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Tropical Amphibians

Reversing Tropical Amphibian Declines

with Steven Whitfield PhD, Dr. Steven Whitfield is a wildlife biologist and Conservation and Research Specialist at Zoo Miami

Mendelson, J.R.III, S.M. Whitfield, M.J. Sredl. 2019. A recovery engine model for amphibian conservation in the context of disease. Biological Conservation 236:188-191. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2019.05.025
Scheele, B.C., F. Pasmans, L. Berger, L. Skerratt, A. Martel, W. Beukema, A.A. Acevedo, P.A. Burrowes, T. Carvalho, A. Catenazzi, I. De La Riva, M.C. Fisher, S.V. Flechas, C.N. Foster, P. Frías-Álvarez, T.W.J. Garner, B. Gratwicke, J. M. Guayasamin, M. Hirschfeld, J.E. Kolby, T. A. Kosch, E. La Marca, D.B. Lindenmayer, K.R. Lips, A.V. Longo, R. Maneyro, C.A. McDonald, J. Mendelson III, P. Palacios-Rodriguez, G. Parra-Olea, C.L. Richards-Zawacki, M. Rödel, S.M. Rovito, C. Soto-Azat, L.F. Toledo, J. Voyles, C. Weldon, S.M. Whitfield, M. Wilkinson, K.R. Zamudio, S. Canessa. 2019. The aftermath of an amphibian fungal panzootic reveals unprecedented loss of biodiversity. Science 363:1459-1463. DOI: 10.1126/science.aav0379
Kueneman, J. M.C. Bletz , V.J. McKenzie , G. C. Becker , M. Joseph , J.G. Abarca , H.M. Archer, L. Arellano , A. Bataille , M. H. Becker, L. K. Belden , A. Crottini, R. Geffers , C.F. Haddad, R.N. Harris , W.M. Holden , M.C. Hughey , B. Waldman, M. Jarek, J. Kerby, J. Kielgast, A. Kurabayashi , A.V. Longo, A. Loudon, D. Medina , J.J. Nuñez , B.R.G. Perl , A.A. Pinto-Tomás , F.C.E. Rabemananjara, E.A Rebollar, A. Rodríguez, L.A. Rollins-Smith, R. Stevenson, C.C. Tebbe , G. Vargas Asensio , J.B. Walke , S.M. Whitfield, K.R. Zamudio, I. Zúñiga Chaves, D.C. Woodhams, M. Vences. 2019. Community richness of amphibian skin bacteria correlats with bioclimate at the global scaleNature Ecology and Evolution. DOI: 10.1038/s41559-019-0798-1
Abarca, J.G., G. V Vargas-Asensio, Ibrahim Zúñiga-Chaves, S. M. Whitfield, D.C. Woodhams, J.L. Kerby, V. J. McKenzie, C. Murillo-Cruz, A. Pinto-Tomás. 2018.  Assessment of Bacterial Communities Associated with the Skin of Costa Rican Amphibians at La Selva Biological StationFrontiers in Microbiology. DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.02001
Nowakowski, A.J., J.I. Watling, M. Thompson, G. Brusch, A. Catenazzi, S.M. Whitfield, D. Kurz, A Suarez-Mayorga, A. Aponte-Gutierrez, M.A. Donnelly, B.D. Todd. 2018. Thermal biology mediates responses of amphibians and reptiles to habitat modificationEcology Letters. DOI: 10.1111/ele.12901
Gomez-Hoyos, D.A., S. Escobar-Lasso, R. Seisdedos-de-Vergara, J.G. Abarca, J. Schipper, S.M. Whitfield, G. Alvarado, J.F. Gonzalez-Maya. 2018. Phytotelmata selection by anurans and implications for their conservation at Las Tablas Protected Zone, Costa RicaAlytes 34:1-11.
Whitfield, S.M., G. Alvarado, J. Abarca, H. Zumbado, M. Wainwright, J.L. Kerby. 2017. Differential patterns of infection by Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in relict amphibian populations following severe disease-associated declines. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 126:33-41. DOI: 10.3354/dao03154.
Bickford, D.P., R. Alford, M.L. Crump, S. M. Whitfield, N. Karraker, and M. A. Donnelly. 2017. Impacts of Climate Change on Amphibian Biodiversity.  Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-409548-9.10022-3
Madison, J.D., E.A. Berg, J. Abarca Alvarado, S.M. Whitfield, O. Gorbatenko, A. Pinto, J.L. Kerby. 2017. Characterization of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis-inhibiting bacteria from amphibian populations in Costa Rica. Frontiers in Microbiology 8:290 DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.00290
Nowakowski, A., J. Watling, S.M. Whitfield, B. Todd, D. Kurz, M.A. Donnelly. 2017. Tropical amphibians in shifting thermal landscapes under land use and climate change. Conservation Biology 31(1):96-105. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.12769
Whitfield, S.M., K R. Lips, M.A. Donnelly. 2016. Amphibian decline and conservation in Central America. Copeia 104(2):351–379. DOI: 10.1643/CH-15-300
Alza, C., M.A. Donnelly, S.M. Whitfield. Additive effects of mean temperature, temperature variability, and chlorothalonil to Red-Eyed Treefrog (Agalychnis callidryas) larvae. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. DOI: 10.1002/etc.3484
Brusch, G, E. N. Taylor, S.M. Whitfield. Turn up the heat: Thermal tolerances of lizards in La Selva, Costa Rica. Oecologia 180(2):325-334. DOI: 10.1007/s00442-015-3467-3
Nowakowski, A.J., S.M. Whitfield, E.A. Eskew, M.E. Thompson, J.P. Rose, B.L. Caraballo, J.L. Kerby, M.A. Donnelly, B.D. Todd. 2016. Infection risk decreases with increasing mismatch in host and pathogen environmental tolerances. Ecology Letters 19:1051-1061. DOI: 10.1111/ele.12641