publication . Article . 1998

Effects of Ultraviolet Radiation on Amphibians: Field Experiments

Blaustein, A. R.; Kiesecker, J. M.; Chivers, D. P.; Hokit, D. G.; Adolfo Marco; Belden, L. K.; Hatch, A.;
  • Published: 01 Dec 1998
  • Country: Spain
Numerous reports suggest that populations of amphibians from a wide variety of locations are experiencing population declines and/or range reductions. In some cases, unusually high egg mortality has been reported. Field experiments have been used with increasing frequency to investigate ultraviolet radiation as one of the potential factors contributing to these declines. Results from field experiments illustrate that hatching success of eggs is hampered by ultraviolet radiation in a number of species, while other species appear to be unaffected. Continued mortality in early life-history stages may ultimately contribute to a population decline. Although UV-B radi...
free text keywords: Ultraviolet radiation, DNA damage, Hatching, Population decline, Global biodiversity, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Biology, Ecology
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