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Ecotoxicology of Amphibians and Reptiles, 2nd Edition Emphasizes the Effects of Contaminants on These Declining Populations
Northeast Region, June 11, 2010
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Chesapeake Bay Field Office biologists, Sherry Krest and Fred Pinkney, are pleased to announce the release of the Second Edition of Ecotoxicology of Amphibians and Reptiles. The book discusses contaminants responsible for declining amphibian and reptile populations and summarizes scientific advances made over the past decade. Sherry co-edited the book with Don Sparling, Greg Linder, and Christine Bishop, and together with Fred Pinkney, co-authored Chapter 16: A Decade of Deformities with Pieter Johnson and Mari Reeves. The chapter includes findings from the FWS's Abnormal Amphibian Project and highlights special studies conducted at Great Bay and Alaskan National Wildlife Refuges.   

"Over the past 10 years, great advances have been made in understanding the effects of contaminants on amphibians. There have been more scientific, peer-reviewed papers on this topic written since 2000 than in the 30 years preceding that time." - Preface for Second Edition

For more information contact:

Sherry Krest




Fred Pinkney



Contact Info: Kathryn Reshetiloff, 410-573-4582, kathryn_reshetiloff@fws.gov

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