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Document Title:

Multiple Stressor Effects in Relation to Declining Amphibian Populations : A Wingspread Workshop summary.

AUTHOR(S):
Sherry Krest Donald Sparling Greg Linder Edward Little


PUBLICATION NUMBER:
ASTM STP 1443
PAGES:
207 - 219

PUBLICATION DATE: 2003

ABSTRACT:
Numerous studies have documented the decline of amphibian populations over the past decade and no single factor has been the linked to these widespread declines. Determining the causes of declining amphibian populations worldwide has proven difficult because of the variety of anthropogenic and natural suspect agents. A Wingspread workshop, convened by The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), brought together individuals with expertise in the areas of amphibian biology, ecotoxicology, natural resource management, and environmental policy. This workshop had three objectives: 1) create a network for future discussions on multiple stressor causes of declines; 2) characterize and prioritize technical issues critical to the analysis of the decline problem; and 3) identify and develop resource management approaches to promote sustainable and healthy amphibian populations. The workshop proceedings will be summarized in a book entitled, “Multiple Stressors and Declining Amphibian Populations: Evaluating Cause and Effect.” This paper summarizes the results of the workshop.

PUBLISHED BY:
ASTM - American Society for Testing and Materials

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http://www.astm.org/DIGITAL_LIBRARY/STP/PAGES/STP11184S.htm, 200 KB

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