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Comparative Catch Efficiency of Sampling Techniques Used in Natural and Modified Terrestrial Habitats in Atlantic Canada

J. D. Adams, D. Clay, and B. Freedman

Various sampling techniques including pitfall transects, pitfall arrays, quadrat sampling and opportunistic, time-constrained searches are being used to monitor amphibians in Fundy National Park, NB. These techniques have been modified for the terrain of eastern Canada as well as for a cost-effective, two-year project. Each technique has limitations for monitoring different species of amphibians, therefore it is necessary to use a combination of methods.

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