Predator Cues and Pesticides : a Double Dose of Danger for Amphibians

  title={Predator Cues and Pesticides : a Double Dose of Danger for Amphibians},
  author={Rick A. Relyea},
Amphibians are declining globally, and biologists have struggled to identify the causes. Pesticides may play a role in these declines, but pesticide concentrations in nature often are low and considered sublethal. Past research has found that the globally common pesticide carbaryl can become more lethal under different environmental conditions including differences in temperature and competition. A recent study has found that predatory stress, a situation common for most amphibians, can make… CONTINUE READING
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