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Document Title:

Road Proximity Increases Risk of Skeletal Abnormalities in Wood Frogs from National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska

AUTHOR(S):
Kimberley A. Trust M. K. Reeves Christine L. Dolph Heidi Zimmer Ronald S. Tjeerdema


VOLUME:
116
ISSUE:
8
PAGES:
1009 - 1014

PUBLICATION DATE: August 2008

ABSTRACT:
Skeletal and eye abnormalities in amphibians are not well understood, and they appear to be increasing while global populations decline. Here, we present the first study of amphibian abnormalities in Alaska. In this study we investigated the relationship between anthropogenic influences and the probability of skeletal and eye abnormalities in Alaskan wood frogs (Rana sylvatica) .

PUBLICATION:
Environmental Health Perspectives

PUBLISHED BY:
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

DOCUMENT LINK:
http://www.ehponline.org/docs/2008/10963/abstract.html, 224 KB

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