Variable breeding phenology affects the exposure of amphibian embryos to ultraviolet radiation: Reply

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Abstract

Corn and Muths (2002) describe how seasonal and annual variation in estimated flux of ultraviolet-B (UV-B) radiation, combined with year-to-year variation in amphibian breeding, phenology, introduces considerable variability in the UV-B exposures to amphibians. The response to our paper by Blaustein et al. (2004) misstates the objective and conclusions of our study, contains other errors of interpretation, and critiques our study for adopting practices that they themselves use. We are confident that an unbiased assessment will show that the conclusions of Corn and Muths (2002) are valid and robust with respect to montane amphibians, and that the criticisms raised by Blaustein et al. (2004) are either invalid or irrelevant.

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Variable breeding phenology affects the exposure of amphibian embryos to ultraviolet radiation: Reply
Series title Ecology
Volume 85
Issue 6
Year Published 2004
Language English
Publisher Ecological Society of America
Contributing office(s) Fort Collins Science Center, Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center
Description 5 p.
First page 1759
Last page 1763
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