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Web Ecology An open-access peer-reviewed journal
Web Ecol., 17, 19-27, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/we-17-19-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
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19 May 2017
Sand quarry wetlands provide high-quality habitat for native amphibians
Michael Sievers

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Sand Quarry wetlands data, Mendeley Data, v1
M. Sievers
https://doi.org/10.17632/ksht3s8mhk.1
Publications Copernicus
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Artificial wetlands are becoming critical habitats as natural wetlands continue to be degraded and destroyed. I surveyed quarry wetlands to assess how they provide habitat for frogs and the factors driving patterns. Quarry wetlands consistently harboured more species and healthier individuals than reference wetlands. We need to encourage wildlife utilisation of quarry wetlands, and the methods outlined here provide a powerful, yet simple, tool to assess the overall health of artificial wetlands.
Artificial wetlands are becoming critical habitats as natural wetlands continue to be degraded...
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