Western toad (Bufo boreas) COSEWIC assessment and status report: chapter 15

Biographical Summary of Authors

Elke Wind investigated effects of forest fragmentation on amphibians in the mixedwood boreal forest of Alberta for her Master’s thesis. Upon completion, she worked with the Long Beach Model Forest designing and implementing an amphibian inventory and monitoring program in Clayoquot Sound. She returned to the Centre for Applied Conservation Biology at the University of British Columbia as a research associate for two years. Currently, she is an independent biological consultant working with the forest industry to incorporate aquatic-breeding amphibians into an adaptive management monitoring program.

Linda Dupuis did her Master’s Degree on the effect of logging practices on amphibian communities on Vancouver Island. She then worked as a research associate at the University of British Columbia’s Centre for Applied Conservation Biology for five years. She focused her research on the riparian management needs of amphibians in altered and undisturbed, forested watersheds. Linda is now a mother of two and an environmental consultant, although she continues to pursue her research into wildlife management needs.

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