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What Makes a Good Habitat?

What Makes a Good Habitat?


Exploring the Habitat Concept Through the Eyes of the Flatwoods Salamander

Join our team for a discussion about habitat: what it means, what sorts of habitats are good for certain animals and how different animals can utilize many different types of habitats while others need one very specific type. We will also focus on the Flatwoods Salamander, a federally-protected threatened species with extremely specific habitat requirements. Learn how we as habitat ecologists must determine what “good” and “bad” habitat looks like so that we can effectively restore it for species such as the Flatwoods Salamander.

Learning Points

  1. What is habitat?
  2. What is the difference between a habitat generalist and a habitat specialist?
  3. What are some habitat requirements of the Flatwoods Salamander?