While the general problem of amphibian declines is well known, no issue recently has engendered as much concern by the public as amphibian malformities (Ouellet et al. 1996, Tietge 1996, Gray 1998, Helgen et al. 1998a and 1998b, D. Johnson 1998, T. Johnson 1998, Meteyer and Converse 1998). As a result, Gary Casper, Chris Phillips and I decided to assemble this symposium. The session was open to anyone who wished to participate. Nineteen papers were presented (there was one cancellation) and a panel discussion followed. I will organize this summary of, and conclusions drawn from, our symposium into two sections: 1) the ecological importance and 2) proximal causes of the amphibian malformities that now command our attention.
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Lannoo, Michael J.
"Conclusions Drawn from the Malformity and Disease Session, Midwest Declining Amphibians Conference, 1998,"
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