Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research


Asian common toads in Madagascar

24 July 2014

The Asian common toad has recently been found in Madagascar, this has raised fears that it will create ecological destruction similar to its relative; the cane toad which was introduced into Australia. 

Dr Richard Pearson, has published an article highlighting the recent arrival of the Asian common toad, and what this means for the ecology and biodiversity of Madagascar. The full article can be read online (here) or in the Global Change Biology journal. 

The article is entitled: Asian common toads in Madagascar: an urgent effort to inform surveys and eradication efforts and is published in, Global Change Biology. 

DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12693