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    Author(s): D. Craig Rudolph; James G. Dickson
    Date: 1990
    Source: Southwestern Naturalist 35(4):472-476
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
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    Many natural pine-hardwood stands in the southeastern United States are being converted to pine plantations with short rotations. This forest conversion alters vertebrate communities, particularly amphibians and reptiles (Bennett et al., 1980; Rakowitz, 1983). One practice in stand conversion to accommodate vertebrate species is the retention of strips of unharvested, mature trees along permanent and intermittent streams. These strips are termed riparian zones, streamside zones, streamers, or stringers.

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    Rudolph, D. Craig; Dickson, James G. 1990. Streamside zone width and amphibian and reptile abundance. Southwestern Naturalist 35(4):472-476.


    streamside zone, amphibian, reptile, riparian zone, silviculture

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