USDA Forest Service Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab - Rocky Mountain Research Station

 

 

Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab
322 East Front Street
Suite 401
Boise, ID  83702

(208) 373-4340
(208) 373-4391 (FAX)

United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service.

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Fire and Aquatic Ecosystems

 

Author Profiles

David S. Pilliod
Research Ecologist
Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute
PO Box 8089
Missoula, MT 59807
Phone: (406) 542-3256
dpilliod@fs.fed.us


Education

  • Ph.D., Ecology, 2001. Idaho State University, Pocatello.
    Dissertation: The ecology and conservation of high-elevation amphibian populations in historically fishless watersheds with introduced trout.

  • B.A., Biology, 1991. University of California, Santa Cruz.
    Thesis: The winter distribution, behavior, and food habits of a newly formed wolf pair and two subpacks in northwestern Montana and southern British Columbia.


Research Interests

  • Applied population and landscape ecology of aquatic systems

  • Studies on amphibian movement and habitat use patterns

  • Effects of fish stocking on amphibian populations in wilderness lakes

  • Effects of landscape structure and composition on amphibian population dynamics

  • Effects of prescribed fire on amphibian population dynamics and metapopulation persistence

  • Amphibian response to climate change and multiple environmental stressors


Relevant Publications

 

Pilliod, D.S., and C.R. Peterson. 2001. Effects of introduced trout on amphibian persistence in historically fishless watersheds. Ecosystems 4:322-333.

Pilliod, D.S., and C.R. Peterson. 2000. Evaluating effects of fish stocking on amphibian populations in wilderness lakes. Pages 328-335 in Cole, D.N., S.F. McCool, W.T. Borrie, J. O'Loughlin (eds). Wilderness science in a time of change conference - Volume 5: Wilderness ecosystems, threats, and management, 23-27 May 1999, Missoula, MT. Proceedings RMRS-P-0-VOL-5, U.S.D.A. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Ogden, UT.

Pilliod, D.S., and J.A. Fronzuto. 2002. Ambystoma macrodactylum, Long-toed salamander. Species account. In: Lannoo, M. (ed.). Status and Conservation of U.S. Amphibians. University of California Press, Berkeley, CA. In press.

Reaser, J.K., and D.S. Pilliod. 2002. Rana luteiventris, Columbia spotted frog. Species account. In: Lannoo, M. (ed.). Status and Conservation of U.S. Amphibians. University of California Press, Berkeley, CA. In press.

Relevant Projects

  • Effects of wildland fire and prescribed fire on amphibians and aquatic habitats in the Northern Rocky Mountains

  • Modeling reptile distributions in the Orchard Training Area, Idaho using drift-fence trapping and remote sensed data in a geographic information system.

 


 

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