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The ecology of the common frog (Rana Temporaria Linn) in County Durham

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Durham E-Theses The ecology of the common frog (Rana Temporaria Linn) in County Durham Falconer, Keith How to cite: Falconer, Keith (1971) The ecology of the common frog (Rana Temporaria Linn) in County Durham, Durham theses, Durham University. Available at Durham E-Theses Online: Use policy The full-text may be used and/or reproduced, and given to third parties in any format or medium, without prior permission or charge, for personal research or study, educational, or not-for-profit purposes provided that: • a full bibliographic reference is made to the original source • a link is made to the metadata record in Durham E-Theses • the full-text is not changed in any way The full-text must not be sold in any format or medium without the formal permission of the copyright holders. Please consult the full Durham E-Theses policy for further details. Academic Support Office, Durham University, University Office, Old Elvet, Durham DH1 3HP e-mail: [email protected] Tel: +44 0191 334 6107 2 THE ECOLOGY OF THE COMMON FROG fRANA TEMPORARIA LINN.) IN COUNTY DURHAM BY KEITH FALCONER fB.Sc. LEEDS) A dissertation submitted i n accordance with the regulations f o r the Degree of Master of Science CAdvanced Course i n Ecology) September 1971 Table of Contents 1.0 Synopsis J 2.0 Introduction % 3.0 A review of Anuran l i t e r a t u r e 3.1 Introduction 4. 3.2 Population Ecology If 3.3 Growth rates and l i f e expectancy 3.4 Breeding behaviour £ 3.5 D i s t r i b u t i o n and evolution ^ 3.6 Ecology of tadpoles - ~ } " 3.7 Behaviour, home-range and movement ~f 3.8 food £j 3.9 Predation \Q 3.10 Bio-energetics j j 3.11 Conclusion < t 4.0 The study areas 4.1 Selection of sites for study ^ 4.2 Waldridge Fell Study area j j - 4.3 Brasside Pool study area 4.4 Field Station study area IV 4.5 Moorhouse National Nature Reserve \\, 5.0 D

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