MAAMP

Metro Atlanta Amphibian Monitoring Program

 

The Amphibian Foundation has proudly developed and initiated a city-wide program to monitor our urban amphibian communities. This program is supported through partnerships, donations and trained 'citizen scientists'. Members are trained through the online training program (maamp.us) and through MAAMP workshops offered throughout the year at Kavarna Cafe (Decatur) and other locations in and around Atlanta. For questions, please visit the MAAMP website or contact the coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Urban Habitat Surveys

Urban Habitat Surveys

Almost 40 sites are surveyed in and around the 285 perimeter. These sites are surveyed monthly, 30+ minutes after sunset with a 5 minute sonic survey followed by a 55 minute visual survey.

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Frog Surveys

Frog Surveys

Frogs can be surveyed via visual detections and sonic surveys. Participants are trained to identify frogs by sight and sound.

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Data Collection

Data Collection

For standardization of data, sites are sampled by the same volunteer every month. The data collected is submitted to the MAAMP Coordinator (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

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Salamander Surveys

Salamander Surveys

Salamanders can be identified visually in their adult, larval and egg forms. Atlanta has an incredible diversity of salamanders with 14 species, but many of them are either difficult to find or haven't been seen in many years.

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Site Selection

Site Selection

Survey sites are selected based on several criteria. 1) Sites identified through projects and restoration grants, 2) Sites requested for survey by park managers and 3) Sites identified as occupied by amphibians.

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Citizen Science

Citizen Science

The MAAMP relies on volunteers trained as 'citizen scientists' to monitor and identify amphibian communities in our urban neighborhoods. There are no age requirements for participation, but most surveys occur after dark.

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