AMPHIBIAWEB
This reference list is compiled by Professor Tim Halliday (formerly DAPTF International Director) (tim.r.halliday@gmail.com). It lists papers on amphibian declines and their causes and papers on amphibian conservation, with an emphasis on those that describe methods for monitoring and conserving amphibian populations. Tim is always delighted to receive details of forthcoming papers from their authors.

September 2014

Bosch, J. et al.  (2014)  Demography of common toads after local extirpation of co-occurring midwife toads.  Amphibia-Reptilia:  35;  293-303.

Chestnut, T. et al.  (2014)  Heterogeneous occupancy and density estimates of the pathogenic fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in waters of North America.  PLoS One:  9(9);  e106790.
(chestnut@usgs.gov)

Corbalán, V. et al.  (2014)  Prolonged larval development in the critically endangered Pehuenche’s frog Alsodes pehuenche:  implications for conservation.  Amphibia-Reptilia:  35;  283-292.

Dalbeck, L. et al.  (2014)  Beavers (Castor fiber) increase habitat availability, heterogeneity and connectivity for common frogs (Rana temporaria).  Amphibia-Reptilia:  35;  321-329.

Echaubard, P. et al.  (2014)  Environmental dependency of amphibian-ranavirus genotypic interactions:  evolutionary perspectives on infectious diseases.  Evolutionary Applications:  7;  723-733.
(dlesbarreres@laurentian.ca)

Edge, C. et al.  (2014)  The response of amphibian larvae to exposure to a glyphosate-based herbicide (Roundup WeatherMax) and nutrient enrichment in an ecosystem experiment.  Ecotoxicology & Envtl. Safety:  109C;  124-132.
(cbedge@gmail.com)

Elgue, E. et al.  (2014)  Validity of photo-identification technique to analyze natural markings in Melanophryniscus montevidensis (Anura:  Bufonidae).  Phyllomedusa:  13;  59-66.
(ernestoelgue@gmail.com)

Eskew, E. A. et al.  (2014)  Extremely low prevalence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis infection in eastern hellbenders (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis) in southwest Virginia, USA.  Herpetol. Review:  45;  425-427.
(eaeskew@ucdavis.edu)

Gaietto, K. M. et al.  (2014)  Effects of pesticide exposure and the amphibian chytrid fungus on gray treefrog (Hyla chrysoscelis) metamorphosis.  Envtl. Toxicology & Chemistry:  33;  2358-2362.
(boonemd@miamioh.edu)

Guzy, J. C. et al.  (in press)  Using multiple methods to assess detection probabilities of riparian-zone anurans:  implications for monitoring.  Wildlife Research:
(jcguzy@uark.edu)

Holden, W. M. et al.  (in press)  Development of antimicrobial peptide defenses of southern leopard frogs, Rana sphenocephala, against the pathogenic chytrid fungus, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis.  Development & Comparative Immunology:
(louise.rollins-smith@vandervilt.edu)

Hughey, M. C. et al.  (2014) Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in Virginia amphibians:  within and among site variation in infection.  Herpetol. Review:  45;  428-438.
(myrahughey@gmail.com)

Ilha, P. & Schiesari, L.  (2014)  Lethal and sublethal effects of inorganic nitrogen on gladiator frog tadpoles (Hypsiboas faber, Hylidae).  Copeia:  2014;  221-230.
(lschiesa@usp.br)

Kittusamy, G. et al.  (in press)  Pesticide residues in two frog species in a paddy agroecosystem in Palakkad District, Kerala, India.  Bulletin of Envtl. Contamination & Toxicology:
(ganeshk1985@gmail.com)

Koehler, S. L. & Gilmore, D. C.  (2014)  First documented use of underpass culverts by the endangered growling grass frog (Litoria raniformis) in Australia.  Herpetol. Review:  45;  404-408.
(skoehler@biosis.com.au)

Kristín, P. & Gvozdík, L.  Individual variation in amphibian metabolic rates during overwintering:  implications for a warming world.  J. Zoology:  294;  99-103.
(gvozdik@brno.cas.cz)

Kroschel, W. A. et al.  (2014)  Decline of the Cheat Mountain salamander over a 32-year period and the potential influence of competition from a sympatric species.  J. Herpetology:  48;  415-422.
(kroschel@marshall.edu)

Lanctôt, C. et al.  (2014)  Effects of gyphosate-based herbicides on survival, development, growth and sex ratios of wood frog (Lithobates sylvaticus) tadpoles.  II: Agriculturally relevant exposures to Roundup WeatherMax® and Vision® under laboratory conditions.  Aquatic Toxicology:  154;  291-303.
(chantal.lanctot@gmail.com)

Loudon, A. H. et al.  (2014)  Interactions between amphibians’ symbiotic bacteria cause the production of emergent anti-fungal metabolites.  Frontiers in Microbiology:  5;  441.
(loudonah@jmu.edu)

Lyapkov, S. M.  (2014) Pelophylax ridibundus in Kamchatka thermal waters.  Russian Journal of Zoology (in Russian):  93 (12);
(lyapkov@mail.ru)

Mariel, A. C. et al.  (2014)  Developmental toxicity and risk assessment of nonylphenol to the South American toad, Rhinella arenarum.  Envtl. Toxicology & Pharmacology:  38;  634-642.
(perezcoll@unsam.edu.ar)

McKone, M. J. et al.  (2014)  Rapid collapse of a population of Dieffenbachia spp., plants used for tadpole-rearing by a poison-dart frog (Oophaga pumilio) in a Costa Rican rain forest.  J. Tropical Ecology:  30;  615-619.
(mmckjone@carleton.edu)

McTaggart, A. L. et al.  (2014)  First report of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis associated with amphibians in Kansas, USA.  Herpetol. Review:  45;  439-441.
(maryliz.jameson@gmail.com)

Mendelson, J. R. et al.  (2014)  On the timing of an epidemic of amphibian chytridiomycosis in the highlands of Guatemala.  South American J. Herpetology:  9;  151-153.
(jmendelson@zooatlanta.org)

Moore. J. D. & Ouellet, M.  (in press)  Questioning the use of an amphibian colour morph as an indicator of climate change.  Global Change Biology:
(david.moore@mffp.gouv.qc.ca)

Moskwik, M.  (2014)  Recent elevational range expansions in plethodontid salamanders (Amphibia:  Plethodontidae) in the southern Appalachian Mountains.  J. Biogeography:  41;  1957-1966.
(mpmoskwik@utexas.edu)

Muehlheim, R. L.  (2014)  Detection of ranavirus in archival specimens.  Herpetol. Review:  45;  441-442.
(rmuehlhe@cmnh.org)

Muncy, B. L. et al.  (2014)  Capture probability and survivorship of the southern two-lined salamander (Eurycea cirrigera) in drought and non-drought conditions.  Copeia:  2014;  366-371.
(steven.price@uky.edu)

Navarro-Martin, L. et al.  (2014) Effects of gyphosate-based herbicides on survival, development, growth and sex ratios of wood frog (Lithobates sylvaticus) tadpoles.  I: Chronic laboratory exposures to VisionMax®.  Aquatic Toxicology:  154;  278-290.
(chantal.lanctot@gmail.com)

Ochoa-Ochoa, L. M. & Whittaker, R. J.  (2014)  Spatial and temporal variation in amphibian metacommunity structure in Chiapas, Mexico.  J. Tropical Ecology:  30;  537-549.
(leticiaochoa@snm.ku.dk)

O’Donnell, K. M. et al.  (2014)  Predicting variation in microhabitat utilization of terrestrial salamanders.  Herpetologica:  70;  259-265.
(odonnell.katie.m@gmail.com)

Pessier, A. P. et al.  (in press)  Causes of mortality in anuran amphibians from an ex situ survival assurance colony in Panama.  Zoo Biology:
(apessier@sandiegozoo.org)

Peterson, A. C. & McKenzie, V. J.  (2014)  Investigating differences across host species and scales to explain the distribution of the amphibian pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis.  PLoS One:  9(9);  e107441.
(apeter1@tulane.edu)

Reilly, S. B. et al.  (2014)  Discovery of a new, disjunct population of a narrowly distributed salamander (Taricha rivularis) in California presents conservation challenges.  J. Herpetology:  48;  371-379.
(sbreilly@berkeley.edu)

Richardson, J. M. L. et al.  (2014)  Distribution of the disease pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in non-epidemic amphibian communities of western Canada.  Ecography:  37;  883-893.
(jmlr@uvic.ca)

Richter, S. C. et al.  (2014)  Cryptic diversity and conservation of gopher frogs across the southeastern Unites States.  Copeia:  2014;  231-237.
(stephen.richter@eku.edu)

Sadinski, W. et al.  (2014)  Indicators of the statuses of amphibian populations and their potential for exposure to atrazine in four Midwestern U.S. conservation areas.  PLoS One:  9(9);  e107018.
(wsadinski@usgs.gov)

Searcy, C. A. & Shaffer, H. B.  (2014)  Field validation supports novel niche modelling strategies in a cryptic endangered amphibian.  Ecography:  37;  983-992.
(casearcy@ucdavis.edu)

Seshadri, K. S.  (2014)  Effects of historical selective logging on anuran communities in a wet evergreen forest, south India.  Biotropica:  46;  615-623.
(seshadri@nus.edu.sg)

Simpkins, C. A. et al.  (2014)  Swabber effect:  swabbing technique affects the detectability of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidisHerpetol. Review:  45;  443-445.
(claysimpkins@hotmail.com)

Smalling, K. L. et al.  (in press)  Pesticide concentrations in frog tissue and wetland habitats in a landscape dominated by agriculture.  Science of the Total Environment:
(ksmall@usgs.gov)

Souza, F. L. et al.  (2014)  Habitat heterogeneity and anuran community of an agroecosystem in the Pantanal of Brazil.  Phyllomedusa:  13;  41-50.
(franco.souza@ufms.br)

Tarvin, R. D.  et al.  (2014)  Changes in population size and survival in Atelopus spumarius (Anura:  Bufonidae) are not correlated with chytrid prevalence.  J. Herpetology:  48;  291-297.
(rdtarvin@gmail.com)

Vasconcelos, T. S. & Nascimento, B. T. M.  (2014)  The utility of open-access biodiversity information in representing anurans in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest and Cerrado.  Phyllomedusa:  13;  51-58.
(zoologia@ig.com.br)

Tupper, T. A. et al.  (2014)  Detection of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in the eastern spadefoot, Scaphiopus holbrookii, at Cape Cod National Seashore, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA.  Herpetol. Review:  45;  445-447.
(ttupper@nvcc.edu)

Voyles, J. et al.  (2014)  Experimental evolution alters the rate and temporal pattern of population growth in Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, a lethal fungal pathogen of amphibians.  Ecology & Evolution:  4;  3633-3641.
(jamie.voyles@gmail.com)

Walls, S. C.  (in press)  Identifying monitoring gaps for amphibian populations in a North American biodiversity hotspot, the southeastern USA.  Biodiversity & Conservation:
(swalls@usgs.gov)

While, G. M. & Uller, T.  (2014)  Quo vadis amphibia?  Global warming and breeding phenology in frogs, toads and salamanders.  Ecography:  37;  921-929.
(tobias.uller@zoo.ox.ac.uk)

Wimsatt, J. et al.  (in press)  Detection of pathogenic Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis using water filtration, animal and bait testing.  Zoo Biology:
(jwimsett@hsc.wvu.edu)

Wolff, B. G. et al.  (2014) Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis infection rates differ over short distances between natural lakes and artificial ponds in Minnesota, USA.  Herpetol. Review:  45;  447-449.
(wolff017@tc.umn.edu)

Woodward, A. et al.  (in press)  In vitro sensitivity of the amphibian pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis to antifungal therapeutics.  Research in Veterinary Science:
(woodward.andrewp@gmail.com)

Young, S. et al.  (2014)  Defects of host immune function in tree frogs with chronic chytridiomycosis.  PLoS One:  9(9);  e107284.
(sam.young@my.jcu.edu.au)

Zumbato-Ulate, H. et al.  (in press)  Extremely low prevalence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in frog populations from neotropical dry forest of Costa Rica supports the existence of a climatic refuge from disease.  EcoHealth:
(hugozu1@yahoo.com)