Do frogs hydroregulate? Regulation versus tolerance of thermal and hydric states
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Water balance is a problem that amphibians face because they are often in danger of desiccation in terrestrial habitats. However we do not know whether frogs regulate body water precisely or routinely tolerate wide variation in body water. We aim to determine the etent to which frogs with different lifestyles from a range of habitats regulate body water and body temperature under natural conditions. Understanding interactions between frogs and their environments allows us to predict the response of frogs to changing environments (including climate change) and is therefore necessary for scientifically based conservation and management plans.