Amphibian Literature


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The Halliday-Bishop Conservation Library

3 March 2021

AmphibiaWeb offers an ongoing bibliography of recent amphibian conservation papers. Initiated and long maintained by Tim Haliiday and continued on by Phil Bishop upon Tim's passing (1945-2019), Phil has also passed away (Jan 2021). We honor their tireless efforts by continuing this resource, in partnership with IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group (ASG) and the Amphibian Survival Alliance (ASA). It will now be known as The Halliday-Bishop Conservation Library

The lists contain as many papers as we could find with links to the abstracts and publications (some of which are Open Access), but if you find any we have missed, please let us know.

Download the current lists of literature below. In collaboration with ASA and ASG we are updating our process and improvements will be coming soon.

2020 (posted 3/1/2020)

January to February 2020 (pdf) January to February 2020 (doc)

March to June 2020 (pdf) March to June 2020 (doc)

2019 (updated 12/31/2019)

January to June 2019 (pdf) January to June 2019 (doc)

July to December 2019 (pdf) July to December 2019 (doc)


July - December 2018 (pdf)

Dynamic Bibliographies

posted 5 April 2019

Currently, we update topic-based bibliographies on Zotero. Check our group libraries below for papers on Bd & Bsal as well as new species descriptions. We are growing these efforts! Please let us know if you have any suggestions or would like to help manage.
Tip: Zotero group libraries can be added to a personal Zotero library through the desktop app. Use Tags to filter the list.

Bd and Bsal Bibliography

Bd and Bsal Bibliography on Zotero

New Species Publications

New Species Publications on Zotero

See the archived lists by Tim Halliday

These monthly reference lists were compiled by Professor Tim Halliday (formerly the International Director of the Declining Amphibian Biology Task Force). They list papers on amphibian declines, their causes, and on amphibian conservation, with an emphasis on those that describe methods for monitoring and conserving amphibian populations. He discontinued his efforts in July 2018.