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  • declines
  • In response to these declines in North America, an international group of biologists created the North American Amphibian Monitoring Program (NAAMP) , with the goal of providing reliable methods of monitoring our native amphibians. (tn.gov)
  • Citations: 'The cause of global amphibian declines: a developmental endocrinologist's perspective. (wired.com)
  • nearly
  • Nearly all of these studies suggest that amphibians are particularly sensitive,' wrote Tyrone Hayes, a University of California, Berkeley biologist, in a paper published in the March 15 Journal of Experimental Biology . (wired.com)
  • Infection
  • It's a perfect storm of infection: atrazine makes amphibians more vulnerable to disease, and carriers of disease more common. (wired.com)
  • frog
  • The smallest amphibian (and vertebrate) in the world is a frog from New Guinea ( Paedophryne amauensis ) with a length of just 7.7 mm (0.30 in). (wikipedia.org)
  • In California's High Sierra, meadows rich with the call of amphibians such as the Yosemite toad and the yellow-legged frog became eerily silent. (nwf.org)
  • Amphibian herpesviruses might never have been studied had Luck√© (1934) not discovered that cells of the renal adenocarcinoma of the common leopard frog, Rana pipiens , frequently contain intranuclear acidophilic inclusion bodies similar to those found in herpes simplex infections and other viral diseases. (springer.com)
  • The Chinese giant salamander and the Goliath frog are considered examples of the largest amphibians. (wisegeek.com)
  • world
  • With last fall's publication of the Global Amphibian Assessment, a joint project of IUCN-The World Conservation Union, Conservation International (CI) and NatureServe, the problem has become impossible to ignore. (nwf.org)
  • The majority of this group of limbless, wormlike amphibians live underground in humid tropical regions throughout the world. (britannica.com)
  • available
  • This chapter will summarize the relevant available information on the two amphibian herpesviruses and, where possible, point out reasons for the paucity of information on them. (springer.com)
  • Program
  • The TAMP is sponsored by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) and the Center For Environmental Education at Middle Tennessee State University.Participation in the Tennessee Amphibian Monitoring Program is voluntary and is open to all interested persons, old and young alike. (tn.gov)
  • status
  • The TAMP is being undertaken in an effort to understand the status of amphibians in our home state. (tn.gov)
  • environmental
  • This lends some credence to our concerns about holes in the ozone layer, and reminds us of the value of amphibians as environmental indicators. (tn.gov)
  • Numerous studies have documented the effects of environmental pollutants on the amphibian immune system. (wired.com)
  • time
  • David Wake, a University of California-Berkeley biologist who has studied amphibians for 40 years, recalls the first time he returned to Monteverde after the crash: "I had the perspective of the forest becoming silent, of what had been just an incredible experience suddenly turning into nothing. (nwf.org)