Accessible habitat delineated by a highway predicts landscape-scale effects of habitat loss in an amphibian community
Andrew J Hamer
Landscape Ecology | SPRINGER | Published : 2016
I thank Josie Stokes and Shaun Walsh (New South Wales Roads and Maritime Services) for financial and logistical assistance; JS also provided valuable comments on the manuscript. Lee Harrison, Rodney Wattus, Briony Mitchell, Joanne Ainley and Caroline Wilson assisted with fieldwork. Rodney van der Ree provided support with initial planning of the study. Amy Hahs provided GIS support and helpful comments on the manuscript. I thank the landowners who kindly assisted with access to their properties. Phil Craven (NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service) provided information on local site conditions prior to fieldwork. Steve Swearer and James Shelley provided assistance with fish identification. The Baker Foundation provided additional support. This study was conducted under NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service scientific licence number SL101064, and NSW Department of Primary Industries animal ethics approval number 12/4900.