Urban Habitats -- Natural History, Volume 6, Number 1

Volume 6: July 2011

Spring Peeper - Pseudacris crucifer


Frog Call Surveys in an Urban Wetland Complex, the Hackensack Meadowlands, New Jersey, in 2006

by Erik Kiviat

Hudsonia Ltd., P.O. Box 5000 / 30 Campus Rd., Annandale, New York 12504


Japanese stilt grass (Microstegium vimineum), a nonnative invasive grass, provides alternative habitat for native frogs in a suburban forest

by Christopher Nagy1,2, Seth Aschen¹, Rod Christie1, and Mark Weckel1,2

1Mianus River Gorge Preserve, 167 Mianus River Road, Bedford, NY 10506

2American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


Vegetative Roofs as Reconciled Habitats: Rapid Assays Beyond Mere Species Counts

by Reid R. Coffman1 and Tom Waite2

1Division of Landscape Architecture, University of Oklahoma, 830 Van Vleet Oval, Norman, OK 73019

2Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology, The Ohio State University, 318 W. 12th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210


Baltimore Birdscape Study: Identifying Habitat and Land-Cover Variables for an Urban Bird Monitoring Project

by Charles H. Nilon1, Paige S. Warren2, and Jordan Wolf3

1 Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, 302 Anheuser-Busch Natural Resources Building, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO 65211

2 Department of Natural Resources Conservation, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA 01003

3 Flushing International High School, 144-80 Barclay Avenue, Flushing, NY 11355


Avian-Habitat Relationships in Urban and Suburban Tidal Marshes of Connecticut

by Kristin Schaumburg, William M. Giuliano, and Gail A. Langellotto

1 Louis Calder Center—Biological Field Station, Department of Biological Sciences, Fordham University, 53 Whippoorwill Road, Armonk, NY 10504

2 Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida, PO Box 110430, Gainesville, FL 32611

3 Department of Horticulture, Oregon State University, 4017 Ag and Life Sciences Building. Corvallis, OR 97331


Morphological Variation in the Seed of Gray Birch (Betula populifolia): The Effects of Soil-Metal Contamination

by Frank J. Gallagher1, Ildiko Pechmann2, Bernard Isaacson3, and Jason Grabosky1

1 Urban Forestry Program, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources, Rutgers University, 14 College Farm Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

2 Department of Biological Sciences, Rutgers University, 113 University Avenue, Newark, NJ 07102

3 Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1630 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706.


Passaic River Symposium: Fate and Transport Modeling of Sediment Contaminants in the New York/New Jersey Harbor Estuary

by Robin E. Landeck Miller, Kevin J. Farley, James R. Wands, Robert Santore, Aaron D. Redman, and Nicholas B. Kim

HydroQual, Inc., 1200 MacArthur Blvd., Mahwah, NJ 07430 T: 201-529-5151 F: 201-529-5728


A Human Ecology of Urban Gully Restoration: A New Zealand Example

by Mairi Jay1 and Ottilie Stolte2

1Department of Geography, Tourism and Environmental Planning, University of Waikato, Private Bag 3105, Hamilton, New Zealand

2Department of Psychology, University of Waikato, Private Bag 3105, Hamilton, New Zealand


Evaluating Restoration Success in Urban Forest Plantings in Hamilton, New Zealand

by D. Bruce MacKay1, Priscilla M. Wehi1,2, and Bruce D. Clarkson1

1 Department of Biological Sciences, University of Waikato, Private Bag 3105, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand

2 Address correspondence to B.D. Clarkson, email [email protected]


Photo of Spring Peeper (Pseudacris crucifer) © Nick Scobel