Tuesday, 27 March 2012
The Amphibian Specialist Group IUCN ASG has released an issue focused on Europe, North Africa and West Asia. The PDF can be downloaded from here, and there are articles by RACERs on RACE as well as POPAMPHIBIEN in France (Claude Miaud), conservation in Switzerland (Beni Schmidt) and Betic Midwive toads (Emilio Gonzalez and Jaime Bosch). A great job ASG and James Lewis!
Thursday, 1 March 2012
A new paper by Bai and colleagues (Diversity and Distributions 18, 307--318, 2012) shows that multiple endemic lineages (haplotypes) of Bd exist in Asia. Most interestingly, the endemic Bd lineages appear to be pre-date the expansion of the global panzootic lineage of Bd.