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Recent publications:

Fey, S. B., A. M. Siepielski, S. Nussle, K. Cervantes-Yoshida, J. L. Hwan, E. Hubber, M. J. Fey, A. Catenazzi and S. M. Carlson. 2015. Recent shifts in the occurrence, causes, and magnitude of animal mass mortality events. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA112: 1083-1088

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Catenazzi, A. and R. von May. 2014. Conservation status of amphibians in Peru. In: Status of Conservation and Decline of Amphibians: Western Hemisphere. H. Heatwole, C. Barrios-Amorós and J. Wilkinson (editors). Volume 9 in: Amphibian Biology, H. Heatwole (ed.), Herpetological Monographs 28: 1-23.  
Chávez, G., A. Catenazzi. 2014. A new Andean lizard of the genus Potamites (Sauria, Gymnophthalmidae) from Manu National Park, southeastern Peru. Zootaxa 3774: 45-56

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Catenazzi, A., E. Lehr and V. T. Vredenburg. 2014. Thermal physiology, disease and amphibian declines in the eastern slopes of the Andes. Conservation Biology 28: 509-517

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Havik, G., A. Catenazzi and M. Holmgren. 2014. Seabird nutrient subsidies benefit non-nitrogen fixing trees and alter species composition in South American coastal dry forests. PLOS ONE 9(1): e86381. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0086381 

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Catenazzi, A., E. Lehr and R. von May. 2013. The amphibians and reptiles of Manu National Park and its buffer zone, Amazon basin and eastern slopes of the Andes, Peru. Biota Neotropica 13(4): 269–283.  

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Catenazzi, A. and S. J. Kupferberg. 2013. The importance of thermal conditions to recruitment success in stream-breeding frog populations distributed across a productivity gradient. Biological Conservation 168:40-48  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0006320713003273
Catenazzi, A, R von May, VT Vredenburg. 2013. High prevalence of infection in tadpoles increases vulnerability to fungal pathogen in high-Andean amphibians. Biol Conservation 159:413-421  https://sites.google.com/site/acatenazzi/Catenazzietal2013.pdf?attredirects=0
Böhm, M, et al. 2013. The conservation status of the world's reptiles. Biological Conservation 157: 372-385 

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Catenazzi, A, R von May, E Lehr, G Gagliardi-Urrutia, JM Guayasamin. 2012. A new, high-elevation glassfrog (Anura: Centrolenidae) from Manu National Park, southern Peru. Zootaxa 3388: 56-68   

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Kupferberg, SJ, W Palen, A Lind, S Bobzien, A Catenazzi, J Drennan, ME Power. 2012. Effects of altered flow regimes by dams on survival, population declines, and range-wide losses of California river-breeding frogs. Conservation Biology 26: 513-524  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1523-1739.2012.01837.x/abstract
Catenazzi A, E Lehr, LO Rodriguez, VT Vredenburg. 2011. Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis and the collapse of anuran species richness and abundance in the upper Manu National Park, SE Peru. Conservation Biology 25: 382-391 monitoring   https://sites.google.com/site/acatenazzi/Catenazzietal2011.pdf?attredirects=0

A guide to the frogs of the upper Manu National Park, Peru (>2400 m):


Big news from the ridgetop -- rapid biological inventory with the Field Museum in northern Peru


A guide to the amphibians and reptiles of the Kampankis mountains, northern Peru


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