

Description

Individual identification of animals can provide an array of useful capture-mark-recapture information, allowing researchers to estimate survival, movement, abundance, recruitment, and capture probability (Williams et al. 2002). This information can yield valuable insight to field investigators regarding a species’ life history (Davis and Ovaska 2001; Phillott et al. 2007). Techniques used to identify individuals of many species have been developed and refined to gather this information. Toe clipping, PIT tagging, polymers and pigments, branding, and pattern mapping are all viable techniques for identifying individuals of many amphibian species (Davis and Ovaska 2001, Donnelly et al. 1994).

Creator

Nordick, Andrew W.
Thompson, Kevin G.
Fox, Kami Z.

Subject

Boreal Toads
Anaxyrus boreas boreas
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Extent

17 pages

Date Created

2015

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Text

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application/pdf

Language

English

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Citation

Nordick, Andrew W., Thompson, Kevin G. , and Fox, Kami Z., “Using digital photographs and pattern recognition identify individual boreal toads (Anaxyrus boreas boreas),” CPW Digital Collections, accessed August 11, 2022, https://cpw.cvlcollections.org/items/show/166.