AmphibiaWeb was inspired in 2000 by David Wake's Amphibian Declines seminar, in which Professor Wake, Vance Vredenburg, Joyce Gross, and other UC Berkeley students devised an online system that synthesizes and disseminates information on amphibian natural history, conservation, taxonomy, and global decline with contributions from scientists and experts around the world. Since then it has become an invaluable resource and website that integrates the latest in biodiversity informatics and amphibian biology.
Photo by Joyce Gross
Features include: up-to-date tracking of newly described amphibian species, expert-based species accounts for over 30% of the world’s amphibians, some in multiple languages; dynamic species range and occurrence web mapping; detailed pages on amphibian declines and its causes with ongoing literature updates; community- contributed multimedia files (sound, video and photos) of amphibians around the world; and a community of scientists responsive to the latest taxonomic and research developments in amphibian biology and conservation to any inquiries from the public. Much of AmphibiaWeb's content and work is done by talented student researchers and apprentices; please inquire
how you can get involved.
AmphibiaWeb is a content provider for amphibian species information to the Encyclopedia of Life and iNaturalist.org, and partners with IUCN, CalPhotos, VertNet, among others.
AmphibiaWeb is a partner on the Global Amphibian Bioblitz
, a citizen science project with the aim to observe every species of amphibians!