Characterization of Natural and Artificial Alligator Holes

@inproceedings{Campbell2004CharacterizationON,
  title={Characterization of Natural and Artificial Alligator Holes},
  author={M. R. Campbell and Frank J. Mazzotti},
  year={2004}
}
Abstract American Alligators (Alligator mississippiensis Daudin) are ecological engineers who alter the Everglades landscape through creation and maintenance of small ponds, called alligator holes, that play a key ecological role by providing both drier and wetter habitats for other organisms. The objective of this study was to compare morphology, vegetation, and activity of alligators in twenty natural and nine man-made alligator holes in ridge and slough wetlands of the central Everglades… 

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