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.

June 2014

Antwis, R. E. et al.  (in press)  Passive integrated transponder (PIT) tagging frogs causes disruption to the cutaneous bacterial community and proliferation of opportunistic fungi.  Applied & Envtl. Microbiology:
(rachael.antwis@gmail.com)

Araújo, C. V. M. et al.  (2014)  Preference and avoidance responses by tadpoles:  the fungicide pyrimethanil as a habitat disturber.  Ecotoxicology:  23;  851-860.
(cristiano.araujo@icman.csic.es)

Balaji, D. et al.  (2014)  Drivers of reptile and amphibian assemblages outside the protected areas of Western Ghats, India.  J. Nature Conservation:  22;  337-341.
(sreekar1988@gmail.com)

Burger, J. et al.  (2014)  Selenium:mercury molar ratios in bullfrog and leopard frog tadpoles from the northeastern United States.  EcoHealth:  11;  154-163.
(burger@biology.rutgers.edu)

Campos, F. S. et al.  (2014)  The efficiency of indicator groups for the conservation of amphibians in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest.  Ecology & Evolution:  4;  2505-2514.
(feliperoots@hotmail.com)

Christenson, T. A. et al.  (in press)  Effects of Cutrine-Plus® algaecide and predators on wood frog (Lithobates sylvaticus) tadpole survival and growth.  Envtl. Science & Pollution Research:
(smithg@denison-edu)

Dal-Medico, S. E. et al.  (2014)  Negative impact of a cadmium concentration considered environmentally safe in Brazil on the cardiac performance of bullfrog tadpoles.  Ecotoxicology & Envtl. Safety:  104;  168-174.
(monica@ufscar.br)

Daskin, J. H. et al.  (2014)  Cool temperatures reduce antifungal activity of symbiotic bacteria of threatened amphibians – implications for disease management and patterns of decline.  PLoS One:  9(6);  e100378.
(daskin@princeton.edu)

Earl, J. E. & Gray, M. J.  (in press)  Introduction of ranavirus to isolated wood frog populations could cause local extinction.  EcoHealth:
(jearl@nimbios.org)

Ghose, S. L. et al.  (in press)  Acute toxicity tests and meta-analysis identify gaps in tropical ecotoxicology of amphibians.  Envtl. Toxicology & Chemistry:
(whitfields@gonzaga.edu)

Heard, G. W. et al.  (2014)  Wetland characteristics influence disease risk for a threatened amphibian.  Ecological Applications:  24;  650-662.
(heardg@unimelb.edu.au)

Hill, R. L. & Levy, M. G.  (2014)  Prevalence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in pond-breeding amphibians of the Fall Line Sandhills region of Georgia, USA.  Herpetological Review:  45;  236-238.
(rhill@zooatlanta.org)

Howard, S. D. & Bickford, D. P.  (2014)  Amphibians over the edge:  silent extinction risk of Data Deficient species.  Diversity & Distributions:  20;  837-846.
(samdhoward@gmail.com)

Huang, M.-Y. et al.  (2014)  Chronic effects of environmentally-relevant concentrations of lead in Pelophylax nigromaculata tadpoles:  threshold dose and adverse effects.  Ecotoxicology & Envtl. Safety:  104;  310-316.
(ji@mail.hz.zj.cn)

Katzenberger, M. et al.  (2014)  Swimming with predators and pesticides:  how environmental stressors affect the thermal physiology of tadpoles.  PLoS One:  9(5);  e98265.

Lanctôt, C. et al.  (in press)  Effects of glyphosate-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:
(c.lanctot@cqu.edu.au)

Liu, X. et al.  (2014)  Congener diversity, topographic heterogeneity and human-assisted dispersal predict spread rates of alien herpetofauna at a global scale.  Ecology Letters:  17;  821-829.
(limy@ioz.ac.cn)

Lobos, G. et al.  (2014)  Low genetic diversity of the successful invasive African clawed frog Xenopus laevis (Pipidae) in Chile.  Studies on Neotropical Fauna & Environment:  49;  50-60.

Longo, A. V. et al.  (in press)  Genomic studies of disease-outcome in host-pathogen dynamics.  Integrative & Comparative Biology:

Lynch, R. L. et al.  (2014)  Rediscovery of Andinophryne olallai Hoogmoed, 1985 (Anura, Bufonidae), an enigmatic and endangered Andean toad.  Amphibian & Reptile Conservation:  8;  1-7.
(ryan@biodiversitygroup.org)

McMahon, T. A. & Rohr, J. R.  (2014)  Trypan blue dye is an effective and inexpensive way to determine the viability of Batrachochtrium dendrobatidis zoospores.  EcoHealth:  11;  164-167.
(taeganmcmahon@gmail.com)

Michaels, C. J. et al.  (2014)  The importance of enrichment for advancing amphibian welfare and conservation goals:  a review of a neglected topic.  Amphibian & Reptile Conservation:  8;  7-23.
(c.j.michaels44@gmail.com)

Niemi, M. et al.  (2014)  Dry paths effectively reduce road mortality of small and medium-sized terrestrial vertebrates.  J. Envtl. Management:  144C;  51-57.
(milla.niemi@helsinki.fi)

Olsen, A. C. & Cossel, J. O.  (2014)  Observations of a remnant population of the critically endangered hylid frog Isthmohyla rivularis on the Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve, Costa Rica.  Herpetological Review:  45;  205-208.
(jocossel@nnu.edu)

Orton, F. et al.  (in press)  Body size, nuptial pad size and hormone levels:  potential non-destructive biomarkers of reproductive health in wild toads (Bufo bufo).  Ecotoxicology:
(f.orton@exeter.ac.uk)

Pérez-Iglesias, J. M. et al.  (2014)  The genotoxic effects of the imidacloprid-based insecticide formulation Glacoxan Imida on Montevideo tree frog Hypsiboas pulchellus tadpoles (Anura, Hylidae).  Ecotoxicology & Envtl. Safety:  104;  120-126.
(marcelo.larramendy@gmail.com)

Peterman, W. E. et al.  (2014)  Maximizing pond biodiversity across the landscape:  a case study of larval ambystomatid salamanders.  Animal Conservation:  17;  275-285.
(bill.peterman@gmail.com)

Phillips, C. A. et al.  (2014)  Occurrence of the chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in amphibians in Illinois, USA.  Herpetological Review:  45;  238-240.
(caphilli@illinois.edu)

Reimer, A. et al.  (2014)  The impact of information and familiarity on public attitudes toward the eastern hellbender.  Animal Conservation:  17;  235-243.
(apreimer2@gmail.com)

Richter, S. C. & Nunziata, S. O.  (2014)  Survival to metamorphosis is positively related to genetic variability in a critically endangered amphibian species.  Animal Conservation:  17;  265-274.
(stephen.richter@eku.edu)

Ruiz de Arcaute, C. et al.  (2014)  Genotoxicity evaluation of the insecticide imidacloprid on circulating blood cells of Montevideo tree frog Hypsiboas pulchellus tadpoles (Anura, Hylidae) by comet and micronucleus bioassays.  Ecological Indicators:  45;  632-639.
(macelo.larramendy@gmail.com)

Ryan, M. J. et al.  (2014)  Individualistic population responses of five frog species in two changing tropical environments over time.  PLoS One:  9(5);  e98351.
(mjryan42@gmail.com)

Sekowska, J. M. et al.  (2014)  Prevalence and spatial distribution of frog virus 3 in free-ranging populations of northern cricket frogs (Acris crepitans), American bullfrogs (Lithobates catesbeianus) and northern leopard frogs (Lithobates pipiens) in western Illinois and Wisconsin, USA.  Herpetological Review:  45;  245-247.
(jmsekowska@gmail.com)

Sinsch, U.  (2014)  Movement ecology of amphibians:  from individual migratory behaviour to spatially structured populations in heterogeneous landscapes.  Canadian J. Zoology:  92;  491-502.
(sinsch@uni-koblenz.de)

Soteropoulos, D.L. et al.  (2014)  Effects of copper exposure on hatching success and early larval survival in marbled salamanders, Ambystoma opacum.  Envtl. Toxicology & Chemistry:  33;  1631-1637.
(scott@srel.uga.edu)

Stoops, M. A. et al.  (2014)  Successful captive breeding of Necturus beyeri through manipulation of environmental cues and exogenous hormone administration:  a model for endangered Necturus.  Herpetological Review:  45;  251-256.
(monica.stoops@cincinnatizoo.org)

Surasinghe, T. & Baldwin, R. F.  (2014)  Ghost of land-use past in the context of current land cover:  evidence from salamander communities in streams of Blue Ridge and Piedmont ecoregions.  Canadian J. Zoology:  92;  527-536.
(tsurasi@g.clemson.edu)

Thurman, L. L.  et al.  (2014)  Elevational differences in trait response to UV-B radiation by long-toed salamander populations.  Oecologia:  175;  835-845.
(lindsey.thurman@oregonstate.edu)

Upton, K. et al.  (2014)  Amphibian diversity on floating meadows in flooded forests of the Peruvian Amazon.  Herpetological Review:  45;  209-212.
(katyfrogg@gmail.com)

Wagner, N. et al.  (2014)  Evaluating the risk of pesticide exposure for amphibian species listed in Annex II of the European Union Habitats Directive.  Biological Conservation:  176;  64-70.
(wagnern@uni-trier.de)

Wagner, N. et al.  (2014)  Are deformation rates of anuran developmental stages suitable indicators for environmental pollution?  Possibilities and limitations.  Ecological Indicators:  45;  394-401.
(wagnern@uni-trier.de)

Wheelwright, N. T. et al.  (2014)  Sudden mass die-off of a large population of wood frog (Lithobates sylvaticus) tadpoles in Maine, USA, likely due to ranavirus.  Herpetological Review:  45;  240-242.
(nwheelwr@bowdoin.edu)

Winters, H. D. et al.  (2014)  Prevalence of the amphibian chytrid fungus among zoo and pet store collections in the northeastern United States.  Herpetological Review:  45;  242-244.
(mt027@bucknell.edu)

Youngquist, M. B. & Boone, M. D.  (2014)  Movement of amphibians through agricultural landscapes:  the role of habitat on edge permeability.  Biological Conservation:  175;  148-155.
(youngqmb@miamioh.edu)

Zeisset, I. & Beebee, T. J. C.  (2014)  Drift rather than selection dominates MHC class II allelic diversity patterns at the biogeographical range scale in natterjack toads Bufo calamita.  PLoS One:  9(6);  e100176.
(i.zeisset@brighton.ac.uk)

Zhu, W. et al.  (2014)  Retrospective survey of museum specimens reveals historically widespread presence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in China.  EcoHealth:  11;  241-250.
(limy@ioz.ac.cn)