John G. Himes

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Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
3911 Highway 2321
Panama City, Florida 32409, USA

Publications in Fire Ecology

Evaluating Methods to Restore Amphibian Habitat in Fire-Suppressed Pine Flatwoods Wetlands
Pages: 96-109
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.0901096

Although fire is recognized as an important disturbance in longleaf pine uplands of the southeastern US, less is known about the importance of fire or other disturbances in the wetlands embedded within this ecosystem. The reticulated flatwoods salamander (Ambystoma bishopi), a federally endangered species, and other rare and declining amphibians, are less likely to breed in low-quality wetlands with high canopy cover and low herbaceous groundcover that typically occur from fire exclusion.  [Read More]

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