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Factors influencing the timing of spring migration in common toads (Bufo bufo)

Abstract:

We analysed 12 years of data on the spring migration of the common toad Bufo bufo L. to breeding ponds across 25 locations in Derbyshire, UK, to determine factors influencing the number of toads active per night. We also tested whether the timing of spring migration is predicted by annual variation in temperature or precipitation. More toads migrate in warmer temperatures and as the moon waxes, whereas precipitation did not have a significant effect on toad activity. Across years, spring migr...

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Arnfield, H More by this author
Journal:
Journal of Zoology
Volume:
288
Issue:
2
Pages:
112-118
Publication date:
2012-10-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1469-7998
ISSN:
0952-8369
URN:
uuid:7e44cc1a-81d5-4173-ab85-efc0449030d2
Source identifiers:
354812
Local pid:
pubs:354812
Language:
English
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