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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