n Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie - Die gebruik van diatome vir die bewaringsbestuur van Hewitt se spookpadda : referaatopsomming

Volume 33, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0254-3486
  • E-ISSN: 2222-4173



Distribution patterns of diatoms were investigated to determine the impact of shading on diatoms, which form the main diet of the endangered frog species, . Although diatom community composition is influenced by shade coverage, it does not affect tadpole grazing potential. The main factor threatening tadpoles is the degradation or loss of suitable habitat due to accumulation (pine needles, sediment etc.) and not degradation of water quality.

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