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AFSRC Picture of the Week, October 31, 2005
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 Salamander in hand

Amphibians are important indicators of ecosystem function.  Ecological research conducted jointly by the AFSRC, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and the USDA Forest Service monitors changes in salamander populations to evaluate how silvopastoral management practices impact the health of pasture ecosystems.

Photo by Barry Harter

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Last Modified: 11/9/2005
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