Capital ponds: Site-level habitat heterogeneity and management interventions at ponds regulate high landscape-scale bird diversity across a mega-city

  title={Capital ponds: Site-level habitat heterogeneity and management interventions at ponds regulate high landscape-scale bird diversity across a mega-city},
  author={Prakhar Rawal and Swati Kittur and Murali Krishna Chatakonda and K. S. Gopi Sundar},
  journal={Biological Conservation},
Abstract Mega-cities of the global south are (in)famous for their size and human populations with little information on their ability to conserve urban biodiversity. Creating new habitats in such cities is untenable but retaining persisting small habitat patches such as ponds (wetlands ≤5 ha) is potentially practical to secure urban wildlife refugia. Studies on biodiversity of urban ponds in tropical cities are lacking because of assumptions that they are degraded. We explored characteristics… Expand


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