Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Soil disturbance in integrated logging operations and the potential impacts on a fossorial Australian frog

No metrics data to plot.
The attempt to load metrics for this article has failed.
The attempt to plot a graph for these metrics has failed.
The full text of this article is not currently available.

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this article

+ Tax (if applicable)
Add to Favorites
You must be logged in to use this functionality

image of Applied Herpetology

Forestry practices have been shown to impact on amphibian species to varying degrees. Burrowing amphibian species may be of less concern as they may be able to escape the direct impacts of a logging operation. The giant burrowing frog Heleioporus australiacus is a threatened frog species in south-eastern Australia. Logging is currently excluded from known habitat of this species. We examine aerial photographs to determine the extent of soil disturbance in 15 coupes in which integrated logging has occurred and 15 unlogged coupes. We then examine the extent of soil disturbance in a standard operation in a simple field experiment to assess the potential for a logging operation to affect H. australiacus. Approximately 65% of a coupe experiences medium to high levels of soil disturbance during an integrated logging operation. These disturbances appear to be at a level which would be disruptive to an individual H. australiacus occupying such sites. Alternate logging practices result in varying levels of disturbance and therefore are likely to have varying impacts on individuals. Active management of an area following a logging operation may improve the habitat for H. australiacus and other soil organisms.

10.1163/157075405774483111
/content/journals/10.1163/157075405774483111
dcterms_title,pub_keyword,dcterms_description,pub_author
6
3
Loading
Loading

Full text loading...

/content/journals/10.1163/157075405774483111
Loading

Data & Media loading...

http://brill.metastore.ingenta.com/content/journals/10.1163/157075405774483111
Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/journals/10.1163/157075405774483111
2005-10-01
2016-12-06

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Subscribe to ToC alert
  • Get permissions
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    Applied Herpetology — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation