Conservation Concerns

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Climate Change

Climate change could pose a number of problems for amphibians, and can be grouped into 4 main categories:

  1. changes in the local environments they inhabit (soil temperature, prey availability)
  2. changes in the phenology (timing) of activities such as foraging and breeding
  3. changes in the presence of pathogens and exotic species
  4. interactions of climate with other stressors such as pollutants

Amphibian Diseases

Amphibian diseases are emerging as an important concern in the study of amphibian declines. While NE ARMI does not focus intensively on amphibian disease research, the issue plays an important role in our activities.