The complexity of amphibian population declines: understanding the role of cofactors in driving amphibian losses.

@article{Blaustein2011TheCO,
  title={The complexity of amphibian population declines: understanding the role of cofactors in driving amphibian losses.},
  author={Andrew R. Blaustein and Barbara A Han and Rick A. Relyea and Pieter T J Johnson and J C Buck and Stephanie S Gervasi and Lee B. Kats},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2011},
  volume={1223},
  pages={108-19}
}
Population losses and extinctions of species are occurring at unprecedented rates, as exemplified by declines and extinctions of amphibians worldwide. However, studies of amphibian population declines generally do not address the complexity of the phenomenon or its implications for ecological communities, focusing instead on single factors affecting particular amphibian species. We argue that the causes for amphibian population declines are complex; may differ among species, populations, and… CONTINUE READING