Extinction in Our Times Global Amphibian Decline

ISBN-10: 0195316940

ISBN-13: 9780195316940

Edition: 2009

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Description: Since the 1990s there has been an extraordinary decline and extinction of amphibian populations worldwide. 'Extinction in Our Times' unravels the mystery of amphibian biodiversity loss by exploring possible causes such as commercial exploitation, competition and predation by exotic species, habitat loss and climate change.

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Book details

List price: $33.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/7/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 9.50" wide x 6.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

Marty Crump is a behavioral ecologist who has worked with tropical amphibians in the areas of parental care, reproduction, territoriality, cannibalism, and tadpole ecology. Her work has drawn attention to the issue of declining amphibian populations. She is a tropical ecologist with the department of biological science at Utah State University, as well as an adjunct professor at the department of biological sciences at Northern Arizona University.

The fifth inhabitant of Mexico
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Declining Amphibian Populations and the Biodiversity Crisis
Rallying Around the Issue of Amphibian Declines
Challenges, Correlates, and Hypotheses
Introduced Species, Commerce, and Land Use Change
Contaminants, Global Change, and Emerging Infectious Diseases
Unraveling the Mystery
Amphibian Chytrid Fungus as a Cause of Declines and Extinctions
New Approaches to Doing Science and Conservation
Science Policy and Reacting to a Challenge
Leaping between Mysteries
Notes
References
General Index
Species Index
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