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Author(s):Semlitsch, Raymond D.; Boone, Michelle D.; Bodie, J. Russell
Author Affiliation:Semlitsch: Curators' Professor, Division of Biological Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri; Boone: Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio; Bodie: Scientist/Project Manager, Audubon International, Pawleys Island, South Carolina
Title:Bolstering amphibian communities on golf courses
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Source:Golf Course Management. Vol. 76, No. 4, April 2008, p. 111-118.
# of Pages:8
Publishing Information:Lawrence, KS: Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Lissamphibia; Habitat improvement; Biodiversity; Aquatic environment; Fish; Pond maintenance; Surface runoff; Golf courses in the environment; Environmental stewardship; Environmentally sensitive golf course design
Abstract/Contents:Discusses amphibian conservation on golf courses, describing the aquatic and terrestrial habitats. States that "although the aquatic environment is often used by amphibians for only a small portion of their life cycel...the environmental conditions will influence which species survive and how many will transform into juveniles that migrate into the terrestrial environment to be recruited into the adult population." Also discusses the terrestrial habitat, stating that "population models have...indicated that protecting the terrestrial portion of the juvenile and adult population is more critical to species' persistence than protecting the aquatic larval population. Thus, more attention should be focused on the quantity and quality of terrestrial habitats for amphibians." Provides recommendations for superintendents to preserve amphibian habitat, stating that "to maintain connectivity, corridors suitable for amphibian movement among core habitats should be preserved or restored with a recommended minimum width of 164 feet (50 meters)." Concludes that "if these recommendations are taken seriously...golf courses can become places where amphibians can thrive, regional diversity can be bolstered and amphibians can become a sentinel for a healthy ecosystem."
See Also:See related article, "Golf courses could bolster amphibian communities" USGA Turfgrass and Environmental Research Online 6(6), p. 1-16 R=120894 R=120894
Note:"A longer version of this paper was published as 'Golf courses could bolster amphibian communities' by R.D. Semlitsch, M.D. Boone and J.R. Bodie in USGA Turfgrass and Environmental Research Online 6(1):1-16 (http://usgatero.msu.edu/v06/n01.pdf)"
Includes sidebar, "Amphibian habitat recommendations", p. 118
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Semlitsch, R. D., M. D. Boone, and J. R. Bodie. 2008. Bolstering amphibian communities on golf courses. Golf Course Manage. 76(4):p. 111-118.
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