Land-use heterogeneity by small-scale agriculture promotes amphibian diversity in montane agroforestry systems of northeast Colombia


  • Agricultural management has a strong influence on amphibian species
    richness and diversity
  • With the exception of high intensity cattle pasture, diversity was generally highest in
    agriculturally used sites particularly in shaded plantations.
  • Species composition differed markedly between
    different land-use types, indicating that there was not a single best land-use type that supported all species.
  • In human modified
    montane forest landscapes small-scale agriculture that generates landscape heterogeneity should therefore be
    promoted to effectively safeguard biodiversity.

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