Malformed frogs

The collapse of aquatic ecosystems

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Abstract

The widespread appearance of frogs with deformed bodies has generated much press coverage over the past decade. Frogs with extra limbs or digits, missing limbs or digits, or misaligned appendages raise an alarming question: "Are deformed humans next?" Taking a fresh look at this disturbing environmental problem, this reference provides a balanced overview of the science behind the malformed frog phenomenon. Bringing together data from ecology, parasitology, and other disciplines, Michael Lannoo considers the possible causes of these deformities, tells which frogs have been affected, and addresses questions about what these malformations might mean to human populations. Featuring high-quality radiographic images, Malformed Frogs suggests that our focus should be on finding practical solutions, a key component of which will be controlling chemical, nutrient, and pesticide runoff into wetlands.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of California Press
ISBN (Print)9780520255883
StatePublished - Aug 4 2008

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Anura
Ecosystem
frogs
limbs (animal)
Extremities
news media
Parasitology
parasitology
Wetlands
Ecology
appendages
Pesticides
human population
runoff
wetlands
pesticides
aquatic ecosystems
ecology
Food
nutrients

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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Lannoo, M. (2008). Malformed frogs: The collapse of aquatic ecosystems. University of California Press.

Malformed frogs : The collapse of aquatic ecosystems. / Lannoo, Michael.

University of California Press, 2008.

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Lannoo, M 2008, Malformed frogs: The collapse of aquatic ecosystems. University of California Press.
Lannoo M. Malformed frogs: The collapse of aquatic ecosystems. University of California Press, 2008.
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