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The Future of Frogs in the Face of Fire

The effective population sizes of brown tree frogs crashed following the Black Saturday fires and had not fully recovered at the end of the study. Credit: D. Paul/Museums Victoria

The effective population sizes of brown tree frogs crashed following the Black Saturday fires and had not fully recovered at the end of the study. Credit: D. Paul/Museums Victoria

By Jane Melville & Dominque Potvin

The increasing risk of bushfires due to climate change is escalating the risk of extinction for frogs in Australia’s south-east.

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