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dc.contributor.author Brady, Steven
dc.contributor.author Zamora Camacho, Francisco
dc.contributor.author Eriksson, Fredrik
dc.contributor.author Goedert, Debora
dc.contributor.author Comas, Mar
dc.contributor.author Calsbeek, Ryan
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-06T16:36:45Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-06T16:36:45Z
dc.date.issued 2018-12-06
dc.identifier doi:10.5061/dryad.2v41qr7
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10255/dryad.200694
dc.description Human-modified habitats rarely yield outcomes that are aligned with conservation ideals. Landscapes that are subdivided by roads are no exception, precipitating negative impacts on populations due to fragmentation, pollution, and road kill. Although many populations in human modified habitats show evidence for local adaptation, rarely does environmental change yield outright benefits for populations of conservation interest. Contrary to expectations, we report surprising benefits experienced by amphibian populations breeding and dwelling in proximity to roads. We show that roadside populations of the wood frog, Rana sylvatica, exhibit better locomotor performance and higher measures of traits related to fitness compared with frogs from less disturbed environments located further away from roads. These results contrast previous evidence for maladaptation in roadside populations of wood frogs studied elsewhere. Our results indicate that altered habitats might not be unequivocally detrimental, and at times might contribute to metapopulation success. While the frequency of such beneficial outcomes remains unknown, their occurrence underscores the complexity of inferring consequences of environmental change.
dc.relation.haspart doi:10.5061/dryad.2v41qr7/1
dc.subject amphibian
dc.subject human-modified habitats
dc.subject maladaptation
dc.subject roads
dc.subject road salt
dc.title Data from: Fitter frogs from polluted ponds: the complex impacts of human-altered environments
dc.type Article *
dwc.ScientificName Rana sylvatica
dc.contributor.correspondingAuthor Brady, Steven P.
prism.publicationName Evolutionary Applications
dryad.fundingEntity DEB-1655092@National Science Foundation (United States)

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