Neus Oromi, Sebastià Camarasa, Isabel Sanuy, Delfi Sanuy. Acta Herpetologica. Vol 10, No 2 (2015). Variations on embryonic and larval life history traits of ectotherm organisms are strongly affected by temperature conditions. However, these effects can vary between species and populations depending on the mechanisms that act in a determinate local habitat. In the present study, we analysed the effects of temperature on several embryonic and larval traits (survival, development and growth rate until the metamorphosis) of Rana temporaria in two populations living at different altitude (1540 and 2100 m) in the Pyrenees. Leer más.


Marc Franch, Cristiano Silva, Gil Lopes, Fernando Ribeiro, Paulo Trigueiros, Luis Seco, Neftalí Sillero. Acta Herpetologica Vol 10, No 2 (2015). Roads have multiple effects on wildlife; amphibians are one of the groups more intensely affected by roadkills. Monitoring roadkills is expensive and time consuming. Automated mapping systems for detecting roadkills, based on robotic computer vision techniques, are largely necessary. Amphibians can be recognised by a set of features as shape, size, colouration, habitat and location. This species identification by using multiple features at the same time is known as “jizz”. Leer más.