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Effects of canopy thinning by hemlock woolly adelgids on the local abundance of terrestrial salamanders

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Terrestrial salamanders are vulnerable to changes in the forest-floor microclimate as a result of canopy thinning by the hemlock woolly adelgid. A study conducted in the Highlands of Macon County, North Carolina concluded that as long as leaf litter remained moist and intact, the long-term impact of canopy thinning will likely be minimal.