A lab contribution is published this month in the Annual Reviews of Environment and Resources. The article assesses recent literature highlighting advances in our knowledge of amphibian biodiversity, the extent to which it is being lost, and the drivers of extinction. Nearly one-quarter of all known amphibian species have been described over the past 10 years, and whereas this surge in species descriptions poses challenges for evaluating threat status of each species, it is also an opportunity to ameliorate conservation programs. Preventing a "chytrid déjà vu" will be a major challenge in light of recent declines in populations of European salamanders caused by a recently described chytrid fungus. You can request a copy of the article here.
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