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The curious case of the disappearing snakes

3 days ago

A new National Science Foundation-funded study sounds alarm bells about the biodiversity crisis and declining wildlife populations around the world.…
Scientists track frog-killing fungus to help curb its spread

September 24, 2019

From habitat loss to climate change, amphibians around the world face immense threats to their survival. One emerging…
Amphibian extinction research takes next step to study how disease outbreaks subside

June 17, 2019

Biologist Jamie Voyles receives National Science Foundation CAREER Award to continue research. Jamie Voyles is looking from another…
Many more amphibian species at risk of extinction than previously thought

May 8, 2019

Frogs already knew it wasn’t easy being green, but the going just got a lot tougher for the…
Global amphibian mass extinctions caused by fungal disease

April 2, 2019

An international study led by The Australian National University has found that a fungal disease has caused dramatic…
Dermal disruption: Amphibian skin bacteria is more diverse in cold, variable environments

March 8, 2019

Amphibians are victims of lethal skin-disease epidemics. In the first global-scale study, researchers from 31 universities and research…
Climate change not main driver of amphibian decline

September 26, 2018

While a warming climate in recent decades may be a factor in the waning of some local populations…
Shining a light on amphibian decline

July 11, 2018

A pair of researchers at Case Western Reserve University are suggesting that excessive, human-caused artificial light at night…
Tropical lowland frogs at greater risk from climate warming than high-elevation species, study shows

April 10, 2017

A new study of Peruvian frogs living at a wide variety of elevations—from the Amazon floodplain to high…
Combined effects of copper, climate change can be deadly for amphibians, research finds

April 12, 2016

Researchers at the University of Georgia’s Savannah River Ecology Laboratory warn that the extinction of two amphibian species—the…
Deadly Amphibian Fungus Abroad Threatens Certain U.S. Regions

February 23, 2016

The areas of the United States that are most at risk of a potentially invasive salamander fungus are…
New approach to help bones heal faster and better

November 19, 2015

Inspired by amphibians like salamanders, researchers from the University of Southampton are developing a new type of drug…
Regeneration faded as most four-legged vertebrates evolved

October 27, 2015

Nowadays, salamanders are extraordinary among modern four-legged vertebrates: Repeatedly and throughout their lifespan, they can regenerate limbs, tails,…
Mosquitofish populations with more females have greater ecological impact

October 21, 2015

Female mosquitofish are not only bigger than the males, they have bigger impacts on freshwater ecosystems. In a…
Poisonous frogs more likely to face extinction, study finds

October 21, 2015

Scientists at the University of Liverpool have found that amphibians that use toxins to protect themselves against predators…
Promising Tools Assess Presence of Chytrid Fungus in Amphibian Habitats

September 30, 2014

Amphibians, including threatened and endangered species like the Oregon Spotted Frog, may benefit from a recent study that…
Near-extinct African amphibians ‘invisible’ under climate change

September 5, 2014

An international team of researchers has found that the majority of threatened species are ‘invisible’ when using modern…
Amphibians and dinosaurs were the new large predators after the mass extinction

March 25, 2014

Immediately after the biggest extinction event of all time there were once again functioning and complete food webs…
Researchers find lungs in amphibian previously reported to be lungless

March 19, 2014

The head of C. iwokramae, with arrows showing the position of the open nostrils. Left: CT scan of…
Cane toads demonstrating impressive adaptive abilities in Western Australia

February 27, 2014

Cane toads have over the past 85 years become a problem in Australia. Originally native to South America,…
Locating source of pain – with help from newts

February 3, 2014

The California newts on the Stanford campus may be limited in physical range to the area around a…
Study: Loss of wetland biodiversity increases disease risk in frogs

December 4, 2013

Amphibians in species-poor wetlands have a higher risk of becoming infected with a virulent parasite than those in…
Frog-killing fungus paralyzes amphibian immune response

October 18, 2013

A fungus that is killing frogs and other amphibians around the world releases a toxic factor that disables…
Missouri ponds provide clue to killer frog disease

September 26, 2013

The skin fungus, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), also known as amphibian chytrid, first made its presence felt in 1993 when dead…
Conservationists develop novel way of choosing perfect new homes for species struggling in changing climate

September 6, 2013

Scientists at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) have devised a novel method to identify suitable new homes…
Salamanders under threat from deadly skin-eating fungus

September 3, 2013

A new species of fungus that eats amphibians’ skin has ravaged the fire salamander population in the Netherlands,…
Largemouth Bass Virus Found in Northern Snakeheads in Virginia

August 14, 2013

A virus that can cause disease in largemouth bass has now been identified in otherwise apparently healthy northern snakeheads…
Cane toads ‘wiping out’ mini crocodiles Down Under

July 3, 2013

Australia’s noxious cane toad is wiping out populations of a unique miniature crocodile, researchers warned Wednesday, with fears…
Study Confirms U.S. Amphibian Populations Declining at Precipitous Rates

May 23, 2013

The first-ever estimate of how fast frogs, toads and salamanders in the United States are disappearing from their…
Crowdfunding fuels amphibian survey field work

May 16, 2013

A University of Alaska Fairbanks doctoral student is raising money through a crowdfunding website to complete fieldwork this…
Amphibians Living Close to Farm Fields Are More Resistant to Common Insecticides

May 9, 2013

Amphibian populations living close to agricultural fields have become more resistant to a common insecticide and are actually…
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