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Daniel Saenz

Research Wildlife Biologist
United States Department of Agriculture
Pacific Southwest Research Station
United States of America


Education: Ph.D. in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences Texas A&M University M.S. in Biology Stephen F. Austin State University B.S. in Biology Stephen F. Austin State University

Research Interest

To determine the impacts of various forest management practices (including fragmentation) on amphibians. To determine likely consequences of climatic changes on amphibians. To develop guidelines for managing southern forest ecosystems to ensure healthy populations of amphibians. To develop and evaluate alternative monitoring protocols for amphibians. To develop and validate predictive habitat relationship models for amphibians.


  • Saenz, Daniel; Hall, Taylor L.; Kwiatkowski, Matthew A. 2015. Effects of urbanization on the occurrence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis: do urban environments provide refuge from the amphibian chytrid fungus?.

  • Maynard, Ross J.; Aall, Nathalie C.; Saenz, Daniel; Hamilton, Paul S.; Kwiatkowski, Matthew A. 2016. Road-edge effects on herpetofauna in a lowland Amazonian rainforest.

  • Macey, John N.; Burt, D. Brent; Saenz, Daniel; Conner, Richard N. 2016. Habitat use and avoidance by foraging red-cockaded woodpeckers in east Texas.

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