Research partners


Amanda Kissel holding Oregon Spotted Frog (Photo: Andy Wright)

The Oregon Spotted Frog Recovery Team include members from Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia

Featured members

Amanda Kissel

Since 2010, Amanda has worked with the B.C. Oregon Spotted Frog Recovery Team to evaluate the tradeoffs between various recovery strategies for this highly imperiled species. Specifically, she has focused on the potential of two common population supplementation strategies, head-starting and captive breeding, to reduce the extinction probability of a declining population. Using demographic data she has collected over the past three years on Oregon Spotted Frogs in B.C., she is developing models that include both a biological and economic component to recovery, with the ultimate goal of providing the recovery team with a suite of viable options to stem the decline of the species in Canada.