Amphibians in a vise: Climate change robs frogs, salamanders of refuge

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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 03 May 2014

"By hightailing it to nearby ponds and shallow waterways, frogs and salamanders have – until now – had a way to evade exotic trout introduced to the West’s high-mountain lakes for recreational fishing.

A warming climate, however, will dry up some of the places where amphibians and their young have found refuge. Researchers in the May 1 issue of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment write about this challenge and a novel combination of tools that could help land managers, biologists, fishing enthusiasts and other citizens weigh where amphibians are in the most need of help and guide plans for possible fish removals from selected lakes."

Amphibians in a vise: Climate change robs frogs, salamanders of refuge, U-Dub, May 1, 2014.

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