The role of small wetlands and how we're screwing them up

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Their paper, published in peer-reviewed journal Ecological Applications, argues that not only have we drained large numbers of smaller, isolated wetlands, but that the remaining wetlands have much simpler shapes, leading to an extensive loss of wetland perimeter.

Smaller wetlands also function best as a group, forming an interconnected “landscape mosaic” that provide unique habitat and safe breeding grounds for species such as salamanders and migratory birds.