Amphibian Decline: More Support for Biocomplexity as a Research Paradigm

  title={Amphibian Decline: More Support for Biocomplexity as a Research Paradigm},
  author={Bruce A. Wilcox},
The global decline of amphibians is an issue that not only unifies major recurring themes of this new journal – emerging infectious diseases, globalization, and complexity – but challenges conventional thinking about one of the fundamental environmental issues of our time, the loss of global biodiversity. A sharp decline of amphibian species was first noted by herpetologists about 25 years ago. Since that time, experts on the biology, ecology, and conservation of frogs and salamanders have been… Expand
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