AMPHIBIAWEB
This reference list is compiled by Professor Tim Halliday (formerly DAPTF International Director) (tim.r.halliday@gmail.com). It lists papers on amphibian declines and their causes and papers on amphibian conservation, with an emphasis on those that describe methods for monitoring and conserving amphibian populations. Tim is always delighted to receive details of forthcoming papers from their authors.

May 2015

Al-Shorbaji, F. N. et al.  (2015)  The alternate role of direct and environmental transmission in fungal infectious disease in wildlife:  threats for biodiversity conservation.  Scientific Reports:  20 (5);  10368.

Brogan, W. R. & Relyea, R. A.  (2015)  Submerged macrophytes mitigate direct and indirect insecticide effects in freshwater communities.  PLoS One:  10 (5);  e0126677.
(wbrogan@gmail.com)

Burgett, A. A. & Chase, J. M.  (2015)  Landscape context influences the abundance of amphibians and the strength of their food web interactions in small ponds.  Oikos:  124;  629-638.
(burgetta@wittenberg.edu)

Cayuela, H. et al.  (in press)  Highlighting the effects of land-use change on a threatened amphibian in a human-dominated landscape.  Population Ecology: 
(hugo.cayuela@univ-lyon1.fr)

Cunningham, A. A. et al.   (2015)  Emerging diseases in UK amphibians.  Veterinary Record:  176;  468.
(a.cunningham@ioz.ac.uk)

Fasola, E. et al.  (2015)  Microevolution due to pollution in amphibians:  a review on the genetic erosion hypothesis.  Environmental Pollution:  204;  181-190.
(emanuele.fasola@ua.pt)

Fischer, K. et al.  (2015)  Determinants of tree frog calling ponds in a human-transformed landscape.  Ecological Research:  30;  439-450.
(klaus.fischer@uni-greifswald.de)

Fukumoto, S. et al.  (2015)  A basin-scale application of environmental DNA assessment for rare endemic species and closely related exotic species in rivers:  a case study of giant salamanders in Japan.  J. Applied Ecology:  52;  358-365.
(minamoto@people.kobe-u.ac.jp)

Grundel, R. et al.  (2015)  Opposing responses to ecological gradients structure amphibian and reptile communities across a temperate grassland-savanna-forest landscape.  Biodiversity & Conservation:  24;  1089-1108.
(rgrundel@usgs.gov)

Guarnizo, C. E. et al.  (2015)  DNA barcoding survey of anurans across the Eastern Cordillera of Colombia and the impact of the Andes on cryptic diversity.  PLoS One:  10 (5);  e0127312.
(carlosguarnizo@gmail.com)

Hernández-Ordóñez, O.  et al.  (2015)  Recovery of amphibian and reptile assemblages during old-field succession of tropical rain forests.  Biotropica:  47;  377-388.
(mmartinez@cieco.unam.mx)

Holden, W. M. et al.  (2015)  Skin bacteria provide early protection for newly metamorphosed southern leopard frogs (Rana sphenocephala) against the frog-killing fungus, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis.  Biological Conservation:  187;  91-102.
(louise.rollins-smith@vanderbilt.edu)

Jones, D. K. & Relyea, R. A.  (in press)  Here today, gone tomorrow:  short-term retention of pesticide-induced tolerance in amphibians.  Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry:
(jonesd11@rpi.edu)

Katti, P. A. et al.  (in press)  Amphibian (Euphlyctis cyanophlyctis) in vitro culture system to assess impact of aquatic agrochemical contaminants on female reproduction.  Drug & Chemical Toxicology:
(pancharatnak@gmail.com)

Kolby, J. E. et al.  (2015)  Terrestrial dispersal and potential environmental transmission of the amphibian chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis).  PLoS One:  10 (4);  e0125386.
(jonathan.kolby@my.jcu.edu.au)

Lau, E. T. C. et al.  (in press)  Temperature-dependent acute toxicity of methomyl pesticide on larvae of three Asian amphibian species.  Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry: 
(kmyleung@hku.edu)

Liendro, N. et al.  (2015)  Toxicity of the insecticide chlorpyrifos to the South American toad Rhinella arenarum at larval developmental stage.  Environmental Toxicology & Pharmacology:  39;  525-535.
(a.venturino@conicet.gov.ar)

Lima, J. R. et al.  (2015)  Amphibians on Amazonian land-bridge islands are affected more by area than isolation.  Biotropica:  47;  369-376.
(selvino.neckel@ufsc.br)

McMahon, T. A. & Rohr, J. R.  (2015)  Transition of chytrid fungus infection from mouthparts to hind limbs during amphibian metamorphosis.  EcoHealth:  12;  188-193.
(tmcmahon@ut.edu)

Mims, M. C. et al.  (2015)  Ecological strategies predict associations between aquatic and genetic connectivity for dryland amphibians.  Ecology:  96;  1371-1382.
(mmims@uw.edu)

Murphy, B. G. et al.  (2015)  Chytridiomycosis in dwarf African frogs Hymenochirus curtipes.  Diseases of Aquatic Organisms:  114;  69-75.
(bmurphy@ucdavies.edu)

Nori, J. & Loyola, R.  (2015)  On the worrying fate of data deficient amphibians.  PLoS One:  10 (5);  e0125055.
(loyola@ufg.br)

Ohmer, M. E. B. et al.  (2015)  Skin sloughing rate increases with chytrid fungus infection load in a susceptible amphibian.  Functional Ecology:  29;  674-682.
(m.e.ohmer@gmail.com)

Passaglia Schuch, A. et al.  (2015)  Identification of influential events concerning the Antarctic ozone hole over southern Brazil and the biological effects induced by UVB and UVA radiation in an endemic treefrog species.  Ecotoxicology & Environmental Safety:  118;  190-198.
(elgion@base.ufsm.br)

Pérez-Iglesias, J. M. et al.  (2015)  Toxic and genotoxic effects of the imazethapyr-based herbicide formulation Pivot® on Montevideo tree frog Hypsiboas pulchellus tadpoles (Anura, Hylidae).  Ecotoxicology & Environmental Safety:  119;  15-24.
(marcelo.larramendy@gmail.com)

Randall, L. A. et al.  (2015)  Seasonal differences in extinction and colonization drive occupancy dynamics of an imperilled amphibian.  PLoS One:  10 (5);  e0127059.
(lear@calgaryzoo.com)

Roznik, E. A. & Alford, R. A.  (2015)  Seasonal ecology and behavior of an endangered frog (Litoria rheocola) threatened by disease.  PLoS One:  10 (5);  e0127851.
(betsy.roznik@gmail.com)

Tuberville, T. D. et al.  (in press)  Use of the NatureServe Climate Change Vulnerability Index as an assessment tool for reptiles and amphibians:  lessons learned.  Environmental Management:
(tubervil@uga.edu)

Unglaub, B. et al.  (2015)  Linking habitat suitability to demography in a pond-breeding amphibian.  Frontiers in Zoology:  12:9.
(b.unglaub@tu-bs.de)

Valencia-Aguilar, A. et al.  (2015)  Chytrid fungus acts as a generalist pathogen infecting species-rich amphibian families in Brazilian rainforests.  Diseases of Aquatic Organisms:  114;  61-67.
(anyelet@gmail.com)

Vershinin, V. L. et al.  (2015)  Long-term observation of amphibian populations inhabiting urban and forested areas in Yekaterinburg, Russia.  Scientific Data:  2;  Article no. 150018.

Weerawardhena, S. R. & Russell, A. P.  (2015)  Diversity and habitat occupancy of amphibians in the Knuckles Mountain Forest Range World Heritage Site, Sri Lanka, and related conservation issues.  Russian J. Herpetology:  22;  11-22.