Amphibian Biology, Volume 8
Surrey Beatty & Sons, 2009 - Amphibian declines - 327 pages
The late 20th Century and the early 21st century has been characterized by an unprecedented deterioration of the environment of the earyh and the throes of one of the major extinction events of all time. New diseases have emerged. Unmitigated deforestation,desertation,erosion and salinization of soil,pollution of water and air,and thinning of the UV-protective ozone layer constitute dire ecological threats for life on the planet. This volume contains 12 dynamic chapters reated to amphibian decline; Viral and Bacterial diseases of amphibians,Fungal Diseases; Factors affecting Interspecific variation in susceptibility to Disease ,Digenitic trematodes and their relationship to amphibian declines and deformaties,Amphibian malformations,Ultra Violet-B radiation,pollution,impact of reactive nitrogen, evaluating the impact of pesticides,endocrine disrupting chemicals,role of petrochemicals and heavy metals,acidification,and its effects and climate change.
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BERGER Lee Amphibian Disease Ecology Group School of Public Health Tropical
Contributors to volume 8
Fungal Diseases of Amphibians Lee Berger Joyce E Longcore Rick
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