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Title: Pond biodiversity and habitat loss in the UK
Authors: Wood, Paul J.
Greenwood, Malcolm T.
Agnew, M.D.
Keywords: Ponds
Aquatic invertebrates
Habitat loss
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell / © Royal Geographical Society (with The Institute of British Geographers)
Citation: WOOD, P.J., GREENWOOD, M.T. and AGNEW, M.D., 2013. Pond biodiversity and habitat loss in the UK. Area, 35 (2), pp.206-216.
Abstract: Ponds are common landscape features but have been poorly studied compared to other freshwater habitats in the UK, despite their high frequency of occurrence. In the last century, many ponds have been lost and those that remain face increasing pressure due to agricultural land drainage, pollution and urban development. However, ponds provide important habitats for diverse floral and faunal communities including a number of rare taxa of conservation interest. This paper examines the biodiversity and wider environmental value of ponds with particular reference to the aquatic invertebrate and amphibian communities they support, and the adverse impact of anthropogenic activity on their aquatic habitats.
Description: This is the pre-peer reviewed version of the article, which has been published in final form at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1475-4762.00249
Version: Submitted for publication
DOI: 10.1111/1475-4762.00249
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/13059
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1475-4762.00249
ISSN: 0004-0894
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