Ecology: The proximate cause of frog declines?

@article{Rosa2007EcologyTP,
  title={Ecology: The proximate cause of frog declines?},
  author={I. Rosa and F. Simoncelli and A. Fagotti and R. Pascolini},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2007},
  volume={447},
  pages={E4-E5}
}
  • I. Rosa, F. Simoncelli, +1 author R. Pascolini
  • Published 2007
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Arising from: J. A. Pounds et al. 439, 161–167 (2006)10.1038/nature04246; Pounds et al. replyPounds et al. argue that global warming contributes to amphibian declines by encouraging outbreaks of the chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. Although our findings agree with the climate-linked epidemic hypothesis, this pathogen is probably not the only proximate factor in such cases: in the Trasimeno Lake area of Umbria in central Italy, for example, the water frog Rana lessonae first… CONTINUE READING
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