Additive threats from pathogens, climate and land-use change for global amphibian diversity

  title={Additive threats from pathogens, climate and land-use change for global amphibian diversity},
  author={Christian Hof and Miguel B. Ara{\'u}jo and Walter Jetz and Carsten Rahbek},
Amphibian population declines far exceed those of other vertebrate groups, with 30% of all species listed as threatened by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. The causes of these declines are a matter of continued research, but probably include climate change, land-use change and spread of the pathogenic fungal disease chytridiomycosis. Here we assess the spatial distribution and interactions of these primary threats in relation to the global distribution of amphibian species… CONTINUE READING

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