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Climate Change Robs Frogs And Salamanders Of Refuge
2014-05-02 03:41:38

By hightailing it to nearby ponds and shallow waterways, frogs and salamanders have – until now – had a way to evade exotic trout introduced to the West's high-mountain lakes for recreational fishing.

New Study Raises Hope To Fight Chytrid Amphibian Pathogen
2014-01-21 15:47:48

An international team of researchers has made important progress in understanding the distribution of the deadly amphibian chytrid pathogen.

Deadly Fungus Cause Of Frog Declines In The Andes
2013-12-13 07:25:23

Amphibians at high elevations can tolerate temperature changes, but susceptible to deadly fungus

Survey Finds Frog Abnormalities Are Rare
2013-11-20 13:45:34

A 10-year study shows some good news for frogs and toads on national wildlife refuges.

2013-10-24 11:57:40

The combination of the herbicide atrazine and a fungal disease is particularly deadly to frogs, shows new research from a University of South Florida laboratory, which has been investigating the global demise of amphibian populations.

Salamanders Threatened By Deadly Skin-eating Fungus
2013-09-03 07:59:33

A new species of fungus that eats amphibians' skin has ravaged the fire salamander population in the Netherlands, bringing it close to regional extinction.

Bullfrogs Spreading Deadly Fungus Also Die From It
2013-06-18 07:29:03

A two-year study from Oregon State and the University of Pittsburgh reveals bullfrogs are not only tolerant carriers that spread chytrid fungus, as previously thought. The bullfrogs are also dying from the pathogen.

United States Amphibian Populations Rapidly Declining
2013-05-25 05:57:30

The number of frogs, toads and salamanders in the US could be falling at an even more severe and widespread rate than previously believed, and even amphibian populations thought to be stable are actually on the decline.

Climate Change Impacts On Amphibians Studied By USGS Experts
2013-05-19 06:22:41

A US Geological Survey (USGS) effort to monitor the impact of climate change on amphibians living in the ponds and swamps of the southeastern United States has discovered that changes in rainfall patterns can cause short-term declines in mole salamanders, the agency reported on Friday.

American Bullfrog Is Spreading Chytrid Through Commercial Trade
2013-03-07 09:27:12

Wildlife Conservation Society A team of scientists led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the National University of Singapore (NUS), revealed in a new study, for the first time, the presence of the pathogenic chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis) in amphibians sampled in Singapore. And the American bullfrog may be a central player in the spread of the disease. The study appears in the current issue of the journal EcoHealth, and is the first to consider the role...


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