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Linda A. Weir

USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
12100 Beech Forest Rd
Laurel, MD 20708-4038

Telephone: 301-497-5932

Fax: 301-497-5784

Email: naamp@usgs.gov

Wildlife Biologist

Primary Responsibilities: 
Coordination of the North American Amphibian Monitoring Program (NAAMP) and management of the National Amphibian Atlas

Education/Training: 
M.S., University of Maryland, College Park, Sustainable Development and Conservation Biology, 2001
B.A., State University of New York, College at Oswego, Zoology, 1991

Areas of Expertise/Interest: amphibian monitoring and distribution

Active Projects: 
NAAMP calling survey
USGS Frog Quiz
National Amphibian Atlas

Publications/Products: 

Miller, D. A., L. A. Weir, B. T. McClintock, E. H. C. Grant, L. L. Bailey, and T. R. Simons. 2012. Experimental investigation of false positive errors in auditory species occurrence data. Ecological Applications 22(5): 1665-1674.

Miller, D. A., J. D. Nichols, B. T. McClintock, E. H. C. Grant, L. L. Bailey and L. A. Weir. 2011. Improving occupancy estimation when two types of observational error occur: non-detection and species misidentification. Ecology 92: 1422-1428.

Weir, L. A., I. J. Fiske, and J. A. Royle. 2009. Trends in Anuran Occupancy from Northeastern States of the North American Amphibian Monitoring Program. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 4(3): 389-402. PDF available.

Weir, L. A., J. A. Royle, P. Nanjappa, and R. E. Jung. 2005. Modeling anuran detection and site occupancy on North American Amphibian Monitoring Program (NAAMP) routes in Maryland. Journal of Herpetology 39(4): 627-639.

Weir, L. A. and M. J. Mossman. 2005. North American Amphibian Monitoring Program (NAAMP). Pp. 307-313 in M. Lannoo (editor) Amphibian Declines: conservation status of United States amphibians. University of California Press.

Windmiller, B., L. Weir, B. Barber, K. Blazej, G. Mittelhauser, P. Mittelhauser, and K. Roen. 2005. Hemidactylium scutatum (Four-toed salamander) new county record for Maine: Washington county. Herpetological Review 36(4):461-462.

 

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