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Between 2015 and 2018 Frogwatch investigated climate change effects on the call behaviour of our local frogs, i.e. a possible earlier onset of breeding calls in a warming climate.
Data collection by volunteers involved weekly monitoring of 15 survey sites across the ACT between June and October each year.
Interestingly, 2015 was very cold, 2016 very wet and both 2017 and 2018 were very dry. The analysis of the extensive data set is still under way. The publication of findings is expected for the end of 2020.
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A great article about aspects of this project was published in The Conversation: Friday Essay: frogwatching – charting climate change’s impact in the here and now. (July 6, 2018)
More information here Project outline and procedures
This project has been funded by the ACT Government, Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate