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AmphibiaWeb: Declining Amphibian Populations
- Summarizes some of the evidence of climate change around the world. Describes direct effects such as phenology, decline and extinction, and indirect effects such as decreased immune function due to increased exposure of amphibian embryos to ultraviolet radiation.
Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS): Coral Bleaching Index
- The results of reef monitoring and regional surveys are used to provide up to date information on the status of corals around the world. Includes details of facilities, services, and current research projects.
Climate Change and Wildlife
- An overview including brief details of the various responses, from changed habits to species decline, of marine and freshwater fish, insects and other invertebrates, mammals, reptiles and amphibians, and birds. [PDF]
US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) Seminar: Amphibian Declines in the Cloud Forests of Costa Rica
- Report of a case study into the present and future consequences of global warming for highland tropical forest ecosystems. A brief overview of the collapse of the entire amphibian fauna of Monteverde Cloud Forest, including the disappearance of the Golden Toad.
World Health Organization (WHO): Using Climate to Predict Infectious Disease Outbreaks
- Review of the degree to which epidemics are sensitive to climate variations. Identifies candidate diseases and describes the conceptual framework for developing climate-based early warning systems. [PDF]
Effects of Global Warming on Trout and Salmon in US Streams
- A detailed report of results from a simulation study, estimating how stream temperatures will respond to changes in air temperature, and assessing the vulnerability of fish species to changes in availability of suitable habitat. Includes statistics, graphs, maps, and photographs. [PDF] (May 01, 2002)
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