Farm Ponds as Potential Complementary Habitats to Natural Wetlands in a Mediterranean Region

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We compared morphometric and physico-chemical characteristics of farm ponds and natural wetlands in Andalusia (southern Spain) to determine whether artificial waterbodies might act as alternative and/or complementary habitats for aquatic biodiversity. Farm ponds were much smaller than natural wetlands, making them unsuitable for species requiring large… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s13157-011-0265-5

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