Conservation and Ecology of Anuran Amphibians in Central Western Ghats
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Wildlife & Ecosystems

Conservation and Ecology of Anuran Amphibians in Central Western Ghats

Amphibians are highly sensitive to changes in the environment. Find out what they can teach us about climate change.


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Why the research is important

Why the research is important

Currently, few researchers work in the Western Ghats. You can help increase the presence of science in the region.

There may still be amphibian species yet to be found in the Western Ghats, and you can help researchers learn more about them.

one of the frogs on the Anuran Amphibians expedition

Studies of the amphibians of the Western Ghats have produced important findings about their evolution, breeding behavior, biogeography, and speciation.

This project aims help both schoolchildren and adults identify and appreciate amphibians in their environment. Armed with that knowledge, they can help researchers get a better sense of the diversity and distribution of amphibians in areas of different land use and levels of protection. Researchers also want to establish a monitoring program to assess the influence of climate change on amphibians.

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Central Western Ghats , India, Asia

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K. V.
Gururaja
Srishti Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Bengaluru and Adjunct Scientist at Gubbi Lab

ABOUT K. V. Gururaja

Dr. K. V. Gururaja has spent more than a decade in the Western Ghats and Western Himalayas searching for frogs, observing their behavior, and addressing ecological questions. He has described three new species of frogs and breeding behavior in frogs that was new to science. He wrote a guidebook to the region’s amphibians, the Pictorial Guide to Frogs and Toads of the Western Ghats, and is part of the team that developed “Frog Find,” the first Android mobile app on Indian amphibians.

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