News & Public Affairs07/16/14 Brenton Honeywell
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Populations of amphibians, like frogs and toads, are on the decline worldwide. But a new study could lead to certain amphibian species recovering.
This study focuses on 2 amphibian species that can acquire resistance to a deadly fungus. Taegan McMahon, an assistant professor of biology at the University of Tampa is one of the lead researchers in the study.
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“Within this paper we looked at two species ourselves, Oak Toad and Cuban tree frog, then we also looked at another paper that ...
11/15/12 Olivia Kabat
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A study conducted by the University of South Florida shows evidence that frogs are getting sick more often because of climate change. The research found that fluctuations in temperature decrease frogsâ resistance to a deadly pathogen that is linked to worldwide amphibian declines.
Jason Rohr, co-author of the study and associate professor of Integrative Biology at USF, says the study provides an understanding of how climate change plays a role in the global well-being of amphibians. ...Be the first to comment
07/20/12 Olivia Kabat
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Earlier this month the Center for Biological Diversity filed a petition to receive Endangered Species Act protection for rare amphibians and reptiles. The goal of this petition is to save 53 species across the country, 10 of which live in Florida.
Collette Giese is an attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity who specializes in reptiles and amphibians. She says species like the Florida Scrub Lizard and the Apalachicola King Snake can only be saved if theyâre protected under the End...Be the first to comment