Farmed Areas Predict the Distribution of Amphibian Ponds in a Traditional Rural Landscape, by Tibor Hartel and Henrik von Wehrden

Traditional rural landscapes of Eastern Europe are undergoing major changes due to agricultural intensification, land abandonment, change in agricultural practices and infrastructural development. Small man-made ponds are important yet vulnerable components of rural landscapes. Despite their important role for biodiversity, these ponds tend to be excluded from conservation strategies.

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