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The Herpetologists' League, established in 1946, is an international organization of people devoted to studying herpetology -- the biology of amphibians and reptiles. HL publishes two scholarly journals -- the quarterly Herpetologica, which contains original research papers and essays, and the annual supplement Herpetological Monographs, which contains lengthy research articles, syntheses, and special symposia.
Prominent Herpetologists Karen Lips and Joe Mendelson III release New York Time news story on Saving Amphibians.
Stopping the Next Amphibian Apocalypse
By KAREN R. LIPS and JOSEPH R. MENDELSON III
NOVEMBER 14, 2014
FOR the past 25 years we have watched helplessly as a wide range of amphibians around the world have died from a pathogenic fungus, known as Bd (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis). Now, yet another fungal contagion appears to have been unleashed. This one is spreading among salamanders in parts of Europe and threatens devastation. Please see link to the right for full story.