Decreased winter severity increases viability of a montane frog population.

@article{McCaffery2010DecreasedWS,
  title={Decreased winter severity increases viability of a montane frog population.},
  author={Rebecca M McCaffery and Bryce A. Maxell},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2010},
  volume={107 19},
  pages={8644-9}
}
Many proximate causes of global amphibian declines have been well documented, but the role that climate change has played and will play in this crisis remains ambiguous for many species. Breeding phenology and disease outbreaks have been associated with warming temperatures, but, to date, few studies have evaluated effects of climate change on individual vital rates and subsequent population dynamics of amphibians. We evaluated relationships among local climate variables, annual survival and… CONTINUE READING
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