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Volume 17, issue 1 | Copyright
Web Ecol., 17, 19-27, 2017
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Sand quarry wetlands provide high-quality habitat for native amphibians

Michael Sievers
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Short summary
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...