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Amphibians and disease: Implications for conservation in the Greater Yellowstone EcosystemAuthor(s): Paul Stephen. Corn
Source: Yellowstone Science. 15(2): 11-16.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionThe decline of amphibian populations is a worldwide phenomenon that has received increasing attention since about 1990. In 2004, the World Conservation Union’s global amphibian assessment concluded that 48% of the world’s 5,743 described amphibian species were in decline, with 32% considered threatened (Stuart et al. 2004). Amphibian declines are a significant issue in the western United States, where all native species of frogs in the genus Rana and many toads in the genus Bufo are at risk, particularly those that inhabit mountainous areas (Corn 2003a,b; Bradford 2005).
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CitationCorn, Paul Stephen. 2007. Amphibians and disease: Implications for conservation in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Yellowstone Science. 15(2): 11-16.
Keywordsamphibians, disease, conservation, Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, genus Rana, genus Bufo
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