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Diversity erosion beyond the species level : Dramatic loss of functional diversity after selective logging in two tropical amphibian communities
Assessing the effects of logging on different aspects of biodiversity and general ecosystem properties is of prime importance if the few remaining areas of intact tropical forest are to be… Expand
Amphibian fungal panzootic causes catastrophic and ongoing loss of biodiversity
The demise of amphibians? Rapid spread of disease is a hazard in our interconnected world. The chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis was identified in amphibian populations about 20 years ago… Expand
MEASURING AND MONITORING AMPHIBIAN DIVERSITY IN TROPICAL FORESTS. I. AN EVALUATION OF METHODS WITH RECOMMENDATIONS FOR STANDARDIZATION
The need for standardization of field methods within and across studies has been recognized by the majority of ecologists throughout the world. However, comparable studies based on a standardized… Expand
ARTICLE Phylogeography of Ptychadena mascareniensis suggests transoceanic dispersal in a widespread African- Malagasy frog lineage
Aim The Mascarene ridged frog, Ptychadena mascareniensis, is the only African amphibian species thought to occur on Madagascar and on the Seychelles and also Mascarene islands. We explored its… Expand
The importance of environmental heterogeneity for species diversity and assemblage structure in Bornean stream frogs.
- A. Keller, M. Rödel, K. Linsenmair, T. Grafe
- Geography, Medicine
- The Journal of animal ecology
- 1 March 2009
1. Several hypotheses have been proposed to explain the structure of multi-species assemblages. Among these, abiotic environmental factors and biotic processes are often favoured. Several recent… Expand
Effects of forest fragmentation and habitat degradation on West African leaf-litter frogs.
- A. Hillers, M. Veith, M. Rödel
- Biology, Medicine
- Conservation biology : the journal of the Society…
- 1 June 2008
Habitat degradation alters the dynamics and composition of anuran assemblages in tropical forests. The effects of forest fragmentation on the composition of anuran assemblages are so far poorly… Expand
Evaluating mechanisms of diversification in a Guineo‐Congolian tropical forest frog using demographic model selection
The accumulation of biodiversity in tropical forests can occur through multiple allopatric and parapatric models of diversification, including forest refugia, riverine barriers and ecological… Expand
A hybrid phylogenetic-phylogenomic approach for species tree estimation in African Agama lizards with applications to biogeography, character evolution, and diversification.
- A. Leaché, P. Wagner, +17 authors F. Burbrink
- Biology, Medicine
- Molecular phylogenetics and evolution
- 1 October 2014
Africa is renowned for its biodiversity and endemicity, yet little is known about the factors shaping them across the continent. African Agama lizards (45 species) have a pan-continental… Expand
Oviposition site selection in a complex and variable environment: the role of habitat quality and conspecific cues
In many organisms reproductive success is strongly dependent on several breeding site characteristics, which often vary in space and time. Although we have a good understanding of how ovipositing… Expand