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Amphibian Biodiversity Makes Entire Ecosystem Healthier
2013-02-14 12:24:37

A new study demonstrates that the richer the biodiversity of amphibian species living in a pond, the more protection that ecosystem has against parasitic infections.

Frog Diseases Increasing
2012-07-19 10:38:29

In addition to the stresses placed on amphibians, or perhaps because of them, they are now more likely to succumb to debilitating infectious diseases.

2012-05-22 03:00:29

Increases in the diversity of parasites that attack amphibians cause a decrease in the infection success rate of virulent parasites, including one that causes malformed limbs and premature death.

Deadly Fungus Causing Dehydration In Wild Frogs
2012-04-27 04:47:07

According to a new study, the fungal infection killing amphibians around the world is causing deadly dehydration in frogs in the wild.

2012-03-12 19:58:19

Known for its distinctive "ribbit" call, the noisy Pacific chorus frog is a potent carrier of a deadly amphibian disease.

Amphibians In Regions With Diversity Are Most At Risk
2011-11-17 12:55:16

According to new research, tropical regions with the richest diversity are most at risk of losing frogs, toads, newts and salamanders.

2011-11-17 03:15:20

Amphibian populations are declining worldwide, and their declines far exceed those of other animal groups: more than 30% of all species are listed as threatened according to the Red List of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

2011-09-19 23:22:46

Researchers at Oregon State University have shown for the first time that loss of biodiversity may be contributing to a fungal infection that is killing amphibians around the world, and provides more evidence for why biodiversity is important to many ecosystems.

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2011-05-03 09:47:19

There's a crisis among the world's amphibians—about 40 percent of amphibian species have dwindled in numbers in just three decades.


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