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Effects of sedimentation on the diversity of salamanders in a southern Appalachian headwater stream

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The relative abundance of streamside salamanders and the availability of protective cover was assessed at three study sites along Mill Creek in Highlands, Macon County, North Carolina. Area-constrained searches of rocks demonstrated a significant reduction in salamander diversity as a result of severe sedimentation and loss of microhabitat.