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Global warming and amphibian losses

Show simple item record Alford, Ross A. Bradfield, Kay S. Richards, Stephen J. 2018-04-02T19:20:15Z 2018-04-02T19:20:15Z 2007-05-30
dc.identifier.other 10.1038/nature05940
dc.description.abstract Is global warming contributing to amphibian declines and extinctions by promoting outbreaks of the chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis? Analysing patterns from the American tropics, Pounds et al.1 envisage a process in which a single warm year triggers die-offs in a particular area (for instance, 1987 in the case of Monteverde, Costa Rica). However, we show here that populations of two frog species in the Australian tropics experienced increasing developmental instability, which is evidence of stress2,3,4, at least two years before they showed chytrid-related declines. Because the working model of Pounds et al. is incomplete, their test of the climate-linked epidemic hypothesis could be inconclusive. es_CR
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dc.title Global warming and amphibian losses es_CR
dc.type Article es_CR

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