Do biomass Harvesting Guidelines influence herpetofauna following harvests of logging residues for renewable energy?

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Ecological Applications
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We compared reptile and amphibian species richness and abundance of Anaxyrus terrestris and Gastrophryne carolinensis among six treatments that varied in volume and spatial arrangement of woody biomass retained after clearcutting in North Carolina, USA (n = 4) 2011-2014 and Georgia (n = 4), USA 2011-2013. A lack of consistent effects on herpetofauna suggests sufficient woody biomass volumes were retained following biomass harvests without implementing BHGs in the Coastal Plain of the southeastern U.S.  

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