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Salamanders, headwater streams critical in food chain
Date:2/22/2008

detected or uncovered before.

The amount of biomass weve reported is much, much higher than has ever been reported before, suggesting these headwater streams are very important ecosystems and they deserve protection. In my view, they actually deserve more protection than further down stream. It seems logical to me to protect the water where its coming out of the ground to retain and maintain clean water and provide ecosystem services downstream.

Semlitsch said the study brings to light the critical importance of salamanders, creatures that most people dont know much about or ever see as compared to birds or mammals.


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Contact: Bryan E. Jones
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University of Missouri-Columbia
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