Data from: Long-term observation of amphibian populations inhabiting urban and forested areas in Yekaterinburg, Russia
Vershinin, Vladimir L. et al. (2016), Data from: Long-term observation of amphibian populations inhabiting urban and forested areas in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.52j55
This article presents data derived from a 36 year-long uninterrupted observational study of amphibian populations living in the city and vicinity of Yekaterinburg, Russia. This area is inhabited by six amphibian species. Based on a degree of anthropogenic transformation, the urban territory is divided into five highly mosaic zones characterized by vegetation, temperature, and a distinctive water pollution profile. Population data is presented year-by-year for the number of animals, sex ratio, and species-specific fecundity including the number and quality of spawns for the following amphibian species: Salamandrella keyserligii, Rana arvalis, R. temporaria, Lissotriton vulgaris, and Pelophylax ridibundus. These data provide an excellent opportunity to assess an urban environment from an animal population-wide perspective, as well as revealing the forces driving animal adaptation to the anthropogenic transformation of habitats.