publication . Other literature type . Article . 2002

Complexity in conservation: lessons from the global decline of amphibian populations

Andrew R. Blaustein; Joseph M. Kiesecker;
  • Published: 01 Jul 2002
  • Publisher: Wiley
Abstract
As part of an overall ‘‘biodiversity crisis’’ many amphibian populations are in decline throughout the world. Numerous causes have been invoked to explain these declines. These include habitat destruction, climate change, increasing levels of ultraviolet radiation, environmental contamination, disease, and the introduction of non-native species. In this paper, we argue that amphibian population declines are caused by different abiotic and biotic factors acting together in a context-dependent fashion. Moreover, different species and different populations of the same species may react in different ways to the same environmental insult. Thus, the causes of amphibia...
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free text keywords: Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics, Biodiversity, Chytridiomycosis, Abiotic component, Amphibian, biology.animal, biology, Ecology, Biotic component, Habitat destruction, Climate change, Population, education.field_of_study, education
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