Project ID: 2006KY65B
Title: Lethal and Sublethal Effects of Agricultural Nutrient Pollution on Tadpoles
Project Type: Research
Start Date: 03/01/2006
End Date: 02/28/2007
Congressional District: KY 6th
Focus Categories: Ecology, Agriculture, Nutrients
Keywords: amphibian toxicology, developmental stability, nitrate, phosphate
Principal Investigator: Whiteman, Howard H.
Federal Funds: $5,000
Non-Federal Matching Funds: $10,000
Abstract: The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of nitrates and phosphates on larval Cope's gray treefrogs, Hyla chrysoscelis, by measuring survival, growth, time to metamorphosis, and developmental stability (as measured by deviations from a normal phenotype). This study will examine both the lethal and sublethal effects of these nutrients in constant concentrations and in pulses, to better understand how such pollutants might actually affect amphibians in nature.
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