A warming climate, however, will dry up some of the places where amphibians and their young have found refuge. Researchers in the May 1 issue of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment write about this challenge and a novel combination of tools that could help land managers, biologists, fishing enthusiasts and other citizens weigh where amphibians are in the most need of help and guide plans for possible fish removals from selected lakes. Leer más.
It’s an old story: a Cuban émigré arrives in Florida, thrives and then sends out roots, in the process becoming completely Americanized. I refer, of course, to the green anole, Anolis carolinensis, derived from grand-daddy porcatus in Cuba. Leer más.
Scientists now have a new way to determine if an amphibian is susceptible to the chytrid fungus as a researcher with the University of Colorado has discovered a method to analyse a frog’s skin to determine how susceptible it is to the disease. Leer más.
Saudis have called for stringent action against anyone who catches excessive quantities of ‘dhabi’, the spiny tailed lizard that lives in the deserts of the Gulf countries, saying that illegal poaching was a serious threat to the ecoregion biodiversity. Leer más.