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Title: High Sierra Ecosystems: The Role of Fish Stocking in Amphibian Declines

Author: Matthews, Kathleen;

Date: 2003

Source: Pacific Southwest Research Station

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: With a rich diversity of aquatic habitats, including deep lakes, shallow ponds, and rushing streams, Dusy Basinin Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks typifies the high Sierra ecosystem where mountain yellow-legged frogs usually thrive. Yet throughout the Sierra, aquatic ecologist Kathleen Matthews found entire water basins empty of these amphibians. Comprehensive studies showed that exotic trout caused the precipitous decline.

Keywords: Dusy Basinin Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks, amphibians

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Matthews, Kathleen 2003. High Sierra Ecosystems: The Role of Fish Stocking in Amphibian Declines. Pacific Southwest Research Station


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