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SSS 2010-08-05

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This is Scientific American's 60-Second Science. I'm Cynthia Graber. This will just take a minute

Declining frog populations are considered an indicator1 of environmental damage. But new research finds that frogs might be doing even worse than we thought. Because the volunteers who count frogs by their sounds may be overestimating2.

The North American Amphibian3 Monitoring Program is the country’s largest frog-counting system. Volunteers listen for frogs, identify the species, and give population estimates. They’ve been doing this for over a decade.

Ted4 Simons from North Carolina State University and colleagues put recordings5 of frogs, like this wood frog, in the field to test the volunteers. They call it Ribbit Radio.

Many volunteers ended up with false positives—they named frog species whose calls weren’t being played. So there may be fewer frogs, or less variety, than the surveys suggest. The results appear in the journal Ecology.

Simons is working with the U.S. Geological Survey—in charge of the amphibian monitoring—to account for these false positives, and to better train the volunteers—so they don’t write down “chorus frog”when all there really was were pickerel frogs. Apparently6, it’s not easy being green, for humans either.

Thanks for the minute. For Scientific American's 60-Second Science, I'm Synthia Graber.
 


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1 indicator i8NxM     
n.指标;指示物,指示者;指示器
参考例句:
  • Gold prices are often seen as an indicator of inflation.黃金价格常常被看作是通货膨胀的指标。
  • His left-hand indicator is flashing.他左手边的转向灯正在闪亮。
2 overestimating 746265bfd25f2a1bab71e459c979e0a4     
对(数量)估计过高,对…作过高的评价( overestimate的现在分词 )
参考例句:
  • I think you're overestimating his abilities. 我看你对他的能力评价过高。
  • With hindsight, he was overestimating their desire for peace. 事后看来,他高估了他们对和平的渴望。
3 amphibian mwHzx     
n.两栖动物;水陆两用飞机和车辆
参考例句:
  • The frog is an amphibian,which means it can live on land and in water.青蛙属于两栖动物,也就是说它既能生活在陆地上也能生活在水里。
  • Amphibian is an important specie in ecosystem and has profound meaning in the ecotoxicology evaluation.两栖类是生态系统中的重要物种,并且对环境毒理评价有着深远意义。
4 ted 9gazhs     
vt.翻晒,撒,撒开
参考例句:
  • The invaders gut ted the village.侵略者把村中财物洗劫一空。
  • She often teds the corn when it's sunny.天好的时候她就翻晒玉米。
5 recordings 22f9946cd05973582e73e4e3c0239bb7     
n.记录( recording的名词复数 );录音;录像;唱片
参考例句:
  • a boxed set of original recordings 一套盒装原声录音带
  • old jazz recordings reissued on CD 以激光唱片重新发行的老爵士乐
6 apparently tMmyQ     
adv.显然地;表面上,似乎
参考例句:
  • An apparently blind alley leads suddenly into an open space.山穷水尽,豁然开朗。
  • He was apparently much surprised at the news.他对那个消息显然感到十分惊异。
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