Spring 2020

Newsletter Archive


Call of the Wetland Preliminary Results

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Our Call of the Wetland program wrapped up data collection in 2019. Since sharing locations of the three species observed over the three years of the program (visit the COTW website if you missed it!), we have been further analyzing results with Lea Randall (Conservation Research Population Ecologist, Calgary Zoo), as well as completing our quality control component. We utilized data from acoustic recording units, classified by Mount Royal University summer students and validated by Tyne Baker (A/Vian Ecological Consulting), to find correct classification rates of participant observations. Using occupancy models, we are able to find the probability that any wetland is occupied by boreal chorus frog and wood frog, and evaluated which landscape features have an impact on occupancy. Stay tuned for the full final update with these results in the coming weeks.