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The state of amphibians in the United States

December 6, 2012

More than 25 years ago, scientists began to identify unexplained declines in amphibian populations around the world. Much has been learned since then, but amphibian declines have not abated and the interactions among the various threats to amphibians are not clear. Amphibian decline is a problem of local, national, and international scope that can affect ecosystem function, biodiversity, and commerce. This fact sheet provides a snapshot of the state of the amphibians and introduces examples to illustrate the range of issues in the United States.

Publication Year 2012
Title The state of amphibians in the United States
DOI 10.3133/fs20123092
Authors E. Muths, M.J. Adams, E.H.C. Grant, D. Miller, P. S. Corn, L.C. Ball
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 2012-3092
Index ID fs20123092
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative; Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center