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Can life history studies contribute to understanding the impacts of clearfell logging on pond breeding anurans? A review

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Habitat changes resulting from recent clearfell logging in native forests may affect the life history of pond breeding anurans through alterations in the abundance of breeding sites, conditions within breeding sites, terrestrial food abundance, ground surface conditions, terrestrial predation pressure, and forest fragmentation. All these changes have the potential to modify anuran life history traits such as body size, body condition, fecundity, egg size, size at metamorphosis, and duration of the larval period. I review the literature describing these influences and propose that life history studies may provide a novel approach for assessing the effects of forest disturbance on anurans. I argue that this approach to biomonitoring the impacts of logging complements population-based approaches using abundance and species richness data. Traditional approaches often lead to simplistic 'log or not log' recommendations, whereas life history data could provide a basis for constructive, defensible, alternative silvicultural practices to mitigate unfavourable conditions for amphibians.


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