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Women in Wetlands Section Webinar: Does restoration work? An amphibian-centric look at restoration in geographically isolated wetlands

July 12, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT

This webinar is for SWS members only.

Geographically isolated wetlands provide a critical habitat for pond-breeding amphibians, a taxa of broad conservation concern. Restoration of wetlands typically includes goals to recover the wetlands’ physiochemical, hydrological, and ecological functions. However, for pond-breeding amphibians, successful restoration should also result in sustained populations, which is difficult to assess and infrequently reported. In this talk, I will provide a broad overview of restoration practices addressing hydrology, vegetation, and ecological processes within these unique environments and across spatial scales. Then I will summarize the evidence, and discuss the limitations, for evaluating successful restoration within the context of amphibian conservation. Finally, I will share some recommendations for researchers and practitioners to leverage prior successes and establish systematic data collection and dissemination.

Speaker: Angela Burrows