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Individual study: Over 100 amphibian, reptile, bird and mammal species used a created wetland within the first two years following construction in Florida, USA

Published source details

Kent D.M. & Langston M.A. (2000) Wildlife use of a created wetland in central Florida. Florida Scientist, 63, 17-19


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Create wetland Amphibian Conservation

A before-and-after study in 1992–1994 of a constructed wetland (32 ha) in Florida, USA (Kent & Langston 2000) found that nine amphibian species used the wetland within the first two years. Seven species were already present as construction was completed in July 1992. Species richness continued to increase throughout the study. Wildlife was monitored quarterly from July 1992 to August 1994. Counts were undertaken on transect and perimeter walks and call counts were undertaken at night.