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Ecological and Environmental Physiology of Amphibians$
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Stanley S. Hillman, Philip C. Withers, Robert C. Drewes, and Stanley D. Hillyard

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780198570325

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570325.001.0001

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Conclusions and Future Directions

Conclusions and Future Directions

(p.375) 6 Conclusions and Future Directions
Ecological and Environmental Physiology of Amphibians

Stanley S. Hillman

Philip C. Withers

Robert C. Drewes

Stanley D. Hillyard

Oxford University Press

This concluding chapter summarizes what we know and what future directions will help our understanding. It argues that greater phylogenetic breadth is required in future studies of amphibians, and that physiology is at the heart of any complete understanding of amphibian declines occurring worldwide. It concludes with a plea for collaboration and integration of different levels of biological organization in future studies.

Keywords:   phylogeny, comparative methods, population declines, environmental physiology, genomics, proteomics, metabolomics

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