Ecology: Global warming and amphibian losses

  title={Ecology: Global warming and amphibian losses},
  author={Ross A. Alford and Kay S. Bradfield and Stephen John Richards},
Arising from: J. A. Pounds et al. 439, 161–167 (2006)10.1038/nature04246; Pounds et al. replyIs global warming contributing to amphibian declines and extinctions by promoting outbreaks of the chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis? Analysing patterns from the American tropics, Pounds et al. envisage a process in which a single warm year triggers die-offs in a particular area (for instance, 1987 in the case of Monteverde, Costa Rica). However, we show here that populations of two frog… 

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