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The incidence of abnormalities in the fire-bellied toad, Bombina orientalis, in relation to nearby human activity

Title
The incidence of abnormalities in the fire-bellied toad, Bombina orientalis, in relation to nearby human activity
Authors
Kang C.Shin Y.Kim Y.E.Moon J.Kang J.Y.Jang Y.
Ewha Authors
장이권
SCOPUS Author ID
장이권scopus
Issue Date
2016
Journal Title
Journal of Ecology and Environment
ISSN
2287-8327JCR Link
Citation
vol. 39, no. 1, pp. 11 - 16
Keywords
AbnormalityAmphibianConservationDeformationHuman activity
Publisher
Ecological Society of Korea
Indexed
SCOPUS; KCI scopus
Abstract
Declines in amphibian populations are occurring worldwide, and have been attributed to many factors, including an­thropogenic environmental changes. One of the ramifications of such declines is abnormalities in many amphibian spe­cies. A strong association has been detected between human activities and abnormalities in amphibian populations, but studies on this association are largely focused on lentic species. In this study, it was analyzed whether the degree of local human activity was associated with the rate of abnormalities in Bombina orientalis which inhabited lotic environments. We found that the proportions of abnormalities in wild populations of B. orientalis increased, when i) the closest human land use was located within 100 m from the frogs’ habitat, and ii) the proportion of human land use within a 300-m radius was high. Our findings suggest that human activity has a negative impact on the fitness of nearby amphibian populations, and that wild populations very close to human-induced disturbance are affected. © 2016 The Ecological Society of Korea. All rights are reserved.
DOI
10.5141/ecoenv.2016.002
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