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Status of Conservation and Decline of Amphibians

Australia, New Zealand, and Pacific Islands

Harold Heatwole (editor) Jodi J.L. Rowley (editor)

ISBN: 9781486308385

Publication Date: May 2018

Format: Hardback

Presents the current knowledge on the status of the unique frogs of Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific. This book contributes to an understanding of the current conservation status of the amphibians of each region, aims to stimulate research into halting amphibian declines, and provides a better foundation for making conservation decisions.
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Amphibians are among the most threatened groups of animals on earth. In part due to their highly permeable skin, amphibians are highly sensitive to environmental changes and pollution and provide an early-warning system of deteriorating environmental conditions. The more we learn about the impact of environmental changes on amphibians, the better we as humans will be able to arrest their demise, and our own.

Status of Conservation and Decline of Amphibians brings together the current knowledge on the status of the unique frogs of Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific. Although geographically proximate, each region presents unique challenges and opportunities in amphibian research and conservation. This book contributes to an understanding of the current conservation status of the amphibians of each region, aims to stimulate research into halting amphibian declines, and provides a better foundation for making conservation decisions. It is an invaluable reference for environmental and governmental agencies, researchers, policy-makers involved with biodiversity conservation, and the interested public.

FEATURES:
  • Contains expert analysis of the conservation status of frogs in different regions within Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands as well as the threats they face
  • Provides recommendations for future monitoring, research and legislation and a benchmark against which future threats can be assessed and effectiveness of conservation measures evaluated
  • This book is Volume 11 (Status of Conservation and Decline of Amphibians: Eastern Hemisphere), Part 6 (Australia, New Zealand, and Pacific Islands) of the Amphibian Biology series
Pages 248
Dimensions 270 x 210
Date Published 30 May 2018
Publisher CSIRO Publishing
Subject/s Amphibians   Conservation of the environment  
Harold Heatwole is Adjunct Professor of Zoology at the University of New England in Australia and Professor Emeritus of Biology at North Carolina State University in the USA. He was Editor-in-Chief of the journal Integrative and Comparative Biology for 10 years and has edited two successful series of books: Ecology in Australia (seven volumes) and Amphibian Biology (of which the present book is volume 11).

Jodi J. L. Rowley is the Curator of Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Biology at the Australian Museum and UNSW Sydney. She has been an Editor for the international scientific journal Zootaxa since 2012. She is a Regional Chair of the IUCN Species Survival Commission Amphibian Specialist Group, a Regional Coordinator for the IUCN Amphibian Red List Authority, and a member of the NSW Scientific Committee.

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