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COURSE INFO PROVIDER: Midwest Biodiversity Institute
COURSE TITLE: Ohio Amphibians

INSTRUCTORS Mick Micacchion

COURSE DESCRIPTION The amphibian species of Ohio are an interesting group whose ecology and identification will be thoroughly covered in this course. It will also cover how some of the species are used to assess wetlands and headwater streams. The Amphibian Index of Biotic Integrity (AmphIBI) is a bioassessment method that uses amphibians as indicators of wetland ecological condition. Primary Headwater Habitat (PHWH) biological methods also use amphibians, specifically salamanders, to determine the quality of headwater streams.

Both the AmphIBI and PHWH salamander assessments will be covered in this course. Each requires a firm understanding of the field protocols used to collect amphibians and the methods to make accurate identifications of amphibians to species level. Attendees will learn how to utilize field collected amphibian data to develop wetland AmphIBI scores, assign wetland categories, and make headwater stream classification determinations. All of the information to make accurate species identifications and to determine appropriate ecological condition classifications is covered in depth throughout the course.

Credit Points: 1.6

SYLLABUS/TOPICAL OUTLINE View or download the outline here: MBIHO12-033_SecV_13494.docx

COURSE CONTACT
Mick Micacchion
4673 Norhwest Parkway, Hilliard, OH 43026
mmicacchion@mwbinst.com
P: 6144032085
F: 614-457-6005

 

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