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Use of farm dams as frog habitat in an Australian agricultural landscape: factors affecting species richness and distribution

Hazell, Donna; Cunningham, Ross; Mackey, Brendan; Osborne, Will; Lindenmayer, David B

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The terrestrial and aquatic attributes of 70 farm dams and five semi-natural waterbodies in the upper Shoalhaven catchment, south-eastern Australia, were examined. Relationships between habitat attributes, frog species richness and the presence of individual species were explored using mixed and logistic models. A positive relationship was found between the extent of native canopy cover in the surrounding landscape and frog species richness, and the occurrence of Litoria peronii and Uperoleia...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorHazell, Donna
dc.contributor.authorCunningham, Ross
dc.contributor.authorMackey, Brendan
dc.contributor.authorOsborne, Will
dc.contributor.authorLindenmayer, David B
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-13T23:26:16Z
dc.identifier.issn0006-3207
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/92752
dc.description.abstractThe terrestrial and aquatic attributes of 70 farm dams and five semi-natural waterbodies in the upper Shoalhaven catchment, south-eastern Australia, were examined. Relationships between habitat attributes, frog species richness and the presence of individual species were explored using mixed and logistic models. A positive relationship was found between the extent of native canopy cover in the surrounding landscape and frog species richness, and the occurrence of Litoria peronii and Uperoleia laevigata at farm dams. Annual mean temperature was negatively associated with the occurrence of L. peronii and L. verreauxii, but positively associated with Crinia parinsignifera. Extent of bare ground in the riparian zone and extent of emergent vegetation cover at the water's edge were also useful habitat predictors for several species. Results demonstrate that consideration must be given to both the aquatic and terrestrial environment to develop an understanding of factors influencing frog populations in modified environments and that these factors may vary from species to species, A comparison of species richness and individual models demonstrates that there are limitations associated with reliance upon species richness data to achieve conservation outcomes. Important habitat attributes of the environment may be masked at the species richness level as a result of contrasting responses between individual species.
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.sourceBiological Conservation
dc.subjectKeywords: conservation management; frog; habitat management; habitat structure; pond; species richness; Australia; Crinia parinsignifera; Litoria peronii; Litoria verreauxii; Uperoleia laevigata Cultivated habitat; Frogs; Habitat modelling; Modified landscape; Ponds
dc.titleUse of farm dams as frog habitat in an Australian agricultural landscape: factors affecting species richness and distribution
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
local.identifier.citationvolume102
dc.date.issued2001
local.identifier.absfor050209 - Natural Resource Management
local.identifier.ariespublicationMigratedxPub25958
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationHazell, Donna, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationCunningham, Ross, Administrative Division, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationLindenmayer, David, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationMackey, Brendan, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationOsborne, Will, University of Canberra
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage155
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage169
local.identifier.doi10.1016/S0006-3207(01)00096-9
dc.date.updated2015-12-12T09:45:59Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-0034798704
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