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Farm Ponds as Wildlife Habitat in the Driftless Area Ecoregion

During spring and summer of 2001 and 2002, the Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center (UMESC) initiated a study to identify the species of amphibians and other wildlife that inhabit both natural and articially constructed farm ponds in southeastern Minnesota. We also studied the relation between the diversity, reproductive success, and rates of deformities among amphibians and the management practices used by farmers near these ponds.

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Farm Ponds as Wildlife Habitat in the Driftless Area Ecoregion


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Farm ponds as critical habitats for native amphibians

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