Widespread amphibian extinctions from epidemic disease driven by global warming

@article{Pounds2006WidespreadAE,
  title={Widespread amphibian extinctions from epidemic disease driven by global warming},
  author={J. Alan Pounds and Mart{\'i}n R. Bustamante and Luis A. Coloma and Jamie A. Consuegra and Michael P. L. Fogden and Prudence N. Foster and Enrique la Marca and Karen L. Masters and Andr{\'e}s Merino‐Viteri and Robert Puschendorf and Santiago R. Ron and Gerardo Arturo S{\'a}nchez-Azofeifa and Christopher J. Still and Bruce E. Young},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2006},
  volume={439},
  pages={161-167}
}
As the Earth warms, many species are likely to disappear, often because of changing disease dynamics. Here we show that a recent mass extinction associated with pathogen outbreaks is tied to global warming. Seventeen years ago, in the mountains of Costa Rica, the Monteverde harlequin frog (Atelopus sp.) vanished along with the golden toad (Bufo periglenes). An estimated 67% of the 110 or so species of Atelopus, which are endemic to the American tropics, have met the same fate, and a pathogenic… 
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