Status of Conservation and Decline of Amphibians
Australia, New Zealand, and Pacific Islands
Volume 11: Eastern Hemisphere
Part 6: Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands

Cloth: 978 1 4863 0838 5 / $119.95
Published: July 2018  

Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
248 pp., 8 1/4" x 10 5/8"
graphs & color photos
Amphibians are among the most threatened groups of animals on earth. In part due to their highly permeable skin, amphibians are highly sensitive to environmental changes and pollution and provide an early-warning system of deteriorating environmental conditions. The more we learn about the impact of environmental changes on amphibians, the better we as humans will be able to arrest their demise, and our own.

Status of Conservation and Decline of Amphibians brings together the current knowledge on the status of the unique frogs of Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific. Although geographically proximate, each region presents unique challenges and opportunities in amphibian research and conservation. This book contributes to an understanding of the current conservation status of the amphibians of each region, aims to stimulate research into halting amphibian declines, and provides a better foundation for making conservation decisions. It is an invaluable reference for environmental and governmental agencies, researchers, policy-makers involved with biodiversity conservation, and the interested public.

This book is Volume 11 (Status of Conservation and Decline of Amphibians: Eastern Hemisphere), Part 6 (Australia, New Zealand, and Pacific Islands) of the Amphibian Biology series.

Table of Contents:
Contents of Previous Parts of Volume 11
Contributors to Part 6

1: Introduction
2: A Brief Demographic Overview of Australia’s Native Amphibians
3: Status of Decline and Conservation of Frogs in the Wet Tropics of Australia
4: Frogs of the Monsoon Tropical Savannah Regions of Northern Australia
5: An Update on Frog Declines from the Forests of Subtropical Eastern Australia
6: Frog Declines and Associated Management Response in South-eastern Mainland Australia and Tasmania
7: The Status of Decline and Conservation of Frogs in Temperate South-eastern Australia
8: The Status of Conservation of Frogs in South-western Australia
9: The Status of Decline and Conservation of Frogs in the Arid and Semi-arid Zones of Australia
10: The Impact of an Invasive Amphibian: The Cane Toad, Rhinella marina
11: The Role of Ex Situ Amphibian Conservation in Australia
12: Conservation of Frogs in Australia: State and Federal Laws---Who is Responsible?
13: Status of Decline and Conservation of Frogs in New Zealand
14: Amphibians of the Pacific: Natural History and Conservation