Herpetofaunal species distributions need to be understood and mapped using landscape descriptions that incorporate important habitat features and ecological processes. An ecosystem management effort in northern Minnesota is characterizing a landscape as a coarse filter for ecological communities. The coarse filter approach involves looking at communities in different successional stages and habitat types in a region (Haufler et al. 1996). Documenting distributions and abundances of herpetofauna using this coarse filter approach will allow data about these species to be incorporated in landscape planning efforts.
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Yaunches, Gabrielle; Winterstein, S. R.; Campa, H. III; Kernohan, B. J.; and Haufler, J. B.
"Herpetofaunal Abundance and Distribution in Northern Minnesota: Contributions of Ecological Land Units and Assessment of Sampling Methodology,"
The Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science: JIAS: Vol. 107:
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