Quantitative evidence for global amphibian population declines

  title={Quantitative evidence for global amphibian population declines},
  author={Jeff. E. Houlahan and C. Scott Findlay and Benedikt R Schmidt and Andrea H. Meyer and Sergius L. Kuzmin},
Although there is growing concern that amphibian populations are declining globally, much of the supporting evidence is either anecdotal or derived from short-term studies at small geographical scales. This raises questions not only about the difficulty of detecting temporal trends in populations which are notoriously variable, but also about the validity of inferring global trends from local or regional studies. Here we use data from 936 populations to assess large-scale temporal and spatial… CONTINUE READING