publication . Other literature type . Article . 2010

Direct and Indirect Effects of Climate Change on Amphibian Populations

Blaustein, Andrew R.; Walls, Susan C.; Bancroft, Betsy A.; Lawler, Joshua J.; Searle, Catherine L.; Gervasi, Stephanie S.;
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  • Published: 25 Feb 2010 Journal: Diversity (issn: 1424-2818, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
Abstract
As part of an overall decline in biodiversity, populations of many organisms are declining and species are being lost at unprecedented rates around the world. This includes many populations and species of amphibians. Although numerous factors are affecting amphibian populations, we show potential direct and indirect effects of climate change on amphibians at the individual, population and community level. Shifts in amphibian ranges are predicted. Changes in climate may affect survival, growth, reproduction and dispersal capabilities. Moreover, climate change can alter amphibian habitats including vegetation, soil, and hydrology. Climate change can influence food...
Subjects
mesheuropmc: food and beveragesskin and connective tissue diseasesfungisense organs
free text keywords: amphibian population declines, amphibian diseases, range shifts, Biology (General), climate change, QH301-705.5
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13. Peters, R.L; Lovejoy, T.E. Global Warming and Biological Diversity; Yale University Press: New Haven, CT, USA, 1992.

14. Reaser, J.K.; Blaustein, A.R. Repercussions of global change. In Status and Conservation of North American Amphibians; Lannoo, M., Ed.; University of California Press: Berkeley, CA, USA, 2005; pp 60-63.

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Abstract
As part of an overall decline in biodiversity, populations of many organisms are declining and species are being lost at unprecedented rates around the world. This includes many populations and species of amphibians. Although numerous factors are affecting amphibian populations, we show potential direct and indirect effects of climate change on amphibians at the individual, population and community level. Shifts in amphibian ranges are predicted. Changes in climate may affect survival, growth, reproduction and dispersal capabilities. Moreover, climate change can alter amphibian habitats including vegetation, soil, and hydrology. Climate change can influence food...
Subjects
mesheuropmc: food and beveragesskin and connective tissue diseasesfungisense organs
free text keywords: amphibian population declines, amphibian diseases, range shifts, Biology (General), climate change, QH301-705.5
Related Organizations
224 references, page 1 of 15

Lawton, J.H.; May, R.M. Extinction Rates; Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK, 1995.

Wilson, E.O. The Diversity of Life; Harvard University Press: Cambridge, MA, USA, 1992.

Houlahan, J.E.; Findlay, C.S.; Schmidt, B.R.; Meyer, A.H.; Kuzmin, S.L. Quantitative evidence for global amphibian population declines. Nature 2000, 404, 752-755. [OpenAIRE]

Stuart, S.N.; Chanson, J.S.; Cox, N.A.; Young, B.E.; Rodrigues, A.S.L.; Fischmann, D.L.; Waller, R.W. Status and trends of amphibian declines and extinctions worldwide. Science 2004, 306, 1783-1786. [OpenAIRE]

Lannoo, M. Amphibian Declines: The Conservation Status of United States Species; University California Press: Berkeley, CA, USA, 2005.

Mendelson, J.R., III; Lips, K.R.; Gagliardo, R.W.; Rabb, G.B.; Collins, J.P.; Diffendorfer, J.E.; Daszack, P.; Ibáñez, R.; Zippel, K.C.; Lawson, D.P.; Wright, K.M.; Stuart, S.N.; Gascon, C.; Silva, H.R.; Burrowes, P.A.; Joglar, R.L.; La Marca, E.; Lötters, S.; Perez, L.H.; Weldon, C.; Hyatt, A.; Rodriguez-Mahecha, J.V.; Hunt, S.; Robertson, H.; Lock, B.; Raxworthy, C.J.; Frost, D.R.; Lacy, R.C.; Alfrod, R.A.; Campbell, J.A.; Parra-Olea, G.; Bolaños, F.; Domingo, J.J.C.; Halliday, T.; Murphy, J.B.; Wake, M.H.; Coloma, L.A.; Kuzmin, S.L.; Price, M.S.; Howell, K.M.; Lau, M.; Pethiyagoda, R.; Boone, M.; Lannoo, M.J.; Blaustein, A.R.; Dobson, A.; Griffiths, A.; Crump, M.L.; Wake, D.B.; Brodie, E.D.J. Confronting amphibian declines and extinctions. Science 2006, 313, 48. [OpenAIRE]

7. Bielby, J.; Cooper, N.; Cunningham, A.A.; Garner, T.W.J.; Purvis, A. Predicting susceptibility to rapid declines in the world's frogs. Conserv. Lett. 2008, 1, 82-90.

8. Pounds, J.A.; Fogden, M.P.L.; Savage, J.M.; Gorman, G.C.; Test of null models for amphibian declines on a tropical mountain. Conserv. Biol. 1997, 11, 1307-1322.

9. Pounds, J.A.; Fogden, M.P.L.; Campbell, J.H. Biological responses to climate change on a tropical mountain. Nature 1999, 398, 611-615.

10. Wake, D.B.; Vredenburg, V.T. Are we in the midst of the sixth mass extinction? A review from the world of amphibians. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 2008, 105, 11466-11473. [OpenAIRE]

11. Blaustein, A.R.; Kiesecker, J.M.; Complexity in conservation: Lessons from the global decline of amphibian populations. Ecol. Lett. 2002, 5, 597-608.

12. van der Leun, J.C.; Tang, X.; Tevini, M. Environmental Effects of Ozone Depletion 1998 Assessment; Elsevier: Lausanne, Switzerland, 1998.

13. Peters, R.L; Lovejoy, T.E. Global Warming and Biological Diversity; Yale University Press: New Haven, CT, USA, 1992.

14. Reaser, J.K.; Blaustein, A.R. Repercussions of global change. In Status and Conservation of North American Amphibians; Lannoo, M., Ed.; University of California Press: Berkeley, CA, USA, 2005; pp 60-63.

15. Cockell, C.S.; Blaustein, A.R. Ecosystems, Evolution and Ultraviolet Radiation; Springer: New York, NY, USA, 2001.

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publication . Other literature type . Article . 2010

Direct and Indirect Effects of Climate Change on Amphibian Populations

Blaustein, Andrew R.; Walls, Susan C.; Bancroft, Betsy A.; Lawler, Joshua J.; Searle, Catherine L.; Gervasi, Stephanie S.;