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WEC 250: Gopher Frogs, Burrows, and Fire: Interactions in the Longleaf Pine Ecosystem

Figure 4. Gopher frog breeding ponds surrounded by habitat that has been regularly burned (A) and habitat where fire has been excluded (B). Note the difference in the widely spaced pine trees and sunny conditions in the fire-maintained habitat (A) and the dense hardwood trees and shady conditions in the fire-suppressed habitat (B).

Credit: Elizabeth A. Roznik, University of Florida, 2007